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By vja4Him, Senior Member on 6th April 2014, 08:44 PM
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I know there is already information on this topic ..... I have read conflicting advice on how to charge cell phone batteries, but I want to make sure and get the maximum use and life from the ZeroLemon 10000 Extended Battery for my Note 3 .....

The directions from the company simply state to give six full charges, but there is no explanation exactly what that means. I have sent the company a question regarding this issue, but still have not yet received an answer .....

I just finished the third full charge. When I received the battery, I charged it for 12 hours before unplugging from the charger. Then allowed my Note 3 to go completely dead (to Zero %). Then charged again for 12 hours. Did this three times so far.

I'm only getting around 37 hours of medium to heavy use, or about 1 1/2 days, and around 18-20 hours of Screen On Time, which seems somewhat impressive!

After I go through six charging cycles, should I always charge for 12 hours, or is this no longer necessary?

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6th April 2014, 08:57 PM |#2  
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Based on what I read in charging lithium ion batteries ( which I also practice ), you don't wait until battery discharges to 0 before charging it since it shortens the life span of the battery by damaging the negative electrode. The recommendation is to charge it once it reaches 10% and don't have to fully charge battery to 100%, just around 90 - 95%. Since lithium ion batteries don't have memory effect, partial charges and discharges don't have negative effect on the overall battery life.

Didn't made this up, just quoting from memory.
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6th April 2014, 10:47 PM |#3  
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Never let my stock note 3 battery go below 5 percent. I am getting great battery life. The same with my old i9100.

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