Monday, August 2, 2010

Lithium ion batteries first charge

According to an article at

Unlike nickel and lead-based batteries, a new lithium-ion pack does not need cycling through charging and discharging. Priming will make little difference because the maximum capacity of lithium-ion is available right from the beginning. Neither does a full discharge improve the capacity of a faded pack.
So really the "full discharge and initial charge of 8 hours" were obsolete practices of the Nickel Cadmium batteries era.

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