Stihl battery efficiency is top class. These are some of the best quality Lithium-Ion systems you can get. Though they’re quite strong, battery-powered garden tools can really challenge the state of the technology. If you have battery-powered tools, follow some of these tips to keep them lasting years.
Keep Your Tools In Good Condition
The challenge with battery-powered tools is energy density. While they’re improving every day, they still can’t pack as much of a punch as fossil fuels or plug-in electric tools. To counter this, Stihl tools do their utmost to reduce friction and weight so that the power isn’t wasted in unwanted heat. This means that if a tool, say a garden strimmer, gets debris into its joints or moving parts, it can reduce the efficiency of the machine itself and over time degrade your batteries much faster. To counter this, it’s best to keep your garden tools in good condition, oiling parts when necessary and keeping debris out of the way of the moving parts.
Stihl Battery Efficiency: Charge Them As Described in the Manual
We’ve come across some people who keep their charging station in their garden shed. This is fine during milder months but be aware that Stihl batteries should be charged at temperatures between 0-40°C. If it’s cold outside it’s best to take your station indoors. If you see one red LED on the battery, it means it’s either too hot or too cold. If you see three LEDs, this means the power tool itself is overheating (rather than the battery). Three red flashing LEDs means there’s a fault somewhere in the tool, and four red flashing LEDs means the battery has a fault. Though hopefully, you won’t be seeing that one.
Storage and Discharge
With mobile phones, your batteries usually keep a ‘reserve’ amount of power. They never fully drain. This is because a full discharge of the battery reduces the long term endurance of the battery. Stihl Battery Efficiency is maintained using a similar feature as smartphones to prevent this from happening. Still, it’s best not to store the battery in the power tool itself. When it’s not in use, disconnect the battery and store it separately. ideally in a dry space that isn’t in direct sunlight. It’s also recommended to keep the battery protected (such as by using the included carry case provided when you buy extras).
If you have any questions about our battery-powered tools or accessories, give us a call today on 021 496 51 32.