How Should I Store My Electrostatic Sprayer?
As we enter the warmer months, many industries will be storing their disinfecting equipment for the summer. This is largely consists of K-12 schools, but many seasonal industries benefit from knowing how to properly store cleaning equipment.
Always check the chemical label, safety data sheet or manufacturer of your chosen chemical for proper storage requirements. You should keep any cleaning chemicals or disinfectants in a well-ventilated, closed space that isn’t accessible to children or animals. Clearly label bulk containers. If you dispense disinfectants into smaller, portable containers or sprayers, ensure these are also clearly labeled with the chemical name. Make sure that the label can’t be washed off or easily defaced.
Storing Your Electrostatic Sprayer
When storing the sprayer for extended periods of time (more than 2 weeks) the following procedure is recommended to ensure the best performance out of your sprayer. These steps are designed for Victory Innovations electrostatic sprayers.
To help prevent chemical residue or hard water deposits from building up and preventing the sprayer from working:
- Fill the tank with hot soapy water (use a mild detergent) and spray. If using the 3-in-1 nozzle, cycle through the three different settings and spray each setting for at least thirty seconds to ensure any build-up is removed.
- Fill the tank with clean water and spray to fully rinse everything out. If using the 3-in-1 nozzle, cycle through the three settings and spray each setting for at least thirty seconds to ensure everything is rinsed out.
- Remove and drain the tank. Spray the unit without the tank attached until it is no longer spraying to remove any remaining water from the lines.
- Remove the nozzle.
To ensure battery longevity
- Store the battery in a temperature controlled environment. The recommended range is 32°F – 86°F (0°C – 30°C ) and with humidity at 60% RH +/-20%.
- Do not store the battery in a fully charged state. Storage of a Lithium-Ion battery in a fully charged state increases the stress on the battery pack and can negatively affect the performance over time.
- Do not store the battery in a completely discharged state for more than one week, as this can start to reduce cycle life and capacity.
- Charge the battery to 40-60% capacity; this is equivalent to three green lights on the charger (shown in the image below).
- When storing for a long period of time, check every three months to see if the battery life has dropped below three green lights. If so, charge the battery for a short period until it displays three lights again.
- Store your sprayer and battery in a secure location away from heavy foot traffic.
After storing your sprayer for an extended length of time
- Place the battery on the charger to fully charge the battery pack.
- Install the battery, fill the solution tank and pull the trigger to begin spraying.
- It may take more than a minute to prime before it begins to spray. If your sprayer still will not spray after several minutes, please contact Victory Customer Care at (800)-741-7788 for additional troubleshooting procedures.