Your new battery comes in a discharged condition and must be charged
before use. Upon initial use (or after prolonged storage period) the battery
may require two to three charge/discharge cycles before achieving maximum
When charging the battery for the first time your charging device may
indicate that charging is complete after just 10 or 15 minutes. This is a
normal phenomenon with rechargeable batteries. Simply remove the battery
from the charging device and repeat the charging procedure.
It is important to condition (fully discharge and then fully charge) the
battery every two to three weeks. Failure to do so may significantly shorten
the battery's life (this does not apply to Li-Ion batteries, which do not
require conditioning). To discharge, simply run your device under the
battery's power until it shuts down or until you get a low battery warning.
Then recharge the battery as instructed in your user's manual.
If the battery will not be in use for a month or longer, it is recommended
that it be removed from the device and stored in a cool, dry, clean place.
It is normal for a battery to become warm during charging and discharging.
A charged battery will eventually lose its charge if unused. It may
therefore be necessary to recharge the battery after a storage period.
Battery care and use instructions
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20 July 2006
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