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How long do tool batteries typically last

How long do tool batteries typically last?

Tool battery lifespan can vary widely based on the battery’s type, ah (ampere-hour), voltage, and cycle life (the number of recharges before it loses the ability to retain energy). Most reputable power tool brands like DEWALT®, Milwaukee®, and Makita offer a minimum 3-year warranty on their cordless tool batteries. However, it’s not just about the specs; external factors like storage conditions and temperature can also significantly impact battery longevity. 

What factors can affect the lifespan of my tool batteries? 

Several factors can impact how long your tool batteries will last, including: 

Storage location: How and where you store your batteries can make a big difference. Whether it’s on the tool, on a charger, in a tool bag, or bouncing around in your work truck, each scenario can affect the battery’s health. 

Storage temperature: The average temperature of the storage space is crucial. Cooler temperatures generally mean batteries will require more frequent recharging, which can shorten their overall lifespan due to the limited cycle life of batteries. 

Are there any tips to maximize the life of my tool batteries? 

Absolutely! Here are some general tips to help extend the life of your tool batteries: 

  • Use your tools regularly and store them properly in a cool (but not cold), clean environment. 
  • Charge your batteries to 100% between uses. 
  • When storing batteries on the tool, keep the trigger in a locked position to prevent accidental engagement. 

I’m looking for reliable tool batteries that won’t let me down. Can Ottawa Fastener Supply help? 

Yes, at Ottawa Fastener Supply, we understand how crucial it is for both DIY enthusiasts and professional tradespeople to have tool batteries that last and perform reliably throughout any job. We offer an extensive selection of cordless power tools and quality accessories from trusted brands. If you’re unsure about what to choose or have any questions, our experienced technicians are here to assist you in making the perfect selection for your projects. Feel free to explore our Cordless Power Tools and Tool Accessories pages for more information or drop by our store for personalized advice. 

Where can I find more information or get help with selecting the right tools and accessories? 

For any queries or assistance in selecting the perfect power tools and accessories for your projects, Ottawa Fastener Supply is here to help. Our team of experienced technicians is ready to provide you with expert advice and support. Visit our Contact Us page for more details on how to reach out to us. We’re committed to helping you find the best tools and accessories to suit your needs. 

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