Definitions for "Memory Effect"
a battery problem caused by repeated charging before a battery is fully drained. This results in deterioration and prevents batteries from accepting a full charge. It occurs most often in NiCd batteries, is less of a problem with Nickel Hydride batteries and even less with Lithium Ion batteries.
A problem with NiCd rechargeable batteries where, if the battery is repeatedly charged when not fully empty, the battery just remembers its capacity when it was "topped up" and not its actual capacity. The result: the battery loses power over time.
The loss of capacity in a nickel-cadmium battery caused by charging the battery before completely discharging it.
Keywords:  mta, sms