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Old 09-10-2008, 07:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I've just recieved my curve in the post, and have plugged it in for charge. I was going to leave it for 24hours, as I have done that with all phones, as I thought it messed up the battery otherwise, but I have heard differently about BB. I just wondered if 24hrs is too long, or what is the optimum time?

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Old 09-10-2008, 07:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There is nothing wrong with leaving it for 24 hrs, though a couple of hours will fully charge the battery.
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24 hours is way too long, if you want leave it another 50 minutes once the green light is study.
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24 full hours would be a little long...
as stated above a couple hours would be fine to fully charge the battery.
the longest i leave mine on the charger is overnight when im sleeping which is mostly 7 or 8 hours
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sorry, i forgot to say it was for the initial charge of the battery. is 4hrs still ok?
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You won't hurt the battery. Blackberries, like more and more modern phones, have a built in circuitry in the batteries I think that prevent over-charging.
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Doesn't matter how long you leave it plugged in. You can leave it charging for days. You'll notice that once the device is fully charged, the charging indicator next to the battery status icon disappears. If it's still plugged in, it will just receive a trickle charge to keep it topped off. Won't hurt the battery. Cordless phones sit on the base for days at a time sometimes, my thinkpad sits on the dock for days.
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Not good for older phones as they were NiCad or NiMH batteries but the modern Li-Ion batteries don't have a memory and have a trickle charge mode that keeps them from frying. I wouldn't leave it on for several days as that can affect the battery level meter. RIM recommends keeping it topped up but once in a while letting it run down to keep the meter correct. Here's a good guide for battery life.
Maximum Battery Life - BlackBerryFAQ
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You could leave it on there for all eternity if you wanted to and it would not hurt it.
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