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Old 10-02-2005, 01:48 PM   #34 (permalink)
JohnDC
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Any more experiences with this anyone??

The methods listed in Mark's technotes seem to work well..

After reading the below I had questions and was wondering if others had good experience with the Mark suggested methods.

The below seems to couter it a bit, but, BB & device specific in some ways it seems would be more applicable, than Lithium Ion in general, and for laptops as mentioned several times.

Thank you,
jc

http://www.batteryuniversity.com/parttwo-34.htm

Avoid frequent full discharges because this puts additional strain on the battery. Several partial discharges with frequent recharges are better for lithium-ion than one deep one. Recharging a partially charged lithium-ion does not cause harm because there is no memory. (In this respect, lithium-ion differs from nickel-based batteries.) Short battery life in a laptop is mainly cause by heat rather than charge / discharge patterns.


A lithium-ion battery provides 300-500 discharge/charge cycles. The battery prefers a partial rather than a full discharge. Frequent full discharges should be avoided when possible. Instead, charge the battery more often or use a larger battery. There is no concern of memory when applying unscheduled charges.
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