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Bad info in this thread and good corrections. But to make some clear. "Cycle" yes there are a limited number but if you discharge to 50% and recharge it counts as a half cycle not a whole. 30 day full discharge? No that is a calibration issue. Yes you might want to do a full discharge sometimes but you do not need to do every 30 days. "Full discharge" as said before you can not do the kind that causes damage because there is a safety circuit. The only way to get the voltage so low as too damage. Is to full discharge and store. The reason is the charge drains w/time. So if you store very low for a long period the natural discharge could in theory drop the voltage below the safe level. The Safety circuit cannot help on this.

To be honest some of this battery saving info is not realistic. It is much like if I have $5 how do I save it? Well I don't spend it. But then I get nothing for it. If I spend it and buy a 6-pack I get something and am happy. I don't want to be burried with that $5.

As far as links Battery U and NBR (noteookreview.com) "battery guide" are good, they will not resolve the conflicts but do give good info. On NBR I was powerpack and commented much on the thread.

If you want the battery to last as long as possible. discharge to 40%/50% and store in the refrigerator and do not use. That is the way to extend life but it does you no good in the real world.

Your battery cannot be over or undercharged, it does not suffer from any kind of memory effect. Yes heat is the main enemy but what are you going to do about it? Yes your battery is rated for a limited number of "full cycles" once again what are you going to do about it? I just use my battery's and don't even worry about it.

Your battery is like the tires on your car, it wears out. You can park your car in the garage and not drive? That will allow the tires to last longer as no wear. But just like your batt tires age and get brittle with time. Undriven tires fail w/time also. Good luck.
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Bad info in this thread and good corrections. But to make some clear. "Cycle" yes there are a limited number but if you discharge to 50% and recharge it counts as a half cycle not a whole. 30 day full discharge? No that is a calibration issue. Yes you might want to do a full discharge sometimes but you do not need to do every 30 days. "Full discharge" as said before you can not do the kind that causes damage because there is a safety circuit. The only way to get the voltage so low as too damage. Is to full discharge and store. The reason is the charge drains w/time. So if you store very low for a long period the natural discharge could in theory drop the voltage below the safe level. The Safety circuit cannot help on this.

To be honest some of this battery saving info is not realistic. It is much like if I have $5 how do I save it? Well I don't spend it. But then I get nothing for it. If I spend it and buy a 6-pack I get something and am happy. I don't want to be burried with that $5.

As far as links Battery U and NBR (noteookreview.com) "battery guide" are good, they will not resolve the conflicts but do give good info. On NBR I was powerpack and commented much on the thread.

If you want the battery to last as long as possible. discharge to 40%/50% and store in the refrigerator and do not use. That is the way to extend life but it does you no good in the real world.

Your battery cannot be over or undercharged, it does not suffer from any kind of memory effect. Yes heat is the main enemy but what are you going to do about it? Yes your battery is rated for a limited number of "full cycles" once again what are you going to do about it? I just use my battery's and don't even worry about it.

Your battery is like the tires on your car, it wears out. You can park your car in the garage and not drive? That will allow the tires to last longer as no wear. But just like your batt tires age and get brittle with time. Undriven tires fail w/time also. Good luck.
This is some very very good info.

A lot of cellphone/phone companies actually recommends you to fully discharge and charge every week or 2 weeks.
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