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Old April 22nd, 2010, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Charging for the first time

I will be getting my new Desire while at work tomorrow, how long is it b est to charge it for the first time.

I don't want to only charge it for 4 hours there when it is best to do it for 12! Also can you use it during this first charge?

Just asking as I want the best battery life and didn't know if HTC had already done the battery' first charge for you.

Thanks in advance.

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There is no best way of charging Li-ion batteries, they don't have the memory effect the old ni-cads suffered from.
Just charge it until the phone indicates full charge.
There's nothing to stop you using it while it's charging.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 03:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, I got mine on Monday. I started using it as soon as it was charging and I think it was only in there for a couple of hours, so battery time wasn't great until I had the chance to give it a proper charge.
Now, the battery seems just fine to me. I disable WIFI and GPS when I don't need them, I think that saves a lot of battery.
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 10:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The battery is shipped with a 40-50% charge, as this level is best for long term storage.

My usual procedure with a new device is charge to full, then fully discharge to ensure the charging circuit is calibrated. After that feel free to top up when and where required, with a full charge/discharge cycle every month or so.
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 02:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The instructions are to charge it for three hours, and only then switch it on for the first time.

I couldn't wait and switched it on immediately - and my battery life is pretty good.
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