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Question: Canon Rebel XS batteries: drain before charging!?
I purchased a Canon Rebel EOS XSi over the holidays and it came bundled with two batteries(Battery Pack LP-E5 )!.

My question is are these batteries the type that I need to drain completely before i recharge them or should I just fully charge them no matter what power level they're at before a photographic outing!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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Charge them fully each time, they are lithium Ion batteries, they don't suffer from memory loss effect, and Lithium Ion batteries can actually lose their life if you let them drain all the way often!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

As said above the batteries you have are litium ion like the ones in cell phones, so just use your batteries and charge them after use

the old ones that had to be discharged before use were metal halide and they are history now mostlyWww@QuestionHome@Com

Just charge them it won't damage the batteries if you don't drain them first!.Www@QuestionHome@Com