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Question about battery calibration

22nd April 2012, 01:23 PM |#1  
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So how do batteries get "out of calibration" (if they do)? It would seem to be an issue of the phone not recognizing when a battery is fully charged, so it would not charge completely when...well...charging... Would using the ever-popular "reboot" feature lead to that?

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So how do batteries get "out of calibration" (if they do)? It would seem to be an issue of the phone not recognizing when a battery is fully charged, so it would not charge completely when...well...charging... Would using the ever-popular "reboot" feature lead to that?

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Lithium Ion batteries need no calibration. That was a big thing when Nickel Batteries were being used.

Some people sware by it and say it works. But I believe its a placebo effect. If your having battery issues its probably just a bad battery, that tends to happen from time to time.

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Lithium Ion batteries need no calibration. That was a big thing when Nickel Batteries were being used.

Some people sware by it and say it works. But I believe its a placebo effect. If your having battery issues its probably just a bad battery, that tends to happen from time to time.

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I fully appreciate that battery calibration wouldn't be affecting the batteries per se...was wondering if it was really more of calibrating how the phone itself measures or tracks the charge state. I certainly appreciate your position though..since I've often thought that too. In the end....I really don't know.

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I wish I could find a link to the article I read, but Lion batteries have circuitry in them that prevents them from over charging, the battery reports what it has.

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It seems like there are a lot of smart people with opinions on this...
May be time for me to just buy a new battery...they don't look too expensive online...
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It seems like there are a lot of smart people with opinions on this...
May be time for me to just buy a new battery...they don't look too expensive online...
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Get the gs2 1850 mah batteries they fit right in stock cover and charge normally as well. I've had this phone since first release and let me tell you I have 2 batteries since release and 2 newer ones and I get way shorter life on the older batteries.
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http://www.androidcentral.com/wiping...oogle-engineer

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http://www.androidcentral.com/wiping...oogle-engineer

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So I have never cleared my battery stats as they were talking about in that article (and the million comments with it)... I have done the fully charge and then discharge cycles....which I always had thought was a waste of time with lithium ion batteries... There was a lot of...interesting dissenting comments in that article...

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