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So what's the definitive way to get the most out of the battery?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Kendoji, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Kendoji

    Kendoji Well-Known Member
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    This is a question I'm still not entirely clear on. When you first get a device, with a modern li-ion battery, is it still important to charge it for xxx hours before using it?

    And afterwards, is it better to empty it fully and recharge (as was the case with older batteries), or is it better to continually top it up (as some people now say about new li-ion batteries)?
     

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  2. Yenzehn

    Yenzehn Well-Known Member
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    Charge it for 3 hours the moment you receive it.

    It does not matter how much is left when you charge it, LiIon does not suffer from the same memory effect as older batteries.

    For more details, read this: http://www.batteryuniversity.com/parttwo-34.htm
     
  3. Lukehluke

    Lukehluke Well-Known Member
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    Charge it till its full before you turn it on.
     
  4. Ghâshûl

    Ghâshûl Well-Known Member
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    Does that really make a difference? I mean, why can't it be on while it's charging?
     
  5. Anthony1

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  6. gogol

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    From the guideline below, does this mean that we must do FULL DISCHARGE (let the battery runs out till 0%) ... once every 30 charges? Because HTC Desire battery has gauge, right?

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Batteries with fuel gauge (laptops) should be calibrated by applying a deliberate full discharge once every 30 charges. Running the pack down in the equipment does this. If ignored, the fuel gauge will become increasingly less accurate and in some cases cut off the device prematurely.


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