HI, Should the battery be drained totally before charging it for the first time ?
I wonder if it is better to drain the battery fully before charging it for the first time or if it is better to charge it straight out of the box.
From what I've read from other similar products it's better to give it a charge straight out of the box, even if it says full give it an hour or so - there's clever electronics to stop it over charging - just to make sure it is fully charged. But realistically it doesn;t matter too much, modern hitech batteries like these have loads of failsafes built in to stop you ruining them! Just try and generalyl speaking get them down to half charge at least before re-charging them and you should be fine. (Battery life is dependant on the number of charge cycles it goes through, irregardless of how much charge the charge cyckle puts in - so if you use it for 5 minutes and re-charge it, it is 'one charge' down, just like if you flattened the battery and recharged it...)