All too often, stationary batteries are purchased for stock or many months before they are destined to be put into service, and consequently, they are put in temporary storage. This storage can be either away from or at the installation location. Or, sometimes batteries are installed at their intended location but are not connected to the charging system. This Technical Note will detail how batteries should be stored in such a manner that they will not degrade or suffer permanent damage. Freshening charging is discussed, and temperature, humidity and other environmental factors are also addressed. Additionally, the correct charging voltage and various compensation factors are given. Some practical examples are also shown.