Battery Storage Tips Storage in Dawson Creek
March 12th 2021
For over 10 years, Ace High RV and & Mini Storage has been serving the Dawson Creek, BC and Peace River region with personal belongings mini storage, oilfield equipment storage, and recreation, boat, RV and camper storage.
When it comes to storing RVs, boats, equipment, and other items that sometimes require the storage of batteries, the battery storage itself can often be overlooked. That’s why it’s important to keep in mind that if you’re planning on storing something that’s battery-powered long term, that they are properly taken care of and stored safely.
Here are a few ways to keep your batteries stored safely for a prolonged period of time.
Remove the batteries
If you’re storing equipment for a prolonged period of time, it’s safe to say you won’t be using it for a while and, as such, it’s important to remove the batteries.
Taking the batteries out will give your batteries a better chance of lasting longer in addition to preventing damage to your equipment if the batteries leak or corrode.
Charge the battery
Before storing your batteries, check the state of charge. A lot of batteries will be permanently damaged if they aren’t charged, although the state of the charge depends on the technology behind them.
Lead-acid batteries should be changed frequently in order to avoid sulfation, while lithium-ion batteries should have at least a 50 percent charge before being stored.
Don’t leave batteries loose
Keep your batteries separate from metal objects in order to prevent leaking or rupturing by storing them in their original packaging or storage boxes.
Separate old and new batteries
At all times, your device should have new batteries. Mixing new and old together could potentially result in a damaged device, so it’s important to store new and old batteries separate from each other. Additionally, you should try to know which batteries have a full charge and which ones don’t so power isn’t lost.
Keep the temperature in mind
Many think storing batteries in colder temperatures will give them a longer shelf life, but that isn’t necessarily true. Most batteries should be stored in temperatures of 15 degrees celsius, with extremes on both ends ranging from -40 degrees celsius to 50 degrees celsius. Regardless, batteries should be stored in a cool, dry place without freezing temperatures.
Ace High Storage
Here at Ace High Storage, we provide storage for belongings, recreational equipment and covered RV storage, which will keep all of your equipment and vehicles that need to use batteries safely and properly stored even during the coldest months.
With us, you can park your recreational vehicle in one of our covered and secured parking spots, plug it in and we’ll watch over it for you.
We have newly constructed covered parking, which concludes a secure, monitored facility, well-lit area, gravel pad, 10 foot by 40-foot parking spots, 14-foot high ceiling, power plug-ins, and five spots for use.
To lock in your spot, book with us to take advantage of one of our five covered parking spots where you can also park other vehicles or equipment without exposing it to colder weather.
In addition to RV storage, we also offer c-can conversions, rentals, and sales. C-cans are unlike a typical storage facility, which is great for storage instead of storage lockers. Our secure self-admittance to our site makes it a convenient option for anyone needing to store and access their gear.
Contact us today to learn more!