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Interesting info on the Li-ion battery.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by SeauxCrazy, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. SeauxCrazy

    SeauxCrazy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    May 30, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    Types of batteries:

    Ni-cad: Mostly only on older devices, has a "memory" effect, should be drained before a full charge is put on it, should be removed after overnight charge or can be overcharged and burnt out.

    Ni-mh: Still used for some devices, has slight memory effect but not enough to have to fully drain before the recharge, should not be consistently left on charger after full charge that can eventually burn out battery and shorten usage time.

    Li-ion and Li-ion polymer: Used on a lot of newer devices, has no "memory" effect, should be recharged as often as possible, actually likes to be charged and draining it regularly can cause the usage time to be shortened, can NEVER be overcharged so whenever you're near a charger put it on there. Besides those benefits a li-ion battery is lighter and smaller but the chemical can hold more charge than Ni-cad and Ni-mh.

    --You want to charge the battery before it gets below a 20% charge. Also batteries will not go bad from accidentally doing the incorrect charging procedure here and there but normally follow the correct procedure. One last note try to use the home charger more often than the cigarette lighter charger for best long term results. Cigarette lighter chargers do not give a full charge (about 95%) which in the long run can damage any type of battery listed.

    **These are not my words, but thought it would be some helpful information to our batteries in the Evo.**


  2. Zardos

    Zardos Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    Cell phone sales.
    Bacon Town, USA
    Nice info.
  3. marctronixx


    Oct 12, 2009
    34.0522° N, 118.2437° W
    when quoiting sources its good to post the source....
  4. One of the sources would be the many posts in the battery thread pointing that stuff out. ;)

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