Last Updated: Jan 17,2010
Can the eris be used when charging it.
Of course man. You can plug it in to the wall for charging or you can pop out the USB end, plug it into your computer (maybe to have a little closer to you if you spend time at a desk) and use it while it's charging there too.
Does anyone know of any issues relating to the battery, if left plugged into the wall charger overnight? I've always charged my phones this way without ever having a problem. Come home from work @ 11pm, plug the phone into the charger, take it off the charger in the am. Will this charging method damage the battery in the Eris? This battery is weak on performance to begin with. I'd hate to damage it more by overcharging it.
I don't believe it hurts the battery at all. If I remember correctly the manual says the device stops charging when the green light turns on.
All modern Li-Ion batteries have sophisticated charge control circuitry built in to them - the reason that they last for as many cycles as they do is that their (internal) charge control circuits continuously monitor battery temperature, current, and charge state (voltage) during the charging process. It is simply not possible to "overcharge" a Li-Ion battery, or charge them "too fast".
I wouldn't worry too much about your battery - if you keep your $500 phone for three years, you might end up replacing a significantly cheaper battery about once a year during that time ... give or take.
i was thinking about charging my phone over night. but it only takes an hour to fully charge it. how long does it take for your guys' phone to charge?
If my battery is fully drained it will take 3 hrs or more. But usually I plug mine in throughout the day if it gets below 50%. It is rare to ever get fully drained.
I don't know that I've ever seen my battery below 50%. i work in a computer repair shop, so I have access to who knows how many USB ports. And since I'm a ringtone nerd, I'm always hooking mine up to USB to drag over the latest creation/find....
So, I doubt mine has seen much more than 12 hours without at least a trickle charge
It might be good to do the "3-time-completely-drain-it" thing to recalibrate the battery or whatever. Most people say they notice improved battery life afterwards.
I've heard different things about rechargeable batteries an it is really frustrating. Some say not to let them overcharge as they will ruin the battery, and other say the batteries have a mechanism that stops charging. Either way, it couldn't hurt to just unplug it as soon as you can, right?
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