Heard numerous things... But how long should I charge it the first time?
Give it 14-16 hours just to be sure
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"Sune" <sunerR_E_M...@suneworld.com> wrote in message
That's what I did with my original 7210/battery and the battery life ended
up about 2 days after settling down. When I got it replaced, I did it for
14 hours (as recommended by the guys at Nokia) and it works fine, 7 or 8
days. The first one might have been a dud, but there is nothing to lose by
giving it the full whack on the first charge.
Ok, here's the story on batteries...
It depends on the type of battery as to how best to charge it.
Assuming it's a Lithium Polymer or Lithium Ion battery (you can check this
on the back of the battery as it'll say Li-Pol or Li-Ion) then you simply
need to ensure that the first three times you use the battery make sure you
do complete charge/discharge cycles. By this I mean completely charge the
battery (i.e. plug the charger into your phone and charge it until the phone
says the battery is full) and then use the phone as normal but make sure
that the phone has ran completely out of power (to the point that it
switches off) before you charge it again. Once you've done this cycle three
times you'll have a good working battery and you don't need to repeat this
cycle again afterwards. Lithium batteries shouldn't be completely discharged
normally as this (despite what other people may tell you) damages them.
Charge them whenever your phone says the battery is low and preferably
charge until full. Lithium batteries really hate being overcharged and as
some phones will trickle charge your battery once fast charging is complete
it's a good idea if you have a Lithium battery to remove the charger once
charging has complete.
If you have Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) then it's a different story. You
should do the same complete 3 charge/discharge cycles, but afterwards, when
possible, you should preferably discharge them until your phone turns off
(i.e. ALMOST completely) and then fully recharge them, although you only
need to completely discharge them once every few uses. NiMH batteries are
fine with being trickle charged afterwards, so you can keep your charger
plugged in for a long time after the batteries are charged.
If you have Nickel Cadmium (NiCD) batteries, although this is very unlikely
on a new phone, then you really need to make sure you completely discharge
them every time you use them. Charging them when still partially charged
will cause a memory effect and the capacity will be reduced greatly. NiCD
batteries really don't care that much about being over charged though.
For completeness, Lead Acid batteries should never be allowed to run out of
power, and can be charged as much as you like. But you phone won't have one
of these types of battery. You'll find one in your car or big torch
If you have a NiCD or NiMH battery it may be worth investing in a separate
charger that has a discharge facility as this will keep the battery in good
condition. As I said before though, discharging LiIon or LiPol batteries
WILL damage them. I've had over 600 charge/discharge cycles out of a LiPol
battery charging it before it's empty, but only 175 out of one that was
discharged in a so called "battery conditioner" each time it was charged.
Hope this helps.
h yeah, something I forgot to say. People in the shops telling you to
charge them for 8 or 16 hours the first time are probably using old
information that related to NiCD batteries. Although your phone will
probably go into trickle charge mode after charging is complete (which will
probably only take an hour or two), more than a few hours of this (once the
charging has gone beyond about 98%) will reduce the life of your battery if
it's a LiPol or LiIon battery.
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Interesting post by R.B. Fisher. Dude, where did you get the info from?
"Mike Bradley" <mi...@n-o-s-p-a-m.logomanager.co.uk> wrote in message
I just checked the voltage on my battery. The battery say 3.7 Volt, but I
measured it to be 4.3 when I took it off charging. That seems pretty good,
and it last 48 hrs standby and 2 hrs talktime. At 1 bar left, it is 3.62 V
and when the battery is empty it shows 3.56 V
What I am trying to find out, is how some users that get 5-7 days out off
Do you turn it off at night?
And what is your initial, and final voltage??
I don't actually use my mobile for talking all that much at the moment,
being as I am at my desk most of the time :-) So I get about a week out of
it - still less than the old 8310.
Same here Mike, not on the mobile as much as much as I was say a month ago,
Im always in the workshop now so got a landline...
the Nokia 6100 lasted about 1 1/2 days to 3 days (that was crap tho! just
how they are, with the new style battery)
BUT the 8910 (uses same battery as 8310's etc) lasts me a good ol' 5 or 6
days with about 1hr tops talktime... thats if i can be bothered to use it
lol (or even find the time for that matter of a fact).
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That's just a rough estimate of my battery life without using the phone at
all. I leave it on at night. It lasts approximately 5 days (could be less if
there's an incoming call but I refuse to answer it). Since I don't use my
phone often, it's easy for me to do a continuous test without getting
bombarded by so many incoming calls.
> And what is your initial, and final voltage??
No clue. I have no voltage meter to measure it. It's a good idea to borrow
one :-) I'll ask around to see if anyone got it.
"Marve Fleksnes" <ma...@NOSPAMtov.cc> wrote in message
> Talk time?
Probably over an hour a week - 46 hours since Sept.
> Play time?
> And what is your initial, and final voltage??
Thats been pretty consistent with all my phones, maybe the 5110 was a day or
two less, and the 7110 a day or so less. I've had: 5110 (NiCD?), 7110 MiMH,
6210 Li-Ion, 6310i, Li-Ion.
After about 15 months, the 6210 was down to about 4 days - I always ran it
down to <1 bar if I could - this appears to be the wrong method.
I'm not just a number. To many, I'm known as a string...
Oh, I also generally charged it for 8 hours or so - overnight. This also
appears tp be the wrong method. :-P
Hopefully my 6310i will last a little longer, now I pull charger when done
and tend to charge when it goes below 3 bars.
Bear in mind that with Li-Ion batteries, the voltage is pretty much constant
right up to before they die, then the voltage drops off rapidly. Much more
so than with Ni-Cd and NiMh, anyway.
Thats why the battery indicator stays at max for 80-90% of the time before