Even NiCd?? I thought they had the memory effect.Originally posted by: Eli
Keeping a battery near 100% State of Charge without overcharging is paramount to longevity, whether it be NiCd, NiMH, lead acid or any other rechargeable battery.
Try not to let it get below 50% SoC and it should last longer than a year.
They're probably just covering their asses. I would say 1 year is the minimum amount of time the battery should last.
I use my cordless drill a lot and always wait until there is zero charge left before I plug it in. The battery has lasted me 3 years. Apparently I'm doing it wrong?