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Dewalt 18v batteries

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I just took over a shop with 7 Dewalt 18v batteries, half being XRP, half not. However, I only have 3 chargers. The drill and vacuum are really the only tools I use, and I may only go through 1 battery on any given day, so there will be 4 idle battiers not on chargers.

My question is, what can I do to preserve the life of the batteries? I'm not talking about run time, I'm talking about keeping these batteries healthy. I plan on numbering them 1-7 to at least keep track of them. Would it be wise to top off the idle batteries weekly, or should I try and rotate through them. Any suggestions?

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That's what I thought.

While we're on the subject, I heard a couple of years ago that second generation and newer NiCad batteries don't develope a memory. That you're able to stick them on the charger to top them off anytime you want, and not only when the battery's dead. Is this true? I know that when they first came out, that was a HUGE no no.

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I have only heard that in regard to the LION batteries. I think that the NiCads still tend to remember after a while. Take care and N Joy the Hunt././Jimbo

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