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Maximize Performance of MAKITA 1220 Cordless Drill Battery

There are several steps you can take to help you get maximum performance from your power tool battery: Prevent the Memory Effect - Keep the power tool battery healthy by fully charging and then fully discharging it at least once every two to three weeks. Exceptions to the rule are Li-Ion batteries which do not suffer from the memory effect. Keep the MAKITA 1220 Batteries Clean - It's a good idea to clean dirty battery contacts with a cotton swab and alcohol. This helps maintain a good connection between the battery and the portable device. Exercise the Battery - Do not leave the battery dormant for long periods of time. We recommend using the battery at least once every two to three weeks. If a laptop battery has not been used for a long period of time, perform the new battery break in procedure described above. Battery Storage - If you don't plan on using the power tool battery for a month or more, store it in a clean, dry, cool place away from heat and metal objects.       >>   http://www.drill-batteries.com/batteryprices.php/makita_1220_power+tool+battery.html

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First, you should know your battery is a Ni-CD / NI-Mh or Li-ion battery. If it is a Ni-CD / NI-Mh battery, please fully discharged and fully charged it to prevent "Memory effect".

If it is a Li-ion battery, please charge it before you use it.

Please keep in mind that, please fully charge a battery when you store it. And, charge it again every two months.

If your old battery is dead, you can replace it with a new one. Ryobi Power Tool Battery

Oct 05, 2014 | Drills

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Now Laptops are placed a important role in every man's life,Can you watch three movies simultaneously in battery power!!! , Want to surf internet as long as you want,Do this 16 things to make your laptops battery storage 60% doubler. 1. Good anti virus - A good anti virus will keep your system healthy and rid away from dangerous viruses,Some virus will work in background and redeem battery considerably because use a anti virus and update regularly. 2. De frag regularly - The faster your hard drive does its work ? less demand you are going to put on the hard drive and your battery. Make your hard drive as efficient as possible by def ragging it regularly. (but not while it?s on battery of course!) Mac OS X is better built to handle fragmentation so it may not be very applicable for Apple systems. 3. Dim your screen ? Most laptops come with the ability to dim your laptop screen. Some even come with ways to modify CPU and cooling performance. Cut them down to the lowest level you can tolerate to squeeze out some extra battery juice. 4. Cut down on programs running in the background. I tunes, Desktop Search, etc. All these add to the CPU load and cut down battery life. Shut down everything that isn?t crucial when you?re on battery. 5. Cut down external devices ? USB devices (including your mouse) & WiFi drain down your laptop battery. Remove or shut them down when not in use. It goes without saying that charging other devices (like your i Pod) with your laptop when on battery is a surefire way of quickly wiping out the charge on your laptop battery. 6. Add more RAM ? This will allow you to process more with the memory your laptop has, rather than relying on virtual memory. Virtual memory results in hard drive use, and is much less power efficient. Note that adding more RAM will consume more energy, so this is most applicable if you do need to run memory intensive programs which actually require heavy usage of virtual memory. 7. Run off a hard drive rather than CD/DVD ? As power consuming as hard drives are, CD and DVD drives are worse. Even having one in the drive can be power consuming. They spin, taking power, even when they?re not actively being used. Wherever possible, try to run on virtual drives using programs like Alcohol 120% rather than optical ones. 8. Keep the battery contacts clean: Clean your battery?s metal contacts every couple of months with a cloth moistened with rubbing alcohol. This keeps the transfer of power from your battery more efficient. 9. Take care of your battery ? Exercise the Battery. Do not leave a charged battery dormant for long periods of time. Once charged, you should at least use the battery at least once every two to three weeks. Also, do not let a Li-On battery completely discharge. (Discharing is only for older batteries with memory effects) 10. Hibernate not standby ? Although placing a laptop in standby mode saves some power and you can instantly resume where you left off, it doesn?t save anywhere as much power as the hibernate function does. Hibernating a PC will actually save your PC?s state as it is, and completely shut itself down. 11. Keep operating temperature down ? Your laptop operates more efficiently when it?s cooler. Clean out your air vents with a cloth or keyboard cleaner, or refer to some extra tips by LapTopMag.com. 12. Set up and optimize your power options ? Go to ?Power Options? in your windows control panel and set it up so that power usage is optimized (Select the ?max battery? for maximum effect). 13. Don?t multitask ? Do one thing at a time when you?re on battery. Rather than working on a spreadsheet, letting your email client run in the background and listening to your latest set of MP3?s, set your mind to one thing only. If you don?t you?ll only drain out your batteries before anything gets completed! 14. Go easy on the PC demands ? The more you demand from your PC. Passive activities like email and word processing consume much less power than gaming or playing a DVD. If you?ve got a single battery charge ? pick your priorities wisely. 15. Get yourself a more efficient laptop - Laptops are getting more and more efficient in nature to the point where some manufacturers are talking about all day long batteries. Picking up a newer more efficient laptop to replace an aging one is usually a quick fix. 16. Prevent the Memory Effect ? If you?re using a very old laptop, you?ll want to prevent the ?memory effect? ? Keep the battery healthy by fully charging and then fully discharging it at least once every two to three weeks. Exceptions to the rule are Li-Ion batteries (which most laptops have) which do not suffer from the memory effect. increase your laptop battery strength(About 60% double)... Thanks for reading my article Albert

Jul 28, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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can't use chargeable batteries

If your camera doesn't work with NiMH, then it's most likely that you have either one or more bad atteries, or your camera is defective. p. 6 from the user guide: "..Ni-MH batteries left unused in storage for long periods can become ?deactivated?. Also,repeatedly charging Ni-MH batteries that are only partially discharged can cause them to suffer from the ?memory effect?. Ni-MH batteries that are ?deactivated? or affected by ?memory? suffer from the problem of only providing power for a short time after being charged. To prevent this problem, discharge and recharge them several times using the camera?s ?Discharging rechargeable batteries? function. By repeating this cycle several times, the temporary reduction in performance caused by ?memory? or ?deactivation? can be remedied and the batteries can be restored to their original performance levels. ..." Sorry i cant help you more..

Dec 23, 2005 | Fuji FinePix A310 Digital Camera

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