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I own aB&D 14.4 Driver drill modelCD140G. Do I have to discharge

The battery completely before recharging. Also how long to I charge it for.
I also own a Black&Decker14.4 flashlight model FSL 144 Do I have to discharge the battery completly before recharging? How long do I have to charge it for

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Newer rechargable batteries aren't like the older ones back from 5-10 years ago. They do not have a "memory" like old cell phone batteries and cordless tools used to have. So charge it whenever.

Stick it in the charger and when it's charged, the light will stop flashing. Usually takes a few hours for a full charge.

It's not recommended to leave it in the charger for extended periods. Not only does it siphon off your power bill, but it's harder for the battery I believe.

I've had mine for a few years and they done excellent. Just as powerful as the day i bought them.

If they ever do give out, be sure to recycle them, don't throw them away. Lowes and Home Depot have rechargeable battery recycling at the front desks.

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