SmartPhone Battery Charging

Discussion in 'hardware' started by TheKid7, Jun 6, 2013.

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Is leaving a SmartPhone charger connected to a SmartPhone for several hours after the charging is complete bad for the battery?

    Occasionally I forget and leave my SmartPhone connected to the charger overnight.

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. AlexC

    AlexC Registered Member

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    What's the kind of battery your smartphone uses?
     
  3. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I forget the type of battery. However, it is the same type which used in the typical newer model SmartPhones. My SmartPhones are recent Models.
     
  4. AlexC

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    If it is a Li-ion battery, it includes a circuit that monitors the charge level, and that automatically interrupts the charging process when a defined level is achieved (otherwise the Li-ion battery would explode...) So, AFAIK, there's no problem in leaving the charger connected.
     
  5. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    I highly doubt it.

    That's is what I've done with ever since owning mobile phones. I plug them into the charger at night and then unplug them when I wake up in the morning. Lately I've stopped charging my phone as often because I don't need to - it's still got 60% capacity after three days.
     
  6. TheKid7

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    To go from a 100% charge to about 25% charge, it takes about 5 to 6 days. I mainly use the SmartPhone as a phone and don't make/receive but a few calls. I do very limited web surfing with the SmartPhone.
     
  7. Noob

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    On weekdays i often charge my phone twice a day at least, i get bored fast in college. :rolleyes:
    Regarding your question, i dont know if it would affect the battery life but i never leave my phone charging overnight. :D
     
  8. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    I've always left my smartphone on charge overnight and never had any battery issues. Any modern battery has built in circuitry to stop overcharging. Ambient temperature is a lot more damaging to batteries, i'd be more worried about that.
     
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