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Old 02-05-2007, 05:23 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by JIO View Post
I can't believe with Lithium Ion batteries that killing them to zero several times is good for them. Maybe with the NiMh, but not the ion batteries....Am I wrong?
If they got down to 0 volts, then yes, that's very bad, and the batteries will probably not recharge.

The segway doesn't let them get that low. With the new gen2 batteries, even after a battery related safety shutdown, they should still not drain past the 'point of no return'. I would still recharge them sooner rather than later, especially when you know they are low from a long glide.

I don't know if the saphions are similiar, but for other lithium batteries, 4.2 volts per cell is 100% charge, and 3.0 volts per cell is 0% charge.
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