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KitchenAid 5KCL12IBOB Quick Manual page 2

12 volt lithium-ion battery
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charging the battery
IMPorTanT: New batteries must be charged before first use.
When to charge the battery
Remove the battery from the KitchenAid cordless appliance for charging when convenient for
you, anytime battery indicator lights show less than 25% battery life remaining (ie. only one light
remaining in the battery indicator bar), or when battery has been completely drained.
Batteries do not develop a "memory" when charged after only a partial discharge. It is not
necessary to run down the battery before placing it on the charger.
• U se the charge indicator bar on the KitchenAid cordless appliance to determine
when to charge your Li-Ion battery.
• You can "top-off" your battery's charge before starting a long session of use.
• C harge the battery as needed. The only time it is necessary to charge the Li-Ion battery is when
the battery has reached the end of its charge. To signal the end of the charge, the KitchenAid
cordless appliance will no longer display any lights in the battery indicator bar after the unit
is unlocked or the battery is first inserted into the cordless appliance.
Maintenance and storage
Do not put your 12V Li-ion battery or cordless motor body in water or other liquid. This
could damage the appliance and battery. Do not use solvents to clean your battery. The
plastic casing will become brittle and crack, causing a risk of injury.
Store batteries at room temperature away from moisture. Do not store in damp locations
where corrosion of terminals may occur. As with other battery types, permanent capacity
loss can result if the pack is stored for long periods of time at high temperatures (over
KitchenAid Li-Ion batteries maintain their charge during storage for a long time. After about
a year of storage, charge the battery as normal.
Disposing of lithium-ion batteries
Always dispose of your battery according to local regulations. Contact a recycling agency in your
area for recycling locations. Even discharged batteries contain some energy. Before disposing, use
electrical tape to cover the terminals to prevent the battery from shorting, which could cause a
fire or explosion.
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