1. kamek89's Avatar
    Is it OK to charge the storm overnight every night even if it still has half or more battery life? I read somewhere that every charge cycle wears down the battery more and that you should only charge the battery when it doesn't have much power left
    11-22-08 11:52 PM
  2. buxleyp's Avatar
    Yes it's ok to charge.

    Yes li-ion batteries have a charge life, and every charge brings it one step closer to it's end of usefulness.

    Unless you're charging/re-charging every 15 minutes, I wouldn't worry about it. Plus the Storm's battery is replaceable, so you can always buy another.
    11-22-08 11:57 PM
  3. paul386's Avatar
    Lithium Ion batteries have optimal battery life under these conditions:

    1. Colder is better
    2. 30-60% capacity

    Phones that are always at 100% capacity will wear out faster. But realize this, RIM has sophisticated charging circuitry in these batteries. It is likely that the battery actually hold more energy that what a "100%" charge gives them to increase their battery life.
    11-23-08 12:00 AM