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Old 26-11-2011, 11:41 AM   #2100
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It's Lithium ion. Just use and charge whenever you like. No minimum charging restrictions.
Agreed. Dunno why these days everyone is sticking to the "first 10-20hour charge will improve the battery lifespan".

I collaborate with some battery manufacturers, and it generally takes 20-50 full recharge cycles to get the Li-ion battery to stable capacity. Never once we bothered about "long first charge".

For those that wanna prolong the battery life, try to operate the battery @ 40-70%, aka 30% of the battery capacity. The lifespan will be pretty long compared to full discharge cycles. Thats what many car manufacturers are doing to the hybrid vehicles anyway.
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