Sunday, July 23, 2017

You Have Been Charging Your Smartphone The Wrong Way

Yes, we understand. Our mobile phone batteries are bad because they hardly last a day. However, it's partly our fault due to the fact that we have actually been charging them wrong this entire time.

We have a deep-rooted idea that charging our mobile phones in small bursts will trigger long-lasting damage to their batteries which it's much better to charge them when they're close to dead.

A site from battery firm Cadex called Battery University gave information how the lithium-ion batteries in our mobile phones are sensitive to their own variations of "stress." And, like for human beings, extended stress could be damaging your mobile phone battery's long-lasting life-span.

If you wish to keep your mobile phone battery in good condition and go about your day without stressing over battery life, you have to alter a couple of things.

Don't keep it plugged in when it's completely charged

According to Battery University, leaving your phone plugged in when it's completely charged, like you may overnight, is bad for the battery in the long run.

As soon as your mobile phone has reached 100% charge, it gets "trickle charges" to keep it at 100% while plugged in. It keeps the battery in a high-stress, which wears down the chemistry within.

Battery University goes into a lot of scientific information describing why, however, it also sums it perfectly: "When completely charged, get rid of the battery" from its charger.It's like relaxing the muscles after exhausting workout. You too would be quite tired if you exercised continuously for hours and hours.

In fact, don't charge it to 100%.

At least when you do not need to.

According to Battery University, "Li-ion does not need to be completely charged, nor is it preferable to do so. In fact, it is much better not to completely charge, due to the fact that a high voltage disturbs the battery".

That may appear counterproductive if you're aiming to keep your smart device charged throughout the day, however, simply plug it in whenever you can during the day, and you'll be ok.

Plug in your phone whenever you can

It happens that the batteries in our mobile phones are much better if you charge them periodically throughout the day instead of plugging them in for a huge charging session when they're empty.

Charging your device when it loses 10 percent of its charge would be the best-case scenario, according to Battery University. Clearly, that's not useful for most people, so simply plug in your mobile phone whenever you can. It's fine to plug and disconnect it several times a day.

Not only does this keep your mobile phone's battery working efficiently for longer, but it likewise keeps it topped up throughout the day.

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