i bought a couple of desktop charging stands for my q10, one for my office and another for a colleague. after a few days using one at the office, i liked it so well i decided to plug the second one in at home. traditionally i'll have my q10 (and a predecessor bold 9900) sit on office desktop charging stand all (or most of the ) day on days when i don't leave the office (much) and then i would not have it on a charger at home overnight
query... does anyone have opinions whether it would harm the battery if i charged the q10 every night at home while asleep even though it will be mostly full charge still by the time i get home and get ready to sleep? i remember hearing conflicting versions (with older batteries) about the importance (or not) of running the battery a good ways down before charging it back to full
You are definitely doing overkill. Even though the Lithium batteries do not have a memory, they still have a finite (though large) number of charge cycles, so every time it is connected to or removed from a charger a cycle is used. I charge every night regardless, and I won't charge at any other time unless I've used it excessively (my usual point is if it is below 50% at lunch), and I try not to ever let it go below 20%.
In my opinion, taking a mobile device from charger to charger defeats the purpose of having a mobile device.
thx dc/dc, i appreciate the advice. it sounds logical to me and i think i'll mimic by just leaving my q10 on belt/holster during each day, charging overnight each night at the house, and only using the office charger as backup in strange circumstances. thx again, bt
I believe there are things you can do that make a difference at the margins. But in the end you have to do what you have to do and deal with the consequences. So, do what you do and buy a new battery if and when you need to.
I generally top off the battery whenever possible and still charge when I sleep. Sometimes I run the battery down into the red. In all these years I've had one battery start failing on me. In all other cases I have handed my BlackBerry down to my wife with the original battery, and she has used it until the next hand me down.
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To continue on this thread, I fully recharge on a daily basis at night and by midday the battery is dead. One of the techies at vodafone told me to charge when the system is off, I totally don't agree with that approach due to my usage.
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