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    Niterider battery care / charging questions

    I have a Niterider Cyclops Pro System. I have two different headlamps that I use with it - a 10w halogen and a 15w halogen. My battery pack is the rechargeable NiCad "bag" style - I'm uncertain of the specs.
    My question is this: Should I discharge the battery fully and then do a full 14 hour charge?
    I don't want to damage the battery by overcharging or by draining.
    What is recommended?

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    NiCad batteries benefit from full discharge and recharge unlike Lithium ion because NiCad can have negative memory.

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    Full discharge down to 1.0-1.1V/cell, not below. Going below that damages the cells. There are chargers/dischargers that will automatically cycle NiCd batteries down to that voltage.
    Do the math.

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