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STIHL Lithium-Ion Battery FAQs

STIHL Lithium-Ion Battery FAQs

How do I dispose of batteries?

A spent battery must be disposed of properly, in accordance with your municipality's waste disposal rules and regulations.

STIHL is committed to the development of products that are environmentally responsible. This commitment does not stop when the product leaves the STIHL Dealer. STIHL has partnered with the RBRC (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation) to promote the collection and recycling of spent STIHL Lithium-Ion batteries. Call (1-800-822-8837) to locate the closest battery recycling location, or you can visit www.call2recycle.org. RBRC has over 30,000 collection sites, and many of our STIHL Dealers are enrolled as collection sites.

Can I overcharge a battery?

With use of an approved STIHL charger (AL 100, AL 101, AL 300, and AL 500), overcharging is not possible.

What do the lights mean on my charger?

  • One glowing red light – Battery too hot or too cold.
  • Three glowing red lights – Power tool too warm. Allow to cool off.
  • Three flashing red lights – Power tool malfunction. Contact your Dealer.
  • Four flashing red lights – Battery malfunction. Contact your Dealer.
  • A flashing green LED indicates that the battery is being charged. When charging is completed, all green lights will turn off.
  • See your product instruction manual for more information.

Is the battery interchangeable among all STIHL Battery products?

Yes, within a specific product series. For example, all AK batteries can be used in the various AK products. Please note however that some products will not perform as well with the smaller battery. For example, the AK 10 is not recommended for use in the MSA 120 C-BQ.

All AP batteries and most AR batteries can be used in AP series products. Please note however that some products will not perform as well with the smaller battery. For example, the AP 100 is not recommended for use in the MSA chainsaws.
Please consult your Dealer or instruction manual for details.

What is the run and charge time for my STIHL Lithium-Ion Battery?

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