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Care and Storage Instructions

Garment Care

Please read entire instructions before starting laundry process


DO NOT DRY CLEAN 
HAND WASH ONLY

Prepare the garment for washing

  • Remove battery and Thermogauge controller
  • Tuck plugs into its zippered pockets and close zippers
  • Check pockets for any other items you may have left in them and remove

 

Prepare wash basin or sink

  • Use a clean sink or other large basin and fill with lukewarm or cold water
  • Put in a few drops of mild detergent (like Woolite); for best results follow directions on detergent bottle
  • Gently swirl the clothing in the sink for a minute or two just enough so that it gets soaped up
  • Drain sink and use clean tap water and Rinse thoroughly until no more suds are visible
  • Turn off water or drain sink then GENTLY squeeze out the water; do not wring or twist
  • Remove from sink and lay flat between towels to soak up as much water as you can; the more you soak up the quicker it will dry
  • After soaking up most of the water, you may want to hang up the garment so the air can circulate inside and out for faster drying; consider laying a towel down or hang over sink to catch any additional water that may be left
  • Allow garment to completely air dry before using or storing gear for the riding season

 

Once the garment is completely dry

  • Gently tap plugs to confirm they are dry
  • Enjoy your refreshed garment


DO NOT IRON
DO NOT PUT IN DRYER 
DO NOT USE HAIR DRYER OR HEAT GUN

 

Battery Care
Please take care of your batteries so they can provide you with 100’s of charges 

 

Storage
Store batteries in a cool dry area, away from direct heat 

  • During storage periods, don’t let your lithium battery drop below a minimum of 25% charge state
    Although it’s best to fully charge a battery before use, prior to storage of lithium-ion batteries it’s harmful to fully discharge them.  The best battery manufacturers store lithium batteries at around 60 degrees and at a 40% charge level.  The 40 percent charge allows a stable condition even if it means a level of self-discharge.  Some reserve charge is necessary to keep a battery and its protection circuit operational during long periods of storage. We know it could be difficult to tell when you are at 40%, but its easy to see on the models with LED visual feedback; on the 3 LED battery check to see it the fuel gauge is on the middle LED. On models with 4 LED’s the second LED from the bottom is 50%.
  • Never leave your lithium battery at an elevated temperature
    Lithium ion batteries do not like heat.  By leaving a lithium battery at a constant high temperature, their lifespan, run time and charge capacity reduce significantly. 
  • When purchasing a new battery always check the manufacturing date on a lithium battery
    The life of a lithium battery starts declining the second it leaves a factory.  You can expect to lose around 20% of a lithium battery’s charge every year from its original manufacture date no matter how well you take care of your battery. 
  • Avoid frequent full discharges of your lithium batteries
    One of the great advantages of a lithium battery is it has no memory effect, which means recharging a partially charged lithium battery is not harmful.  And partial discharges with frequent recharges are much healthier for a lithium battery than one long deep discharge.  High discharge rates contribute to damage and strain on a lithium battery.  But by charging lithium ion batteries at a slower charge rate and more frequently, you can expect the life of your lithium battery to last much longer. 

If you follow these important tips and advice, the typical lifespan of a GYDE lithium-ion battery can last for years or the equivalent of up to 300 charge and discharge cycles. 

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