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Default Charging for the first time. - 12-17-2008, 03:02 PM

Tomorrow I will get my mini 9 in the mail! (along with a Samsung external DVD and 2 giggle-bytes of RAM from newegg.) I am pretty excited -- and nearly as excited to find such a good forum as this one.

Here's my question: Is this like a cell phone where I have to let the battery completely charge before using it?

I'm going to be like a kid on Christmas tomorrow after work and I'd like to know if I should be prepared to curb my enthusiasm or ask my wife (who works at home) to start charging the mini as soon as it arrives.

Also, any advise for battery care or habits to extend its life?

Thanks!
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Default Re: Charging for the first time. - 12-17-2008, 03:13 PM

I've just used mine straight as it arrived. After a couple of hours (2 or so) plugged it into mains and that was it... No special stuff required afaik


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Default Re: Charging for the first time. - 12-17-2008, 06:04 PM

Mine was delivered to my office, so I unpacked it, plugged it in, and ran the setup, then kept it on the AC for a while, so the battery charged during that time...but it already had a bit of a charge, so it didn't take long.
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Default Re: Charging for the first time. - 12-17-2008, 06:37 PM

li-ion battery's do not suffer from memory issues so you should be good.

I searched the Dell site to confirm it was Li-ion and did not see it listed, but I am pretty sure it is.
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Default Re: Charging for the first time. - 12-19-2008, 12:19 AM

Oh my! Just got my Mini and I'm pretty excited to be posting via my new toy.

Thanks for the help. Indeed, it was charged to 100% in no time!
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