Memory effect - definition
The memory effect is found in few rechargeable batteries when it is not fully discharged before charging. The batteries “remember” the charge in their earlier discharge cycle and don’t get charged fully next time. It is known as battery effect, lazy battery effect or battery memory, observed in Ni-Cd, Mi-MH rechargeable batteries. It is a reduction of lifecycle of a rechargeable batteries charge, because of incomplete discharge in previous uses.