1. That would require a complete redesign of the ic, which would bring up the cost significantly for at least the first run of batts with it. Juice just isn't worth the squeeze.
2. Use time would be reduced in comparison to current use time and there would be just as many complaints as there would be praise for the avoidance of deep cycling.
3. Keep in mind, even the most advanced high end mod on the market doesn't blink until you've hit deep cycle. It starts flashing at 3.4v, anything under 3.5v on a 3.7v lithium based batt (working range 4.2v-3.2v) is deep cycling. It doesn't cut off until 3.2v, but the damage has already been done.
I see. You are right about the complaints. I swear, some people complain about every little thing. I, personally, think they need to "get a life" but that is just my opinion. When I am close to my supply table I change them out more often but when I am out and about I just don't think about it as often. I will say that my original diamond batteries are still going strong, even after 6 months, and they have seen some heavy use.
On the manual versions of the king diamond and stealth batts. This test has been on going for a bit, used two xl's for it. One was a non-VT KD, the other a VT stealth. They were never deep cycled, but as stated were used only with the old school wall charger and the usb charger. Only wow cartos were used with these. Here's some results with using on the slim line- Slim line/charging cycles info
That's a 117 minute difference, almost a 41% drop off in run time just by using the USB charger. Having gotten as many as 438 charges from a stealth by avoiding deep cycling and only using the slim line, and as few as 378 that's not even a third of the cycles gotten under the same conditions with the slim line.
Again 117 minute difference, a 42% drop off from previous, though at least it was 66 more charges than that of the USB before drop off. It's still just under half of the minimum number of charges I've gotten from avoiding deep cycling and using the slim line....
Hope this helps
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