Do you HAVE TO charge new batteries before use?

LeetViet

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^ topic.

Says I have to charge for 12 hours or else the long-term performance is compromised.:confused:
 

dxkj

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Memory cell batteries will only recharge to the amount you charge it the first time... so if you only charge it for 6 hrs, then it will only last half as long between charges....
 

Zenmervolt

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Originally posted by: dxkj
Memory cell batteries will only recharge to the amount you charge it the first time... so if you only charge it for 6 hrs, then it will only last half as long between charges....
Incorrect. A cell's memory can be erased by fulling cycling the battery several times, though that does get inconvenient.

ZV
 

TwoBills

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You have to cycle them thru 3 or 4 full charge/discharge cycles before they're up to their full potential. Always best to run them all the way down before recharging.