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  1. hadigunawan's Avatar
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    Default 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?

    http://m.techrepublic.com/blog/five-...ttery-life/289

    Is there any tech expert out there that can explain the correct way to handle the batteries on our new phones?

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    why do you ask? you have all the answer from that http that you posted
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    Just train your battery for a couple of days and you'll be fine. I did it with my Z10 and haven't had a single battery dying issue since week 1

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    I'm interested in different people's takes on how they handle the battery when they got their new phones. And their reason. The site may be inaccurate?
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    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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    Don't.
    Just.
    DON'T.

    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.
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    Why worry about it? The battery is under 25 bucks to replace.

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    Quote:
    Storing lithium-ion batteries at 40 percent discharge and in the refrigerator (not freezer) is recommended

    ...Refrigerator? Really?


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    Quote Originally Posted by koncoberry View Post
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    Storing lithium-ion batteries at 40 percent discharge and in the refrigerator (not freezer) is recommended

    ...Refrigerator? Really?

    It's science
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    Less voltage leak and higher efficiency from cold batteries, and all electronic devices for that matter.

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    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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