STIHL estimates a maximum 20% loss of original battery capacity after 500 charges. What this translates to in terms of remaining battery capacity:
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. The RBRC seal can be found on every STIHL rechargeable battery and indicates that STIHL has prepaid for recycling the battery. The seal has a toll-free phone number (1-800-822-8837) which you can call to obtain 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.
With use of an approved STIHL charger (AL 100, AL 300, and AL 500), overcharging is not possible.
Yes, the AP 180 battery can be used interchangeably in any of the STIHL Battery-Powered products currently available. The AP 80 is not recommended for the MSA 160 C-BQ, MSA 200 C-BQ, RMA 370, RMA 410, HTA 65, HTA 85, and TSA 23.