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By mystycs, Senior Member on 25th July 2010, 08:55 AM
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What happens if I leave my battery charging over night and I don't unplug the charger once my phone pops up the message telling me to do so. Will my battery overcharge and fail? Or its out safe to leave it plugged on once charging is done?

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25th July 2010, 09:03 AM |#2  
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What happens if I leave my battery charging over night and I don't unplug the charger once my phone pops up the message telling me to do so. Will my battery overcharge and fail? Or its out safe to leave it plugged on once charging is done?

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Your phone will be fine, there are fail safes in place to prevent over charge (and fire/explosion). Its just a "convenient" notification to let you know the phone is done charging.

On a separate but related issue, I don't suggest leaving it charge more than 10 hours at a time, since the battery keeps topping off the charge, and in my experience this degrades batteries a bit faster.



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Your battery will be fine. Just don't do it every night and you will be good.
25th July 2010, 01:49 PM |#4  
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Your phone will be fine, there are fail safes in place to prevent over charge (and fire/explosion). Its just a "convenient" notification to let you know the phone is done charging.

On a separate but related issue, I don't suggest leaving it charge more than 10 hours at a time, since the battery keeps topping off the charge, and in my experience this degrades batteries a bit faster.

this.

Constant topping up will shorten the battery life. Not something to be annal about but don't do it too often. It also does not mean you have to fully drain your battery before charging, nor that you have to set an alarm so you take it off charge as soon as it read full.
27th October 2010, 10:22 PM |#5  
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Wait, so I should not charge my phone en route from work to home? About a 30 minute drive... not enough to fully charge the phone, just enough so it doesn't die before I go to bed.

I thought batteries did not have "memory" and that you could charge them however.... is there a good source to read?
28th October 2010, 02:03 AM |#6  
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Constant topping up will shorten battery life?
Care to back up that statement with some sources?

Heat kills Lithium based batteries.
A quick rate of charge or discharge creates heat.

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/a...ased_batteries

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The battery prefers a partial rather than a full discharge. Frequent full discharges should be avoided when possible.

should be balanced with this (from the article as well)
batteries with fuel gauges exhibit what engineers refer to as "digital memory". Here is the reason: Short discharges with subsequent recharges do not provide the periodic calibration needed to synchronize the fuel gauge with the battery's state-of-charge. A deliberate full discharge and recharge every 30 charges corrects this problem.


My recommendation is to keep the battery as full as possible at all times and do a full calibration cycle once a month. Done.

If you want the battery to last longer stretch the calibration to once every two months... However the phone will be obsolete before noticeable shortening of the battery life from doing 30 day calibrations. PLUS THE BATTERY IS REPLACEABLE ANYWAY. So, honestly, who cares?
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28th October 2010, 02:14 AM |#7  
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What happens if I leave my battery charging over night and I don't unplug the charger once my phone pops up the message telling me to do so. Will my battery overcharge and fail? Or its out safe to leave it plugged on once charging is done?

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If your battery overcharges and fails, your battery is a danger to you and everyone around you anyway; no matter what charging methods you use. A properly working lithium ion battery cannot be overcharged.

I suggest reading up on how float charging works.
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28th October 2010, 02:54 AM |#8  
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I plugged the phone and go to bed everynight
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I plugged the phone and go to bed everynight

This is normally what I do, so it charges 5-7 hours a day, I don't normally kill it during the day, but it does get pretty low
29th October 2010, 01:09 AM |#10  
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This is normally what I do, so it charges 5-7 hours a day, I don't normally kill it during the day, but it does get pretty low

So u mean plugged in overnight may kill the battery faster?
29th October 2010, 01:19 AM |#11  
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So u mean plugged in overnight may kill the battery faster?

of course. if you always do it.


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