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Unboxing new Z10 - discharge battery first?
Do u discharge the new battery completely before charging it to full, or do u charge it right away to full, right out from the box?
Is there any tech expert out there that can explain the correct way to handle the batteries on our new phones?
- 05-04-13, 08:10 PM #5
Usually: charge it to 100%, drain it fully ONCE, recharge fully and use the phone as usual.
It calibrates the battery, and you don't need to do this often either. I try and do it once or twice every year to keep it in check. Every 30 days like your article says seems to be pretty excessive to me personally.
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- 05-04-13, 08:40 PM #6
The Z10 uses a Lithium-Ion batery, not a Nickel-Cadmium one. It has no memory or hunger issues that make you need to charge it more and more for less and less performance. If you do the discharge to 0 thing, you'll hurt the battery life.
Use it normally, let it go to 10% or so and then recharge it fully but DO NOT let it drain to 0.
EDIT: Oh lol... Just read your own link, will you?3: Allow partial discharges and avoid full ones (usually)
Unlike NiCad batteries, lithium-ion batteries do not have a charge memory. That means deep-discharge cycles are not required. In fact, it’s better for the battery to use partial-discharge cycles.
There is one exception. Battery experts suggest that after 30 charges, you should allow lithium-ion batteries to almost completely discharge. Continuous partial discharges create a condition called digital memory, decreasing the accuracy of the device’s power gauge. So let the battery discharge to the cut-off point and then recharge. The power gauge will be recalibrated.
Meaning, use your phone and charge it when it asks you to.
- 05-04-13, 10:58 PM #11
Let it go to 20% then charge fully, then do this two more times and it should give u the best it will ever be.
I do this with all my devices and on the z10 I get 12-19 hrs on a full charge.
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