Is it necessary to charge a new Powerbook 17 battery for 12 hours?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by lamina, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    #1
    I read on a website that it is necessary to charge a new PowerBook battery for *12* hours steady to ensure longer life. Is this necessary?

    I have read that lithium batteries don't have a 'memory' and don't need to be charged in any special way. I do realize that I will need to initially calibrate the battery with a full charge and full discharge.

    Any thoughts?

    Mike
     
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    mad jew

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    #2
    That initial calibration you were talking about should be fine. It shouldn't take twelve hours and it doesn't need twelve hours. :)
     

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