If you run a Ni-Cad dead every time you charge it the only thing you're going to do is kill the battery.
Modern Ni-Cad technology has almost eliminated the memory effect. Draining it dead once every 4-6 charges is sufficient.
NEVER drain a laptop battery to dead, or at least don't do it very often. Laptops use Lithium batteries. It's very bad for them to drain them all the way.
"Someone in a Prius tried to race me at a stop sign the other day. I couldn't believe it. I had him for the first 100 feet or so but I can only walk so fast."
Last edited by kalnaren; March 10th, 2009 at 15:10..