Managing your batteries with a battery maintenance routine is intended to ensure:
You get as much battery life as you can.
You need fewer batteries per shift.
Every shift has fully charged batteries.
There is a battery slot on the charger for each battery at the end of every shift.
All unused batteries are placed in a charger at the end of every shift.
The mobile device's backup battery has sufficient capacity to maintain the device, if the main battery fails, until a fully
charged main battery can be installed.
As with all batteries, expect to see a reduction in the total number of operations a fully charged battery pack can deliver as it
ages. When the battery reaches end-of-life, it must be replaced.
It is not necessary to place unused spare batteries in chargers; lay the battery pack contact-side up in a protected
Label the Batteries
Label batteries with an identification number, symbol, or color. Base the identification scheme on the type of equipment that
uses the battery, the type of battery (NiCd, Li-Ion) and, if necessary, the specific charger that accepts the battery type.
The outside of the battery charger may look the same, but the internal programming and algorithms, as well as the charger cup
configuration, are the factors that determine the type of battery that can be maintained in each particular battery
Place a blank label, such as a mailing label, on the battery for recording the date and capacity reading (spare batteries too). Do
not cover the battery's charging terminals with the label.
You may use a log sheet instead of a label for tracking capacity readings. However, the labels ensure that the
necessary information concerning each battery is always with that battery.