Do I need to charge it first for 8hrs?

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  1. Wilson!

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    Like the old days, when the battery "learnt" to accept less full potential from the first charge

    Is this still the case or don't I need to worry anymore?

    Mine arrives tomorrow, so wanted to check as I'm hanging to play with it...
     
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    With these batteries its not necessary to charge like the old battery.i would plug it in while you play around with it anyway, just so it keeps topped up
     
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    Thanks cambo, brilliant
     
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    I charged mine on my credit card and the bills haven't run out yet.
     
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    In my case, the battery in my SP3 was pretty dead and needed a good while to get up to full charge!
     
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    You can use it right away -- no biggie, as long as the charger is plugged in. And it should take much less than 8 hours to charge it up to a reasonable level. I think it's full charge until about 90%, then trickle charge after that, so the last few percentage points will take a relatively long time.

    Historically, Li-ion batteries usually ship from the manufacturer with 33% - 66% charge (much more than that would lead to decreased lifetime)
     

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