28 Jun 2002 15:04:43 -0400
I have no idea if I have an "old" battery or not (I bought the machine
refurbished). It sounds like if I always allow the battery to fully
drain I'll be okay (i.e. new batteries don't have a problem with being
fully drained even though there is no need for it).
On Fri, 2002-06-28 at 14:58, McCoy, Brig C. wrote:
> These are actually generic suggestions which should be okay for nearly all
> older batteries... newer batteries don't have as much of a problem with
> 'charge memory' as the older ones... if you didn't fully discharge the
> older batteries, they'd get messed up and gradually not take as much charge
> over time.
> At 02:45 PM 6/28/02 -0400, Tony Willoughby wrote:
> >Are these proper procedures for any Thinkpad, or are they specific to
> >the 600? I have an 390E.
> >> Yup thats exactly what you need the 600 is very good at killing batteries
> >> particularly if you use them plugged in all the time....
> >> Some tips (to late now) for prolonging the life of it.... Remove battery
> >> when it has been charged....
> >> If its going to be unused for a while, keep battery in a discharged state.
> >> When using the battery run it down fully before charging it back up
> >> again... Ie don't plug is as soon as you get access to a power socket...
> >> wait till its almost dead...
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