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Old June 2nd, 2012, 06:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Szadzik View Post
#2 will kill your battery very nicely as Li-Ion and Li-Pol batteries do not like being discharged fully.

Thanks for the great advice from 15 years ago when we only had memory-effect-affected batteries.
Most devices won't let you discharge the battery fully for that very reason. Whilst they show you only have 1% remaining, you probably actually have about 6% or something. The other reason they do this is so that the device can shut down gracefully. You never see a phone just turn itself off when the battery runs out, it always shuts down gracefully with a "shutting down..." blinker or whatever.
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