Battery/Memory Effects

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There are no memory effects with Li-ion chemistry.

Some 'Smart' battery management systems might recommend performing a deep discharge followed by a full charge from time to time.
This helps re-calibrate the system and give better estimations of capacity remaining.
However, there is no need to do this from purely a cell maintenance point of view.
All Li-ion batteries have protection circuits (Zero uses the BMS and Contactor) to keep the cells within their safe operating voltage range.
You can therefore simply charge and discharge at will and not worry about charging a battery that is half full.