Realistic Charging/Use Question
So, realistically I stream music at work all day through the phone or listen to i-pod music. I plug into some small speakers that are loud enough for work settings. With this in mind, my battery will wear through the day. I have done some complete drains to 0 and recharges. However, am I better off leaving it plugged in while I do this? Let it run off of battery and recharge daily at say 30% or whatever is left?
What is best scenario for battery life?
- 02-17-2011, 11:23 AM #2
- 02-17-2011, 12:11 PM #3
I keep my 3GS plugged in all day at work, and in the car (my stereo has a USB iPod port) and have no ill effects.
It's been a LONG time since cell phone batteries needed to be charged and completely discharged to retain optimum performance. Most, if not all, modern phones/smartphones have built in circuitry to prevent overcharging and damage to the batteries. It's a common misconception of a lot of smartphone users, though.
Umm, I am a little confused on the "charge cycle".
Example #1: I charge to 100% and deplete over a day or 2 to 0%. I recharge to 100%. That is one charge cycle.
Example #2: I listen and use, it depletes to say 25%. I recharge to 100%. Next day it goes down to 80%, I recharge to 100%. Next day I run it to 40%, recharge to 100%. Fourth day I let it run all day and it depletes to 0%, I recharge to 100%. In my mind, that is only 1 charge cycle as I only let it go to 0% once. Am I right?
Do cycles really matter? Or am I stressing too much over it? So long as you go to 0% once a month, you should be fine?
What about if I get down to 40%, recharge to 60%, later in the day goes down to 50%, I recharge to 100%. Am I hurting anything by only doing a partial charge or charging too many times?
- 02-17-2011, 12:33 PM #5
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