Generaly you charge then run till it's empty then charge again. Then you don't have to do that again. Supposedly this sets the battery charge indicator so the it judges the charge the battery has correctly.
Lgoron12 posted... The gamestop employee told me that i should play it until it dies right when i get it out of the box, and then let it charge for 8-10 hours for the best battery life.
is that correct?
don't listen to some stupid employee at some dumb store read the **** manual and PLEASE Stop wasting time with these questions you should already know the answer to. charge before playing the first time and don't the the battery die.
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These are the 3 things that can damage a lithium ion battery:
- Time. No avoiding this one.
- Being fully drained. The system turns itself off before it's fully drained, specifically to prevent this from happening. The only way for the battery to properly drain is for it to be left for a while, uncharged, so just don't do that.
- Extreme heat or cold.
Other than this, don't worry about the battery. Charge it when you like. Don't worry about needing to charge it for a while when you open the box: you don't, and failing to do so will absolutely not harm the battery in any way. Don't worry about using it for hours at a time. Don't worry about charging it partially, or charging it when it's still fairly full.
Please also remember that most people, when giving advice about batteries, either are simply following the manual (which is misleading), or giving advice that would be good advice...if the battery were a NiCad or MiMH battery, which it isn't.