HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR HEATING BATTERIES
“By applying these maintenance tips, you can extend the life of your heating batteries from 150 to almost 500 lifecycles!”
Batteries are key to a heated product. Without batteries, heated socks, vests, and gloves cool down, and no longer provide the comfort you’d hoped for when skiing or hiking. That’s why you must take care of these batteries and maintain them with a few simple steps.
By applying these few maintenance tips, you can extend the life of your batteries from 150 to nearly 500 lifecycles! In other words, with this best practice for protecting them, you can triple the longevity and efficiency of your heating batteries. It is a financial gain for you and a (very) small green step for the planet.
Read the 5 following tips about how to look after your batteries for heated socks, vests, jackets, and gloves!
HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR HEATING BATTERIES: OUR 5 TIPS!
Taking care of your batteries means tripling their lifespan and ensuring that your heated socks, jackets, and gloves retain the same level of performance and heating power over the long term. This article covers using, storing, and cleaning your batteries for heated socks or insoles.
TIP 1: USE YOUR HEATING BATTERIES FREQUENTLY
It’s a common misconception that not using your heating batteries will preserve them. It’s a myth. In fact, the opposite is true! A battery that does not go through its regular charge and discharge cycles will tend to die. (A bit like a sportsperson who is out of shape from not training). So, use your batteries frequently, even when you don’t need them as often.
TIP 2: USE THE CHARGER AND ADAPTOR SUPPLIED WITH YOUR HEATING BATTERIES
Using chargers, cords, or adaptors that are not supplied with your heating batteries increases the risk of turning to inappropriate, overly powerful equipment that tends to “burn out” your battery’s capacity.
TIP 3: AVOID PROLONGED CHARGING
We’ve all left a battery to recharge for several days, even though it has long since reached 100%! Well, it’s a bad habit that accelerates the deterioration of your heating batteries. From now on, when you’re sure your battery is properly charged, just disconnect it!
TIP 4: STORE YOUR BATTERIES PROPERLY
To store your batteries properly between uses, the protocol is very simple:
1/ First, disconnect the battery from the sock or heated insole to which it is attached. The heating coil must be separate.
2/ Next, charge it to half capacity.
3/ Then, turn it off.
4/ Finally, we recommend storing it in a cool, dry place (where the ambient temperature is between 5 and 20 °C) and out of direct sunlight. In brief, remember that cold, heat and humidity are the worst enemies of a healthy heating battery.
When you’re getting ready to put your heating batteries away for several months at the end of winter, you need to follow the same advice. With even more attention given to the fact that your battery must be switched off but about 50% charged. There is no battery that deteriorates faster than a completely empty or completely full battery exposed to high temperatures.
TIP 5: CLEAN YOUR BATTERIES REGULARLY USING APPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT
Your batteries are put to the test during long days of skiing or hiking. By the constant movement, but also by the conditions. Like all your sports equipment, they must be cleaned carefully to ensure long-term effectiveness! How? Simply use a delicate cloth very lightly moistened with a mild cleanser.
In brief, looking after your heating batteries is essential to maintain their efficiency and extend their life. Follow our five simple tips precisely: use them regularly, make sure chargers and adapters are suitable for your battery, avoid prolonged charging, store your batteries in a warm, dry place, clean them, and you’ll be ready to stay warm for a long time!
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