Support Battery Best Practices

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TMack, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. TMack

    TMack Well-Known Member
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    Quick newb question. Got my new extended battery today. Before I start using it I wanted to make sure I took the right initial step to ensure maximum battery life. I assume I'll find it with a partial charge when I place it in my DX. Should I fully deplete it before fully charging it? Or should I immediately charge it from partial to full before using it? Or does it not matter?

    I seem to read conflicting thoughts on this. Any battery experts?
     

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  2. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member
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    I got mine today and it was at 70%. I installed it, charged it at work, then charged it for several hours after it was at 100% at home. Next I'm going to run it down to about 10% without recharging, so the phone can determine it's capacity before recharging. That's going to be a little difficult b/c I'm sure I'll want to connect it to the USB to copy some files to the SD card, but that can wait.

    I'm turning on my BT and GPS to speed up the calibration process. :D

    I got 3-1/2 days of battery with light use, I wonder what I can get with the new battery.
     
  3. Skeet

    Skeet Well-Known Member
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    you dont have to do the power up 100 power down to 0 for these new batteries.
     

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