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Old November 10th, 2010, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm trying to kill my Eris to recalibrate the battery, I'm down to 26% left and I want to kill it as quick as possible.
Besides the "obvious" like bluetooth, GPS, etc I need suggestions on how to drain the battery quickly without (for the most part) getting it hot enough to fry an egg on. (Mine hit 101 F today >.>)
I know this is an odd question, but the sooner it dies the happier I'll be. >.> Hopefully some people will have some wacky yet "interesting" ideas to kill the battery.

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I may be wrong, but doesn't killing the battery damage its life?

I'm pretty sure the battery the Eris uses works best on trickle charges, not where you let it drain completely. I'm almost positive I've read somewhere on here that it will hurt your battery if you kill it completely.
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I may be wrong, but doesn't killing the battery damage its life?

I'm pretty sure the battery the Eris uses works best on trickle charges, not where you let it drain completely. I'm almost positive I've read somewhere on here that it will hurt your battery if you kill it completely.
I in my experience fully draining a battery is the best way to get the most out of the battery.
The rule seems to apply to almost anything with a rechargeable battery, like laptops, iPods, phones, pretty much anything. I've never heard of it being harmful to the phone.
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So I'm trying to kill my Eris to recalibrate the battery, I'm down to 26% left and I want to kill it as quick as possible.
Besides the "obvious" like bluetooth, GPS, etc I need suggestions on how to drain the battery quickly without (for the most part) getting it hot enough to fry an egg on. (Mine hit 101 F today >.>)
I know this is an odd question, but the sooner it dies the happier I'll be. >.> Hopefully some people will have some wacky yet "interesting" ideas to kill the battery.
You can't kill the battery, otherwise it would be rendered useless, short of physical damage such as over heating in the sun or keeping it submerged in water for a few days.

You can drain it down to a percentage barely detectable by the device by operating the device, such as making a lot of phone calls back to back, or running multimedia for a long time. At some point the unit will detect insufficient power to operate the system and will shut down.

Experts disagree on whether or not that should ever be done with the Lithium-Ion system we use in our Android devices. We see technicians with college degrees and years of experience telling us to never intentionally drain a battery in that manner, then we see their colleagues telling us to always drain a battery in that manner.

My experience and reading around about it adds up to operating my device normally and charging it over night no matter the condition/percentage displayed by the battery meter at the end of the day. This has resulted in my Lithium-Ion batteries lasting for years on end on my laptops and hand held devices; I've never had to replace one due to shortened life or partial charging, etc.

Nickel-Cadium batteries are a different story altogether, and do require full draining as often as possible in order to avoid "memory" and partial charging.
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You can't kill the battery, otherwise it would be rendered useless, short of physical damage such as over heating in the sun or keeping it submerged in water for a few days.

You can drain it down to a percentage barely detectable by the device by operating the device, such as making a lot of phone calls back to back, or running multimedia for a long time. At some point the unit will detect insufficient power to operate the system and will shut down.

Experts disagree on whether or not that should ever be done with the Lithium-Ion system we use in our Android devices. We see technicians with college degrees and years of experience telling us to never intentionally drain a battery in that manner, then we see their colleagues telling us to always drain a battery in that manner.

My experience and reading around about it adds up to operating my device normally and charging it over night no matter the condition/percentage displayed by the battery meter at the end of the day. This has resulted in my Lithium-Ion batteries lasting for years on end on my laptops and hand held devices; I've never had to replace one due to shortened life or partial charging, etc.

Nickel-Cadium batteries are a different story altogether, and do require full draining as often as possible in order to avoid "memory" and partial charging.
I used "kill" as a "somewhat relative" term. I figured it would be understood as I was just trying to drain it all the way, woops. >.>
I'm only testing this method to see if it helps at all, because sometimes my battery life drops around 10% just from browsing the market for roughly 5 minutes or so.
Down to 9% left and I just decided to charge it from there. Hopefully my battery life will get a bit better.
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