I should point out, i dont' actually own any battery powered kit as yet, maybe next year!
However more and more people are going over to battery power, so i was just wondering how most people charge them.
Do you just top them up or give a full charge every evening?
As an example of good battery maintenance, for phones the optimum charge for battery longevity, is to maintain it between 40% and 80%. Constantly charging to 100% does more harm than good in the long term, mainly because force feeding maximum power into the cells all the time, degrades the chemicals and creates more heat in the process, which causes even more stress on the cells.
I guess for the type of use the machinery batteries are intended for, a full dishcharge and then full charge are to be expected fairly regularly, and you'd hope this was taken in to account in the design and manufacture of these particular type of batteries. Even so, the drain/charge cycle would appear to be at odds with the lithium iron ideal charging cycle.
Thoughts from those having used battery kit long term?