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proper storing of expensive electronic power tools

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may I ask if there is a preferred way to store expensive power tools with electronic cards?

Will keeping them off the floor of the workshop prolong the different parts of the tools.

Thanking you in anticipation
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If the floor is concrete then yes. I would say above freezing would be better but especially dry and stable temperature if possible.
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Keep them in dry and stable temperature is the best.

I do have unstable temperature and a lot of moisture in
my garage-workshop a with concrete floor.

So I keep putting my portable electric tools back in their carrying boxes
every time a job or a day is finished.

A bit boring but it helps keeping all accessories together.

My wish is to use or make a well closing cupboard
that will include a device that dries the inside air.
That would be made by using re-usable silica-gel.

It takes moisture out of the air and some even can changes colour.
It's re- cycled by soft electric oven cooking. (120° c).

This could be also installed in my carrying boxes and there I do use those ready-made little bags
I break them and use some perforated plastic aspirin tubes.

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I didn't know any tools had cards in them. So what are we talking about?
anything with variable speed and / or laser has a card.
I didn't know any tools had cards in them. So what are we talking about?
I'm guessing Peteroo is talking about printed circuit boards, or integrated circuits (chips)?
I found bulk silicagel at Amazon. In my ouside office, an insulated and finished 10x12 shed, I have AC for summer if I'm in there, otherwise its in the safe range for computers when hot, but way below the range during winter. My solution was a temperature actuated switch made for greenhouses. I set it at 45 degrees f, and it only comes on when temps get lower than that. You might consider making a cabinet with a small, safe heat source in it and short shelves to allow air circulation. Line it with insulating foam to hold the neat in. My shed has a small fan that goes on with the heat to circulate the air. Keep your tools in there with a jar of silicagel. Make the doors tight and possibly with a gasket seal and the tools should be fine.
Send them to me. I'll take good care of them for you.
I didn't know any tools had cards in them. So what are we talking about?
Brushless motors make an AC signal electronically to rotate the motor. Even simple speed controls use electronic components. Lithium battery packs have protective circuitry to prevent over charging (fire hazard) and over discharging (permanent damage). Good ones are built to withstand a work environment. I would keep it dry and out of dirt but not go nuts. If it is a quality brand:Bosch, Milwaukee, DeWalt, Makita, it is built to take it. Babying it may avoid some scratches but I am not sure it will last that much longer.

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Easy and cheap way , not buying silicagel for a moisture catcher:
use RICE in a perforated vitamins or aspirin package, half fill it for the air to move freely.
The rice could be eaten later.


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