02-18-2009, 03:30 PM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Orlando, Florida
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One thing I have experience with is cellular phone / radio batteries. I have several pieces of equipment that use rechargeable batteries. Primarily cellular phones and handheld work radios. I will tell you this from my years of experience.
Use your Storm and place it on the charger every night before you go to bed. There are different schools of thought on charging batteries and I have heard them all. The memory argument was sound with the older technology batteries but I find it is no longer relevant with the newer batteries.
I use my Storm extensively throughout the day and its on the charger EVERY night. I have yet to have the battery go low or die on me. I have done this running .65, .75., .99 and now .103. Still running strong on the same battery and no change in performance.
When a cellular phone battery begins showing me signs of holding less of a charge, I hit eBay and pick up a new one for rather cheap.
Using this practice has given me 12-18 months of rock solid performance out of cellular phone batteries. That period increases incrementally as the technology gets better.
Also - unless its an emergency, NEVER use a car charger or quick charger on your Storm. It is my experience that these chargers kill a cellular phone battery. If you are using your Storm to such an extent that its draining during the day, purchase an extra battery charger and an extra battery. But still, that would be some hellatious usage running multiple battery hog applications.
Just my 2 cents on this matter.
Last edited by XelhaBB : 02-18-2009 at 03:34 PM.