Here are DeWalt's top 10 tips for getting the most out of your Lithium Ion batteries.

This year, the Power Tool Institute is encouraging you to Take Charge of Your Battery through proper battery selection, usage, transportation, storage and disposal – regardless of your DEWALT cordless power tool platform.

Here are DeWalt's top 10 tips for getting the most out of your Lithium Ion batteries, helping to maximize performance and runtime:

  • Use only authentic DEWALT batteries for best performance and safe compatibility with DEWALT tools and chargers.
  • Store and charge batteries in a cool, dry location.
  • Avoid exposing batteries to liquids, oils, or extreme temperatures.
  • Clean batteries with a clean, slightly damp cloth; do not use solvents.
  • If your battery no longer holds a charge, take it to a DEWALT Service Center near you for fast, free and safe disposal.
  • Follow proper transportation guidelines. For instance, engage the red transport cap when shipping FLEXVOLT batteries.
  • Disengage battery from tool before placing into storage for extended periods.
  • Fully charge battery before storing for extended periods (longer than 6 months).
  • Do not use batteries with visible damage or cracks.
  • Visit a DEWALT Service Center for help with your battery. Do not attempt repair or service.

Ready to dispose of your batteries? Find a service center near you for safe Lithium Ion battery disposal – regardless of manufacturer.

For more information about battery safety, visit

Learn how to Take Charge of Your Battery in this short video.

Previously Featured on DeWalt's Featured Articles.

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DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial corded and cordless power tools, power tool accessories, and hand tools in categories that include Woodworking, Drilling & Fastening, Concrete & Metal Power Tools, as well as Cutting, Abrasive, and IMPACT READY® Impact Driver Power Tool Accessories. Hand Tool categories include Measuring & Layout, Knives & Blades, Mechanics Tools, and Storage Solutions.

With seven manufacturing locations in the USA, DEWALT remains committed to domestic manufacturing and produced over 90 million individual units of Power Tools, Hand Tools, and Accessories in the United States with global materials in 2016 alone.

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