Thanks Meter 113
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Taylorville, IL.
You are actually doing more damage to the battery draining it all the way then if you'd just charge it when you can if you are indeed doing this every single time.
All HTC devices use a Li-ion (Lithium Ion) battery, which do not get a charge memory in the cells like rechargeable batteries of yesteryear.
Instead their life cycle is based on number of discharges and recharges and the batteries age. If you're needlessly discharging your battery and recharging it, you are dramatically shortening it's life.
You should read up...
...they may be irreversibly damaged if discharged below a certain voltage.
Like many rechargeable batteries, lithium-ion batteries should be charged early and often.
Lithium-ion batteries should not be frequently fully discharged and recharged ("deep-cycled"), but this may be necessary after about every 30th recharge to recalibrate any electronic charge monitor (e.g. a battery meter). This allows the monitoring electronics to more accurately estimate battery charge.
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