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  1. That's what I've been doing and I'm afraid it might damage my battery?

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  2. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Doing it the first time you get the phone can be helpful, because it will calibrate the battery stats, making sure you have an accurate battery report. However after that it is unnecessary. Li-ion don't have memory, so you can charge whenever. :)
  3. ANM8

    ANM8 Well-Known Member

    There are many varying theories regarding battery charging, i charge mine whenever it needs (or not) and have never had any problems, these new batterys don`t have a memory effect so charging whenever is no problem, i did read somewhere however that it is best not to discharge them totally all the time...!! like i said just charge when its getting low. Cheers.
  4. andy-roid

    andy-roid Well-Known Member

    I some times run mine down but mostly the battery last all day with about 10% left and charge over night
  5. WA_Bob

    WA_Bob VIP Member VIP Member

    I usually let mine get down to somewhere between 20-40%, then swap it out for my spare and charge up the run down battery. In terms of battery life, I've never had any problems with doing this on any of my phones. It's more the use of my phone that determines how long a battery lasts.
  6. hisup123

    hisup123 Well-Known Member

    Do you know if it's fine to charge the battery over night every day? Don't know much about batteries but I remember when I used to have nokia and yous would charge it too long the battery would generally expand to like double the size...
  7. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    The circuitry is supposed to cut-off charging once it is full charge, so yes it is safe to charge overnight... As far as the NOKIA, YIKES! Sounds like something was wrong there.
  8. lennydude

    lennydude Well-Known Member

    I have been charging my phones every night for years with absolutely no problems. As someone said, your use for that day will determine how much battery is used.
    I just turn off the volume and put the phone on charge every night. No issues :)
  9. sergey

    sergey Well-Known Member

    How do you run down the battery?

    Maybe I'm not using it as much since I"m afraid of the battery life, but this thing is ridiculous- I've started watching some netflix on it at night instead of using the tab 10.1 because I'll be at 40, 30% battery life at bedtime. Which is pretty amazing.
  10. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    Seems the device reads batteries fairly well. The 2100 stock reading appear to correlate within reason and the Hyperion 4000 I am using appears to as well.

    Case in point: The Hyperion had 59% per the GS3 reading and lasted about eight hours of involved use (part of that time, my wife was watching Olympic ceremonies, so I used the GS3 the whole long time.)

    .59% of a 4000 is roughly 2360 mAh, so I would expect the Hyperion to last the same or longer than the 2100 stock. The Hyperion had no problem and still had some juice, so fit the reading of 59% fr a 4000 mAh. BTW, a battery does not really exhaust at a truly linear scale, so that is why I like to say "within reason".

    Though way too small of a sample, it at least looks like there is no need to a battery to the device.
  11. berryracer

    berryracer Well-Known Member

    Lithium Ion Batteries behave differently. In-fact, they don't like to be discharged completely. It will harm your lithium ion battery if you keep letting it go below 15% on a continous basis.

    The best thing is keep it charged and topped off whenever you have a source of electricity

    I know this is totally opposite to the recommendations of the older conventional batteries but Lithium Ion batteries behave in a totally different manner
  12. CReuss

    CReuss Well-Known Member

    +1

    I just bring it down to 0% the first time then from then on charge it regularly. I usually put it on the charger at night before I go to bed when it is around 50% that way it is always 100% and ready to go the next day :)
  13. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

    Another Banned OP ?? What's the deal w/ that lately ?
  14. vzwuser76

    vzwuser76 Well-Known Member

    Wondering that myself. The last banned OP I saw was pretty inflammatory but this guy just seemed to be asking a valid question. Must've been in another thread.
  15. davoid

    davoid Well-Known Member

    Just checked his other posts - completely innocuous, so probably for creating multiple or new accounts under a different username.

    EDIT: Hah, I just noticed the lower case "i" at the beginning of his username. Possibly the troll from yesterday.
    treb1797 likes this.
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