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Initial chargin of batteries... how long?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones Forum' started by Mossyman, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. Mossyman

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    Any current thoughts on this? :lease:
    Do you still need an interrupted 12 hour plus charge?
    many thanks!

    Mossyman :thumbsup:
     
  2. kourosh

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    you still need at least 12 hours,i would just leave it charged when ever possible for a couple of days :thumbsup:
     
  3. woody67

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    An 8 to 12 hour charge was the norm for nicads, but I am not so sure it applies to Li-ion cells.

    A number of phone instructions make no reference to a time, other than it should be 'fully charged' before first use.

    If you also consider that current chargers will fully charge the battery in typically less than 1 hour, there does not appear to be any reason to let it continue after this time.

    I just fully charge, and I have never had any problems with early battery failure.
     
  4. EnigmaCode

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    yes there is. its called trickle-charging.
     
  5. woody67

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    Obviously.

    But in the context of 'first charge before use' what is the purpose purpose of letting it trickle charge for an extra 8/10/16 hours etc after it is fully charged?
     

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