Do rechargeable toys "die" after periods of no use?

kat17 kat17
I might be traveling for my job for approx. 2-3 months and won't be able to take all my rechargeable toys with me to "keep them going." Does anyone have any advice for storing them before I leave? I'm planning to get them fully charged before I go, and then I guess I'll keep my fingers crossed I don't come home to some expensive paperweights.

In previous posts someone mentioned the batteries dying if not used often, so I'm concerned...

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06/16/2013
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Tuesday Tuesday
Most of them will have no charge, but they won't be useless. You should be able to charge them again with no problem. Only your Lelo products will keep their charge when they're not being used.
06/16/2013
chicmichiw chicmichiw
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Originally posted by kat17
I might be traveling for my job for approx. 2-3 months and won't be able to take all my rechargeable toys with me to "keep them going." Does anyone have any advice for storing them before I leave? I'm planning to get them fully ... More
I've definitely heard of this and I know some Fun Factory toys will die if not charged for long periods of time. I think it's more than 3 months, though, luckily.
06/16/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Yes this is a problem with rechargeable toys - and gets worse as they age. considering the cost of these toys, my next generation of purchases may go back to batteries.
06/16/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
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Originally posted by Tuesday
Most of them will have no charge, but they won't be useless. You should be able to charge them again with no problem. Only your Lelo products will keep their charge when they're not being used.
I haven't had a problem with any of mine. And I don't charge them regularly, just when I want to use one. I've had some for over a year, if that helps.

I did have the G4 Tiger by Fun Factory and it wouldn't charge for me, but it was having a problem keeping the magnetic connection, I also had this problem since day one but it would charge before. So, I think mine was just an issue from the start.
06/16/2013
MrWill MrWill
It's not specific to sex toys. Lithium Ion batteries, if not charged can lose their ability to take a charge (rendering them useless). If you won't be using a toy for a long while, you should charge it completely before storing.
06/16/2013
Mr. E Mr. E
They will fail if you don't use them. Even with regular use the batteries will eventually fail, often within a few years. They will get to the point that they simply will not hold a charge. I wish the toys had removable, replaceable battery packs, like the power tool manufactures use.
06/17/2013
dancingduo dancingduo
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Originally posted by Mr. E
They will fail if you don't use them. Even with regular use the batteries will eventually fail, often within a few years. They will get to the point that they simply will not hold a charge. I wish the toys had removable, replaceable battery ... More
Alot of companies offer replacement batteries.
06/17/2013
Mr. E Mr. E
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Originally posted by dancingduo
Alot of companies offer replacement batteries.
Which toy company will replace the rechargeable batteries that quit holding a charge after 2 or 3 years?
06/18/2013
edeneve edeneve
I've read that rechargeable vibes require specifics to maintain their rechargeable capabilities. I'm doing research on all of mine & setting up a schedule to follow for each. doesn't make sense to spend that extra $ for something that may not outlast battery vibes. as long as a regular charging schedule is maintained they should last a while. when their rechargeability stops, well you're just SOL. where as, the battery operated vibes will go on & on as long as the motor lasts. it really depends on how much effort you want to put into having the greatest lifetime of your rechargeables.
06/18/2013
kat17 kat17
Thanks to everyone for the advice & info. I was thinking it had to be like any other rechargeable item, that they'd lose some "oomph" over time if not used/recharged regularly. But that'd be an interesting to-do item for my housesitters, right? "Water plants, check mail, recharge sex toys..."

I am keeping my fingers crossed, I've had some rechargeable AA batteries (NiMH) that weren't used for ~4 yrs & they worked just fine after a full charge. Granted, they took a bit longer than usual to charge up again!

I definitely agree it'd be nice if some of them had removeable battery packs like cameras or power tools. Heck, the toys that use regular AAs are nice to use with rechargeable AAs, but the Fun Factory G4 toys & Jopen sure don't have removeable batteries. Booo!
06/18/2013
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