[Nottingham] Laptop battery lifecycle

James Gibbon nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Sat May 17 19:51:00 2003

Hussein Jodiyawalla wrote:

> >There's no need to perform an initial long conditioning charge either.
> >
> I think there is - every laptop and mobile phone I have had says you 
> should charge for a long time before the first usage, as does the latest 
> gear.

Yes, but it's actually a hangover from NiCd / NiMH days - while 
mobile phone manufacturers and service providers continue to 
supply the same old advice, it's not actually true for Li Ion.