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Brand New Laptop Lithium ion Battery First Charge help please?


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mrpooh3

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Hi,I purchased a new laptop battery a while back and sent it back after only three months of use thinking it was faulty as it didn't hold a charge and I was also unsure if it was genuine or not so I purchased a new one again the other day and made sure this one was a genuine dell battery.

The battery came with no instructions,I looked online and read that because it is a lithium ion battery I should fully charge it then let it completely drain to 0% and do this 2 more times to make sure I get the best life out of it can someone confirm if this is the correct procedure as I have read elsewhere that you should not drain your battery further than 20% as it can affect the life of the battery?


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Lithium ion battery does not have a memory like the older nickle-cadmium batteries. Just insert the battery and let it get to a full charge and you should be good to go.  The steps you listed above are for nickle-cadmium batteries.

 

To sum up Lithium-ion batteries:

  • Does not need prolonged priming when new. One regular charge is all that's needed.
     
  • Relatively low self-discharge - self-discharge is less than half that of nickel-based batteries.
     
  • Low Maintenance - no periodic discharge is needed; there is no memory.

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Thank you very much,

that's great I have already gave it one full charge so hopefully I am good to go!

All the best.


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follow these tips to keep your battery in good condition http://www.learnperf...p-battery-life/


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