All Nortek instruments can be run using either internal or external batteries.
Batteries are one of the most common causes that might lead to bad data.
Batteries that are handled incorrectly can also lead to dangerous situations and are hazardous for the environment.
According to international dangerous goods transport regulations, li-ion batteries are shipped in a state of charge (SoC) at maximum 30% of their rated capacity. Please make sure that the batteries are fully charged before deployment.
This is a general battery overview, more information and guidelines regarding batteries may be found on the net. Be aware that different battery types may require different handling. Especially batteries containing lithium.
If you are unsure about anything or have any questions, please contact us at any time:
- Remember that Nortek batteries are always shipped with the batteries disconnected.
- All batteries are marked with a production date MM/YY.
- If you have a lot of batteries in storage or plan on storing batteries over a longer period of time it might be an idea to create an overview of your battery inventory, registering batteries upon receival before storage.
- Perform a visual check on the battery to make sure it is not damaged in any way.
- Batteries are perishable, consumable items. Make sure to follow the principle of first-in-first-out to keep a fresh stock.
- Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries should be stored within a (30 ± 15) % state of charge.
- Batteries should be stored in a climate-controlled environment between 0-20 degrees Celsius and relative humidity below 65%.
- Keep batteries away from water, and direct heat and sunlight. Make sure there is no way to short circuit the poles.
- Primary batteries (non-rechargable) generally store well.