Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 5th Nov 2004 01:55 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems San Jose-based sent us one of their best-selling laptops, the LC2430. We've used it for more than a month with four different distributions and here's what we think about it.
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re. batteries for my battery-powered toys
by johnMG on Fri 5th Nov 2004 04:28 UTC

NiCads (nickel-cadmium rechargables) of certain types develop a memory. therefore, it's best to fully discharge them.

I've heard a number EE's chime in on the subject of so-called "battery memory" and I think that, in the final analysis, it's just an urban legend that was perpetuated early on by some misguided marketdroids.

Deep discharging a rechargable battery is not good. Also note that some batteries hold their charge while sitting on the shelf better than others. I think NiCd's lose their charge relatively quickly if you don't use 'em.