Does charging a lithium-ion battery after it is fully depleted shorten the life?

Answer In the old days (and I DO mean old!) NiCd batteries were subject to voltage 'memory'. You're going back to the late 1970's for that kind of technology. In any case, sometimes a battery with power... Read More »

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Should the battery for 880 canon elf camera be depleted prior to charging?

I have a Canon Ixus 400 and have been using a 1GB Integral memory card on it for years - works absolutely fine!

Fully charging a new digital camera battery before first use?

No harm done. It is actually better to have enjoyed your camera upon purchase and drain the battery completely before charging. If you have a decent charger, it would drain the battery first anyway... Read More »

What is the estimated life of a lithium ion battery?

The typical estimated life of a Lithium-Ion battery is about two to three years or 300 to 500 charge cycles, whichever occurs first. One charge cycle is a period of use from fully charged, to fully... Read More »

Slow Battery Charging Versus Fast Battery Charging?

Battery chargers come in a variety of sizes and charging rates. Some battery types, such as alkaline or carbon zinc, recharge poorly. For all rechargeable battery types, including lead acid and lit... Read More »