Originally Posted by dulcamara
Does all this apply to the 7130? I'm following Mark's instructions, but am wondering if the 7130 needs the help. Battery life on this device has been very good so far, much better than the 7100g it replaced.
With all due respect to Mark, who's provided a wealth of extremely useful information here and is a great resource, his advice on initial charge/discharge requirements to properly "condition" a lithium-ion battery are incorrect. That used to be important with the older Ni-Cad and NiMh batteries, but does not help at all with lithium-ion, although it really doesn't hurt either. So if you didn't do that in the beginning, no worry, and no need to do it now either.
For more authoritative advice, one good site is Battery University