Initial Phone Charge?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by viper357, 16 Oct 2012.

  1. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Heya

    How absolutely vital is it that a new phone goes through it's initial 8 hour charge? This thing is sitting here next to me charging and I could swear if I don't pick it up and play with it in the next 5 minutes I'm going to explode. :p
     
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    play with it while its charging! :) thats what i did......
     
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    I think when cellphones initially came out the requirement was to do this. Personally, once i see its fully charged , i start to use it. What i normally do is every so often let the battery run completely flat then recharge to full
     
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    the new batteries dont require this...
    its the monthly de-charging completely or 5% thats vital, all depends if its Li, Cd etc
     
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    What phone did you get?
     
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    initial cell phone charge is like waiting for your tank to cycle. The longer you wait, the better. :)
     
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    Agreed riaan
     
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    As the other guys have said new batteries dont require this anymore. I work for a Cellular company and have done plenty tests on phones with Li-Ion batteries. Here is an excerpt from Blackberry after the new batteries came out .. It is applicable to pretty much any Li-Ion battery :)

    "When you get a new Blackberry, charge it fully to 100%. There is no 120% or 130%, so once it hits 100%, it is fully charged. This normally takes about 2-4 hours for a new device. There is nothing wrong with “over-charging” the battery, however there is no real need to do so. Sometimes, new Li-ion batteries will come fully charged out of the box.
    There is no “break-in” or “conditioning” required for the Li-ion batteries. They do not need the old “fully discharge – fully charge” routine for the initial three charges as was recommended on older battery technologies.

    Tips for routine charging and ongoing use:

    There is no memory on a Li-ion battery, and thus it is recommended that you “top-off” the charge regularly during the day. Ten minutes now and then on your wall outlet, automobile or USB cable is recommended. The charger displayed above (the Doubletalk Charger) is personally my favorite all-around charger, allowing for only one charger for all of my needs - for auto or a wall outlet.
    Roughly every 30 charges, deliberately discharge your battery to 10-15%, and fully charge to 100% afterwards. This will help maintain the accuracy of the “fuel gauge” on the device (your battery meter or scale). It has nothing to do with the battery memory (as mentioned, Li-ion batteries do not have memory) but helps maintain the accuracy of the device’s percentage of battery charge left.
    Don’t drain your battery every day to 10-20% of its charge. You can actually expect battery problems by draining the battery. Again, to repeat, top-off your charge during the day whenever convenient - even ten minutes in the car or at your desk will give you an extra 20-25% charge."
     
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    No Dean. Not with the new batteries (Lithium-Ion).

    And ditto to what Ishtak says! ;)
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Thanks guys, and thanks Ishtak for that info.

    I thought it did an initial rapid charge to 100% and then switched over to trickle charge, so does that not apply to these new batteries?
     
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    What phone did you get pommie?
     
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    Yes spill the beans
     
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    Samsung Galaxy s3?
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Nice phone but it's just too big to operate in one hand, I got the HTC One S.
     
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    Very nice. Maybe one day the iphone 8 can match it...
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Oh god, please don't let Quintin read that post. :p
     
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    Oh god no... He'll probably try and tell me about all the new features of iOS maps like the rollercoaster roads and berlin being in the middle of Antarctica :p
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Dont slam iOS so much i heard there are many refinements that have been made. just because the maps will get you totally lost, doesn't mean the alarm clock cant wake you up on time :p
     
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    Is that alarm clock on the clock they copied from Swiss Rail?
     
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