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08-28-2005, 05:42 PM
Is it ok to recharge a Li-Ion battery before it is fully discharged? I tend to recharge my battery every time I take it out even if the battery Icon says it's almost fully charged. Am i killing my battery prematurely?

Robert Besen
08-29-2005, 06:20 PM
Yes. It's one of the nice characteristics of Li-Ion batteries that they don't suffer from "memory" effects.

08-29-2005, 06:35 PM
Thats good news indeed. Thanks for the reply

08-29-2005, 06:57 PM
Overcharging is the culprit that will shorten Li-Ion battery life. A quality charger is essential, one that fully charges and then tops it off without overcharging.

09-23-2005, 09:06 AM
From a few things I've read lithium likes being left on the charger but of course what the guy said about having a good charger is also probably a lot to do with it. I have a dell x5 pda with that type battery, one is on the charger continuously, no problems at all.