Battery Usage Tips

To some manufacturers, batteries are an afterthought. At Global Technology Systems, Inc., we know that mobile devices are only as good as the batteries that power them.

batteriesOur dedicated battery engineers are committed to developing and manufacturing the highest capacity and most reliable batteries available on the market today. Our batteries are backed by an industry leading 12 month warranty.

Battery Usage Guidelines

Using higher capacity batteries necessitates fewer charges thus allowing a longer useful battery life.

To help you optimize your GTS batteries and improve your productivity levels, we’ve put together the following Battery Usage Guidelines.

  • Track the purchase dates and ages of your batteries. We recommend marking your GTS batteries with color coded stickers based on purchase dates. This will help you to determine how long a battery has been in service when the time comes to replace the batteries. Following this procedure helps to ensure your batteries are always replaced before productivity is lost.
  • Label each device with its own unique number.
  • Label each battery charger and charging slot (if applicable) with the same number that corresponds with the associated device. When you receive your GTS batteries and color code them, make sure they are labeled with the same unique number as its corresponding device and charger
  • Replace your batteries at the optimal time. We recommend replacing the battery every 18 months for users with average usage patterns (ie.8 hour shift in a retail environment).We recommend replacing the battery every 12 months for users with moderate to high usage patterns (ie.24/7 warehouse environment)
  • Always have 1-2 charged spare batteries for each of your devices. This will ensure you avoid costly downtime. Make sure your spare batteries are labeled as outlined in Battery Usage Guidelines 1 and 2.
  • Keep your battery contact surfaces clean. Dirty contact points are a major source of charging problems. To maintain optimal battery performance, gently clean the contacts with a soft cloth on a regular basis.

Charge time varies from battery to battery depending upon capacity and charger. We recommend charging your batteries overnight before initial use.

Trouble Shooting Battery Issues

To help you optimize your GTS batteries and improve your productivity levels, we’ve put together the following Battery Usage Guidelines.

Memory effect and how to avoid it: Nickel batteries can remember how much discharge was required on previous discharges and retain a cyclic ‘memory effect’ or ‘voltage depression’. The extent of the voltage depression and resulting capacity loss depends upon the depth of discharge. The higher the cell voltage when discharge is terminated and charging begins, the more apparent the voltage drop is on the next discharge cycle.

This phenomenon is reversible by placing the battery into a ‘reconditioning’ or ‘maintenance cycle’, which is a full discharge followed by a full charge. Lithium based cell chemistries do not exhibit this memory effect phenomenon.

Storage: For optimum performance store in a dry location with moderate humidity and no corrosive gases:

  • For best results, store nickel based batteries fully charged at room temperature 0 degrees C to 30 degrees C (32 degrees F to 86 degrees F)
  • Store Lithium Ion or Lithium Polymer cells at 30% state of charge at room temperatures 0 degrees C to 30 degrees C (32 degrees F to 86 degrees F)

Battery Disposal

When your batteries are no longer able to provide the appropriate charge, it is critical that you dispose of them properly. Global Technology Systems, Inc. is committed to maintaining the sustainability of the environment. We have designed a program to ensure that batteries are disposed of in accordance with all Federal, State, and Local guidelines. For more information visit our recycling page