Just got my 3500, how should I store my 1300?Accessories


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  1. jerrad707

    jerrad707 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just got my Seidio 3500mAh today and exchanged it with the stock 1300mAh, but my question is: How should I "store" my stock battery? When I took it out it was almost dead (~15%), should I re-charge it? Is it bad to store it somewhere completely drained like that? I'd like to keep it for use in case I'm in a bind and my new beast dies and I don't have access to an outlet. If I do charge it, how long can I expect that charge to stay on the battery? does it continue to lose juice even if not being used in a phone?

    sorry for the 20 questions, but any advice is greatly apreciate. :)

    (btw, I don't have a secondary/battery charger, just the USB charger, so I would have to put the old battery back in my phone to charge it)
     

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  2. wayrad

    wayrad Well-Known Member

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    For long-term storage, I'd charge it to about half full, put it in airtight packaging (couple Ziplock bags maybe) with as much air squeezed out as possible and a desiccant pillow or two inside, and put it in the fridge (not the freezer).

    It will still lose charge gradually, but this will help.
     
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  3. wujekcity

    wujekcity New Member

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    i am looking to purchase the seido 3500 battery....will it fit in my stock phone..or will i have to buy a new backing?
     
  4. GrahamTheMan

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    it come with the back case on ebay if you buy it from there
     
  5. Montana Man

    Montana Man Well-Known Member

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    The 3500mAh battery ships with a replacement back, making your Incredible about 5mm thicker than it is now.
     
  6. nkk

    nkk Well-Known Member

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    This really depends what you are going for. If it is a full battery ready to be used in a pinch, charge to 100 and keep it cool.

    If you are going for long term storage with as little performance degradation, do the same but keep the charge in the 65% to 40% levels. That is the more stable state for the crystal lattice structures within the battery.

    -Nkk
     
  7. Legobricke

    Legobricke Well-Known Member

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    Might i also suggest an external charger.... You will see a better charge and longer battery operation...

    I have 2 of the 1800 batteries.... at night I normally charge one in the external charger and the other battery in phone (cradle to charge)... In the morning I swap them out... but I get a couple of extra hours on batteries charged in the external than charged in the phone...

    Lego
     

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