conditioning a new laptop battery.

  dmm27 20:01 02 Feb 07

I have just got a new Li-ion battery for my laptop. Its a new battery, but not an original IBM.

A bit of paper that came with the new battery said that I need to cycle the battery up to 5 times, fully charging and discharging it to get maximum storage capacity.

However looking at IBMs website, it says that fully discharging Li-ion batteries will damage them.

So what should I do? Can I just charge it up the once and then use it normally, or do I need to cycle it a few times 1st?


  Technotiger 20:17 02 Feb 07

Hi, I would just charge it up once and then use it normally - I think they usually reach their peak naturally after some use.


  woodchip 20:36 02 Feb 07

When is says discharge, it means run on battery till it shuts it's self down after battery warning it should do this safely

  Jackcoms 20:42 02 Feb 07
  dmm27 22:47 02 Feb 07

thanks Jackcoms.

That answers it

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