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New mobile battery charge query ??

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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
Whats the best thing to do when you get a brand new mobile,

charge if when you open the box .....or just use the battery when you open the box and then charge it fully when its went dead .

thanks
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#1
I always thought you had to charge for 16 hours before using? http://www.mobileshop.org/usertech/batterycare.htm
#2
bostonsaint
I always thought you had to charge for 16 hours before using? http://www.mobileshop.org/usertech/batterycare.htm



Yeah I think they usually advise a good long charge before first use. Also it is always best to let the battery go dead before recharging, it 'trains' the battery to hold its charge longer. A spare battery is handy, that way you can always have a live phone.
#3
When I worked for a mobile company we always advised a minimum of 16 hours upto 24 hours for the first charge. It enables the battery to reach its full potential. (apparently!)
#4
cool thanks guys, i just want to play with it lol

can you play with it but let it charge at the same time do you think ? lol
you know how it is, new phone, new gadget etc etc just want to get into it and play
#5
I thought the battery memory was only on older ni-cd batteries. afaik li-on have no memory, I should think charging and using at same trime would be ok, my first mobile would not charge whilst switched on!
#6
In mosts cases 7-8 hours charge is recommended, check the phones manual as this varies between manufacturers depending on the type of battery in the phone.

The initial charge is not that important anymore I have tried various options when getting a new phone and battery life always stays the same. What destroys battery life is the continued charging of a battery which is not empty, i.e. charing when you get half a battery.
#7
It shouldn't really be an issue with Li-Ion or Li-Ion gel-polymer batteries, they have negligible memory effect. It IS a good idea to let it fully discharge and fully charge in the first couple of charging cycles however to ensure it is correctly calibrated.

bostonsaint;1807354
I always thought you had to charge for 16 hours before using? http://www.mobileshop.org/usertech/batterycare.htm


Remember the charger switches on to trickle charge after typically 2 hours charging (ie gives out roughly a tenth of the normal charging current once the batteries charge has reached over 90%). Leaving a battery charging for an excessive amount of time is bad for it as it causes the temperature of the battery to increase, reducing its lifespan...
#8
So with the li-ion battery (which is what the Viewty uses) i dont really need to charge it for 14 hours etc etc, i could use it whilst its charging - which wont affect the performance of the battery or anything??
#9
saxo_appeal;1808116
So with the li-ion battery (which is what the Viewty uses) i dont really need to charge it for 14 hours etc etc, i could use it whilst its charging - which wont affect the performance of the battery or anything??

YES!!!
#10
OK THANKS !!!! lol

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