Shenan Stanley wrote:
> Balzer wrote:
>> New battery should be fully charged before their first use? To keep
>> the AC adapter connected to the notebook until the battery has
>> fully charged?
>> AFAIK, HP recommend to remove the battery if the notebook is stored
>> (turned off and not plugged into AC power) for more than 2 weeks.
>> Mine laptop (packed) definitely has battery inserted at least two
>> months or so, maybe more..
> It doesn't matter if the battery is fully charged before the first use.
> The removal of any chemical battery for storage is common sense. It may/may
> not ever be a problem, but it is wise to do.
There is an article here, on the charging characteristics of
"Charging lithium-ion batteries"
"Lithium-ion is a very clean system and does not need priming as nickel-based
batteries do. The 1st charge is no different to the 5th or the 50th charge.
Stickers instructing to charge the battery for 8 hours or more for the first
time may be a leftover from the nickel battery days."
The charge state when the battery leaves the factory, is selected
for best shelf life. This article compares the shelf life at a couple
of charge states. The battery is shipped with less than a 100% charge
Since the battery is going to wear out in a couple years anyway,
might as well just use it and enjoy it.
If the battery terminal voltage becomes too low, the charger may refuse to
charge it. And that is for safety reasons.