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sottyc sottyc is offline
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Default What to do first... - 07-03-2010, 05:19 PM

Just got my Dell Streak PAYG from a o2 store do I need to charge the battery over night? Or is that just bullshit like people saying make sure you let the battery die before you charge everytime lol.

Basic question...Overnight charge? Or Couple of hours charge? Or Just untill it says fully charged.
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Default 07-03-2010, 07:07 PM

The User's Manual just says charge it until it is fully charged when first using it, it'll take four hours. There isn't any reason to do any different. It uses a standard Li-ion battery which doesn't need to be treated differently from any other similar battery. You don't need it to discharge before recharging it.
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Default 07-03-2010, 07:54 PM

Welcome to the forum

I jumped straight into mine, have great battery life.

Please do not send me support requests via PM.
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Default 07-04-2010, 05:19 AM

The 'full discharge' -> 'full charge' approach is a legacy of other battery types.

Doesn't apply to li-ion cells as Leon points out, but it was true some time ago in the past before these batteries become the status quo they are today (I've had nickel-cadmium powered phones before where it was required to perform these methods).

memory effect (battery)

Although I've had manufacturer's guides telling me otherwise, this seems to point to the whole thing being little more than an urban myth and certainly not current for consumer devices today.
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Default 07-04-2010, 07:12 AM

Their good to go out of the box it seems, just give it a few charges to get the best out of it, mine took a good week to get full battery life.

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