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

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

  1. lamina macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2006
    From Canada, living in Seoul
    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?

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    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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