October 24, 2012
I'm getting a ps vita tomorrow, firstly how much battery does It come with out of the box. Also should I run the battery down and then charge it to full, or should I charge it to the fullest first before I use it???
December 20, 2008
The normal protocol for a new gadget would be to charge before you start, but according to the online Vita quick start guide during initial set up it just says "If you need to charge the system, see "Charging" on the back of this guide".
So I'd assume that there is some charge in the battery from the unboxing.
May 21, 2009
I believe standard practice is for batteries to be given 50% charge for the potentially very long storage on store shelves, which helps their longevity in that instance.
Really, with modern batteries there's not as much need to calibrate and do full cycles as there was before. In some ways this can now actually shorten their life span if you're always doing a full-empty-full cycle.
However, since you'll need to do updates and so forth, you might as well plug it in when you take it out of the box. The charging brick has fairly long cables on either end, so you should be able to sit comfortably and mess about with it as it charges.
September 25, 2008
Yeah Teflon's on the money, lithium batteries don't have 'battery memory', just a limited number of possible recharches before the ppotential number of milliamp hours starts to reduce, which only effects the time they can supply the current for not the amount of current. Interesting fact, if you run a lithium battery right down it'll turn to a melty napalm like hot goo that eats through desks and floors! Not very pleasant, most devices protect themselves by switching off with some charge left, although I had an Archos that didn't.
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