1. jrsva2008's Avatar
    Have acquired a second Playbook as my first one is starting to fade in its battery life. Figure at some point this # 2 will become the replacement # 1. What is the best way to keep the future substitute's battery fresh and longer lasting until those times when I actually begin to use it regularly. I would like to avoid needing to keep it out on the bureau being charged...both because one less thing I have to plug in and also to lessen the stress on its battery as well. Can I let it sit idle and wind down...and then when needed down the road, pull it out and do a PB OEM Quick Charger on it? Suggestions for me in practicalities and long term getting the best from it?
    01-16-15 11:09 PM
  2. nah.uhh's Avatar
    charge to full, drain to between 40 and 75%, turn it off and put it away.
    Basically, don't store it with the battery full or dead

    Occasionally (recommended every 6 months) turn it on and if the battery is low, repeat the above steps. If not, just turn it off and put it away.

    bungaboy, jrsva2008, CdaS and 1 others like this.
    01-16-15 11:45 PM
  3. Cracklen's Avatar
    Ya must be a grad from BU

    ref. BU-702: How to Store Batteries ? Battery University

    Stumbled across it last wk., when helping out a query within a hobby forum.
    01-17-15 04:08 PM
  4. rotorwrench's Avatar
    We had a spare at work that was inactive for about 11 months until we started using it a few weeks ago. We kept the battery level between 30% and 60%, checking it about once a month. It's doing fine and BatteryGuru shows a battery health of 92%.

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    01-17-15 11:09 PM
  5. edwinsberry's Avatar
    I have 3 playbooks. My somewhat dormant one I treated very similar to the above reply's. I probably charged them highter than suggested but I checked them once a month. I do similar with an old Ipod classic U2 edition I have and seems to work for me. They are all still hangin in quite well. Getting the back up was a good idea.
    01-18-15 07:39 AM
  6. jrsva2008's Avatar
    Thanks all...good ideas for me to pursue...
    01-18-15 06:06 PM

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