old battery?

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Jan 23 14:22:29 UTC 2007

Eberhard Roloff wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
> [...]
>>> Using a Thinkpad, I usually follow the procedures outlined here:
>>> http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Maintenance
>> Apparently you don't follow the advice very closely.  The very first
>> thing it says about LIon batteries is "avoid deep discharges except when
>> resetting fuel gague or reconditioning a battery; partial dis-/recharges
>> are better for the battery lifetime (note: fuel gauge will slowly get
>> inaccurate over time)".
> Well, I understood the OP to be looking for a solution to recondition his
> dying battery.
> If this assumption was wrong, please accept my apologies.

Your assumption is correct, I'm just pointing out that full discharge cycles
will NOT recondition a LIon battery, and the page you cited doesn't say
that.  It says "avoid deep discharges".  All that discharge cycles
accomplish is to reprogram the fuel guage.

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