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Old 01-12-2007, 08:20 PM
Don M.
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Default RE: *1800 mAH Battery In Cold Storage*

For the last 15 years I have been away from home for an average of 9 months of the year working ( this is the last year ). My active planes (about 4 every year ) are stored in an unheated attic for that 9 months duration and I leave the batteries in them. The temp up there ranges from +100 to -20 and over the years maybe 2 batteries have come out of the attic in the summer unusable. When I lived at home all winter I cycled the batteries off and on all winter and had more failures that way then I do now. These are both nicad and nimh batteries.

I'm sure that there are a lot of electronic Guru's out there that will tell me I'm doing it all wrong. But after 15 years of success I'm not listening.