Q: Do I need to charge the batteries before using them?
A: Yes, you should charge the batteries fully before first using them.
Q: Do I need to “brake-in” my batteries?
A: Yes, the batteries will need to have a “break-in” cycle consisting of ~ three discharge/charge cycles before they will reach optimum performance. This involves three complete discharge and three complete recharges. After this initial “break-in” cycle the batteries will have maximum possible performance and less line voltage fluctuations under load.
Q: How long will the batteries hold their charge?
A: All the batteries will self-discharge when not in use. The self-discharging rate depends on the temperature at which they are stored. Excessively cold or hot storage temperatures will drain the batteries faster than normal. Ideally the batteries should be stored at room temperature.