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Looking to maximize my battery. How low should I let the battery go before recharging? Should I ever let the battery drain? If so, how frequently? I tried researching online but keep getting different answers. Thanks.
 
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Avoid draining it completely. Flat cycles(partial charging) are healthy. Best stop charging before the battery reaches 100%.
I'm too lazy for that. But I use every opportunity to recharge my gadgets and cannot remember a case, where i had a significant decrease in battery capacity within the first three or four years.
 
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Also dont let it drop below 30% as this isnt good for the life of the battery.

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There are a lot of different opinions on how low to let your battery get. I've used lithium ion batteries for a lot of tools, devices and such and believe not letting it go dead is key. I think it can go below 30 easily and still be fine. I usually throw it on the charger when it gets to about 15. And also now a days lithium ion batteries can stay on the charged pay the point if when it says fully charged. I heard it will not affect them in any way. I have a lot of tools I leave on over night and phones, tablets that when doing so they have lasted years with it damage to the battery.

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Heat is also very hard on your battery.
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