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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by boulevardofdef, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. boulevardofdef

    Thread Starter

    Jul 14, 2011
    So, my employer just issued me a shiny new Motorola XPRT to replace my BlackBerry. Really liking it -- except for one thing that I'll probably post about later in a separate thread -- and I have a question. While at the office, I used to leave my BlackBerry connected to my PC all day via USB. I know that's pretty common with the BlackBerry -- I've seen others do it, and I just followed suit.

    Is doing this advisable with my XPRT? I'm afraid of the battery deteriorating as a result. That happened pretty quickly (i.e. within a year or so) with the BlackBerry, though I of course have no idea whether the all-day charges were the reason, or even whether that's abnormal.


  2. dm919

    dm919 Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    That's probably not good for any device
  3. JPSmith

    JPSmith Member

    Jun 27, 2011
    I can't see that this would cause problems for any device. Lots of people leave their smartphones cradled or otherwise on charge all day without ill effect. I do it in my office because my Sprint signal is weak there and the battery would drain quickly if not on charge. At most it might decrease the life of the battery a bit, but I'm not even sure of that because I've heard that keeping Lithium batteries topped off is actually good for them. And batteries are cheap anyway. I see it as a small price to pay for knowing I always have a full charge when I leave the office.

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