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Jiff

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Hello,

I just got a new cell phone and was wondering what to do about the initial charge to get optimal battery life and performance. I have heard that when you get a new phone that you should charge it while it is off for 24 hours. I have also heard that you should run the battery completely out and then charge it fully while it is off. This is because it comes from the factory with about half a charge. What is the correct answer? :whistling: By the way, the battery in my phone is listed as "800 mAh Li-Polymer". I'm not sure if this information is needed.

Another, sort of related question is, is there any problem or potential problem charging the phone while it is on?

Thanks!
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Jiff

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Maybe I should have posted my question in the Tech Discussion forum. :whistling:
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I have heard both of those suggestions. Also, to avoid the car charger. But I don't know fact from fiction. Perhaps the best resource is the manufacturer. Good luck. And when you find out, let us know. :whistling:
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I believe the Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) batteries needed to be drained fully, because they actually would hold a memory of their charge time - if you didn't let them drain fully periodically, they would not fully charge. I don't believe that's true with the newer lithium batteries.
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I am no expert, but I had heard that you should always let your batter drain completely or as close to it as possible before recharging, and have lived by that rule since I got my cell phone. With about two calls a day, my battery will last aprox 1 week; however, my brother's phone (exact same as mine) will last only two days because he never let it drain.

I can't tell you if its 100% true or not, but I would think it couldn't hurt to always let it drain :whistling:

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