Facts About Vacuum Batteries

Vacuum batteries are essential parts of every cordless vacuum cleaner. Even if you have the a vacuum cleaner with the leading brand or have the best performance, when your battery pack dies quickly, you may not be happy with your wireless vacuum cleaner as a whole.

Types of Vacuum Batteries

The most common rechargeable batteries that can be used for cordless vacuum batteries are AA, AAA 18650, CR2032, CR123A, LR44 and other similar alkaline, silver oxide, NiCd, NiMH and lithium batteries. These batteries are usually used as an energy source to power the vacuum’s main motor, which develops the suction effect. Coin or button celled batteries such as CR2032, LR44 are used on high-end vacuum cleaners.

Rechargeable Vacuum Batteries’ Lifespan

Depending on the battery’s chemistry, rechargeable batteries even when taken good care of can undergo only a few numbers of charging and discharging cycles. When batteries are cared for properly, then their battery life decreases extremely and simply die. When using the vacuum, note that it is only battery powered.

Vacuum Batteries’ Memory Effect

Although the memory effect of a new battery type is much less apparent than in past generations, it is recommended that every couple of months you should fully charge and discharge your vacuum cleaner and then fully recharge it again. This will allow the battery to refresh its capacity and make the battery life longer. If you have a vacuum cleaner that utilises cell batteries, then a battery charger with a discharge function will be very useful.

Freezing Conditions of a Vacuum Battery

Most vacuum batteries do not perform well in cold conditions. Keep your battery stored in a cool and dry place. A battery that has been frozen is usually damaged and should be carefully inspected and tested before being installed and used in the vacuum. Also, check for leaks if the battery case is splitting.