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Re: Installing a New Deep Cycle Battery

04/05/2012 12:46 PM

There are no batteries that benefit from a complete discharge. Most batteries will be damaged by deep discharge.

The "memory effect" that you mention is a phenomenon that occurs in the chemistry of Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cad) batteries. The deep discharge of a Ni-Cad battery may sometimes result in re-conditioning of the battery but more often it simply destroys the battery. There are charging techniques that will eliminate the effect and are more likely to succeed than a deep discharge cycle.

Read up on batteries. There's a lot to learn:

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