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I got my Eee PC 1015PN today and the manual says to charge the battery for 8+ hours before first use.

However, the orange indicator led is now green and it's only been charging for a couple of hours. So... is it charged or should I go for 8 like the manual says?
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I wouldnt worry about it, since the battery in a Eee netbook is Nickel Cadium it isnt really that tempermental to charging process, what is important is that for the first 10 or so uses of the netbook you use the netbook unpluged from the charger and let he battery flaten and then recharge and unplug, also try not to leave the charger in when it is sitting around fully charged.

I have not had that many laptops, but i race rc cars that use the same type of battery. Letting thr battery cycle for the first 10 uses will alow it to hold its full capacity and will increase the usage time significantly. Having the battery constantly charging for days will degrade it and you will end up with a laptop that lasts 10 min off charger
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post #3 of 6
I suggest you leave it in unless you need it right away.
 
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post #4 of 6
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Thanks for the answers, guys. I'll let it go for 8 (actually tomorrow morning when I wake up), then drain/refill it for awhile.
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post #5 of 6
why does the eee have a ni-cad battery? and not li-ion?
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Li-ion is more expencive and a bit of an overkill for small netbooks or non power hungry laptops, also lithium batteries such as lithium ion and lithium polymer need pecific chargers and need to remain above 30% of their charge to avoid cell capacity damage. In order to put them into a laptop a more expencive charger is needed and a more advanced power circuitry is needed in the laptop. For this reason li-ion batteries are mainly found in high end laptops

Btw, youtube lipo battery explosion and watch what can happen with a poorly maintained or charged lithium battery. If you used a normal laptop charger with a laptop containing a lithium battery it is sure to explode
Edited by Kal777 - 5/17/11 at 10:47pm
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