MP3 players and li ion battery

By rliu
Nov 27, 2008
  1. Hi I was wondering, as all mp3 players advise you, as they use lithium ion batteries, to charge the battery fully before first use, then how crucial this was? I remember reading somewhere that not charging a li ion battery to full at first use will undermine its future operational battery life. I've got a Sony Walkman player and for the first charge, as only USB cable was supplied, I charged it about halfway and then switched off the computer. Would this have affected the battery life of my player?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

    I would say yes, you wouldn't get the optimal life from the battery, but you probably would never notice...
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