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  • Cordless Batteries and Charger

    Is there any specific care when using Ridgid batteries? Do they need to be completely ran down? Or is the diagnostic testing supposed to recallibrate the battery?

    The manual states that after the charger completes quick charge mode the charging light stays green and battery continues to charge under slow mode. Does anyone know what that means?

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    It means that if you don't immediately remove the battery from the charger when the recharge cycle is finished, the battery will not be harmed.
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      Todays batteries do not need to be drained until the drill stops turning. In fact that can damage a battery. RUn the tool until you notice a power drop the recharge. The 'memory' effect of yester-year no longer applies

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        Some of the newer ones have a conditioning charge mode where the charger as i understand it discharges the battery until all of it's cells are equal, and then slowly recharges the battery until it is fully charged. I know on mine, this is not to happen more than once a month or damage to the battery will occur.

        The owners manual says for mine to remove the battery once a signifigant drop in performance is first noticed and charge it. Failure to do so will harm the battery.
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