Charging 40V Batteries
Can I use my battery charger to charge other battery packs?
No. Oregon® Battery Chargers can only be used to charge Oregon Battery Packs.
Can I charge my battery pack on another charger?
No. Oregon Battery Packs can only be charged on Oregon Battery Chargers.
Can I charge my Oregon 40 volt Battery Packs using a 12V system with a DC to AC inverter?
There are various options available on the market today so, in order to ensure that you do not damage your Oregon product, we recommend only using a DC to AC inverter that meets the following specifications:
Can I leave my battery on the charger?
Yes. Oregon Battery Packs can be left on the charger indefinitely.
How long does the 40 volt battery take to charge?
How many times can Oregon 40V batteries be recharged?
All Oregon 40 Volt Battery Packs are designed with premium lithium ion cell technology. Depending on battery pack use and care, Oregon Battery Packs will generally last between 500 and 1,000 full charge/discharge cycles.
Is it okay to leave the battery charger plugged in?
Yes. The battery charger has an integrated safety circuit that will monitor and remain idle when not charging. The battery charger can remain plugged in with or without the battery pack.
Charging 120V Batteries
How long does it take the Oregon 120 Volt Professional Series batteries to charge?
Approximate charge times are as follows:
BX975: from 0% to 100% capacity - approximately 300 minutes
BX650: from 0% to 100% capacity - approximately 180 minutes
How many times can I charge a battery before it is no longer usable?
Over time, all batteries will lose capacity based on usage and storage environments. The Oregon 120V Battery Duty-Life Indicator shows the available capacity of the battery.
Can I leave the battery hooked up to the charger? Will it cause damage if I leave it hooked up after it is charged?
Yes, the battery can remain hooked up to the charger. No, it will not be damaged if left hooked up.
Do batteries have to be completely discharged prior to charging them?
No, you can recharge the battery from any charge level. The lithium-ion battery technology used in the BX series of Oregon 120V Professional Series batteries does not reduce in available capacity if charged from any level above zero percent. The issue of “charge memory” is only applicable to older battery technologies.
How do I charge the battery on the road?
The C1600 charger for the 120 volt Professional Series batteries operates with any 110V/120V AC source that provides 400 watts of power or more.
Can I use my car or solar panel to charge the battery?
The C1600 charger operates with any 110V/120V AC source that provides 400 watts of power or more.
Can I overcharge a battery?
The BX series line of batteries that power the 120 volt Professional Series tools includes a Battery Monitoring System (BMS) that protects the battery from multiple internal and external hazards, including overcharge. The BMS automatically responds to the hazard by switching off the battery and displaying a corresponding error on the tool and battery.
How many chargers can I run on one AC outlet?
The Oregon C1600 charger is rated for 275W input power. National Electric Code analysis is likely to indicate no more than five C1600 chargers can be powered on a dedicated 15 Amp 120V AC circuit. Consult the national and your local code requirements for power that can be provided on your intended circuit. Take into account other appliances that may be on the same circuit as one circuit often powers numerous outlets.