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Has anyone else had trouble with their we-vibe Salsa not holding a charge? Mine is less than 6 months old and only really used the last 3 months. It seems I have to charge it every 2 uses or so lately. Not sure if this is normal or not.
Depending on the battery type, the fact that you didn't use it for the first three months might well be the cause of the problem. NiMh batteries have to be discharged and recharged regularly (at least once every 30 days, at an absolute minimum) or they become useless. That's why they're a lousy choice for sex toys, IMO.
Lithium-ion rechargeables are a much better choice, as they will hold the charge a lot longer between uses. BUT — they die quickly if you run them down to zero over and over. They last a lot longer if you mostly keep charging them up when they've still got half their power or more, and only occasionally letting them run completely out before recharging.
It's frustrating that product instructions seldom include information on the "care and feeding" of their rechargeable batteries. What's also frustrating is that even Li-ion batteries are usually only good for 500 recharges before they die (manufacturers often claim 1000 recharges, but that doesn't happen in the real world). That's why I prefer plug-in toys when possible and just using replaceable batteries if a plug in version is not available.