I read in wikopedia that Li-ion batteries experience permanent capacity loss beginning at date of manufacture, regardless of use. It outlined a 20% loss per year if stored at room temperature with a 100% charge. Only 2% loss per year was experienced if stored in the refrigerator with a 40% to 60% charge. Are these facts true?
I am planning two night rider per week. I could do both without recharging between the rides. Should I fully charge the battery, ride both rides without recharging, store the battery in the refrigerator, and wait to full charge right before my next ride?
Should I store fully charged nihm batteries in the refrigerator to slow the discharge?
I have the Fenix L2D CE Premium Q5 flashlight and various blinkies.
Should I get the highest capacity rechargeables for the flashlight or hybrids? I am concerned about the discharge rate and the resulting damage to the cells. I will be using the flashlight a couple times a week in the winter but none at all in the summer and have no frequent high use applications. I suppose I could keep them on a charger all the time, but that might be a hassle that would not be justified by the longer run time. I need at least 2 to 2.5 hours run time without changing batteries. I think the RayOVac hybrids are 2100 mah and are currently the highest capacity hybrid?
Are rechargeables okay for blinkies or stick with regular batteries? I am thinking the hybrids would be best for the blinkies if rechargeables are appropriate?