DO charge your new battery overnight (14-16 hours) before using it. This is referred to as “initializing” and will enable you to obtain maximum battery capacity.
DO store new/unused batteries at room temperature in a cool, dry area. New batteries can be stored up to two years without significant cycle loss.
DO charge overnight, the batteries that have been in storage.
DO leave battery in charger for an additional 1-2 hours after the GREEN light appears (when using a Motorola Rapid Charger).
DO charge batteries only when they are fully discharged. If it isn’t fully discharged, don’t recharge (We recommend you purchase a second battery for multiple/longer duty cycle applications).
DO stabilize the battery to room temperature (72 F) BEFORE charging.
DO use only Motorola brand chargers. Motorola Batteries and Chargers have been designed to operate as an integrated energy system.
DON’T charge below 40 F or above 104 F. This will DECREASE CYCLE LIFE.
DON’T leave your radio and battery in the charger when not charging. Continuous charging will shorten battery life (Don’t use your charger as a radio stand).
DON’T return fully charged batteries to the charger for an “extra boost.” This will SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE CYCLE LIFE