1. kmully's Avatar
    Literally just had my Storm delivered to me. Opened the box, everything seems to be there, but haven't powered it up.

    I've read different accounts of what to do with the battery. A guy in my office has a Storm and said to plug in the battery and turn on the device until the battery completely drains of any included charge, then plug it in and charge it to 100% before using.

    The owner's manual says to plug in the battery and start to charge immediately.

    Which is best?

    Planning to do some of these tips next:
    1. http://forums.crackberry.com/f135/gu...better-144849/
    2. http://forums.crackberry.com/f135/dr...-steps-116539/

    Thanks for helping out a rookie. My first BB.
    02-18-09 02:02 PM
  2. DankJemo's Avatar
    I am not so sure about that, I really don't know what draining the battery and recharging it is supposed to accomplish. I am also pretty sure it is a Li Ion battery. This means that draining it until there is nothing left in the battery, then charging it only serves to reduce the life of the battery, at least that is show i understand it.

    I know with older betteries draining every small bit of juice out it of it would help it recondition the batteries, but Lithium Ion batteries don't work like that from what I have read recently. I put my battery in the phone, and charged it until it was full then played around with the device, or played around with it while it was on the charger.

    My battery works fine I don't have diminished battery life really, that I have noticed anyway. There are many times where it is on, and doesn't touch a charger for well over 20 hours... It is close to being dead, and many times I can't even make a call because it shuts off the radio once the battery gets too low, but is still on.

    At this point it is kind of what you prefer I think. Besides, who can resist turning on the phone and playing with it the entire time it is charging? I know I couldn't...
    02-18-09 02:38 PM
  3. fcortese's Avatar
    I've read in previous posts, plug in and charge battery then let it drain completely, then fully recharge again. Not sure if this really needs to be done, but some have suggested that this may make battery drain less quickly. I have not way of knowing if that is even true and valid. Welcome!
    02-18-09 03:10 PM
  4. Mordendrak's Avatar
    Lithium Ion batteries do not have to be fully discharged before they are fully recharged. The battery cells do not hold a "memory" which is what old NiMH batteries were known for.
    02-18-09 07:13 PM
  5. Mountain's Avatar
    Lithium Ion batteries do not have to be fully discharged before they are fully recharged. The battery cells do not hold a "memory" which is what old NiMH batteries were known for.
    This is exactly CORRECT. Only the old type Ni Cad batteries held a memory. Follow the above advise and you will not go wrong.
    02-18-09 07:29 PM
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