Mr. cost-benefit analysis
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Agua Dulce, CA
Bikes: Surly Crosscheck Single Speed, Novara 9 speed commuter/runabout
When is it cool to 'partially charge'?
So my light and battery/charger are performing great. But I'm wondering when, if ever, it is OK to charge the battery when it is only partially depleted? As most of you know, batteryspace.com's instructions say to completely charge, then completely discharge the battery four times in order to properly break it in. But following that, is it fine to 'top off' the battery after a short ride, of say, half the max run time?
Also: I would think that I should charge the battery sooner, rather than later, after it's been used - instead of leaving it sit around 'empty'. So how long can the battery be stored in a fully charged and ready state? A few days? A few weeks?
Thanks again for all your help. DanO