Lithium ion batteries (generally) don’t suffer from memory effects.
I would strongly recommend bringing a backup unit…
With Lithium batteries I’ve always followed the ABC policy, Always Be Charging.
Great, thanks guys!
If the OP-1 is plugged into a computers USB port, the issue with hum is considerably worse. I keep mine plugged in for fear of it dying live. If you are more concerned about sound quality, unplugged might be the way to go.
@Virtual_Flannel - I run it off an ipod charger for exactly that reason!
i have toured w/ the op1, made it 2 weeks on one full battery, no extra charges. prob about .75 - 1.5 hours each day on average for the shows, and then add some time most days (maybe an hour a day?) for fiddling during the days and late nights.
The memory effect is just for nicad and nimh batteries. And even there, the actual memory effect is basically irrelevant to consumer devices. It was discovered on satellites or something, which would discharge the battery to the exact same level (aerospace engineering, it’s fairly high-precision…) before charging again.
and if lithium batteries do get a memory effect, they’ve also been proven to come out of it on their own as you go through charge cycles