When do you recharge your cell phone?

Discussion in 'polls' started by beethoven, Jun 25, 2017.

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Looking at your battery indicator, when do you plug in your phone to recharge?

  1. below 70% capacity

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  2. below 50% capacity

    10 vote(s)
    18.2%
  3. below 30% cppacity

    28 vote(s)
    50.9%
  4. at night irrespective of the indicator

    18 vote(s)
    32.7%
  5. whenever I am near a charging point

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
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  1. beethoven

    beethoven Registered Member

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    Just wondering if there is any common practice regarding recharging cell phones?
     
  2. roger_m

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    I put my phone on charge at night when I go to bed, and also charge it during the day if the battery gets low.
     
  3. Minimalist

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    Usually when it's below 30%.
     
  4. Sampei Nihira

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    I think you're bored. :)
     
  6. clubhouse1

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    Waking hours only, I don't put my trust in any type of charger including laptops overnight..Too many instances of them causing fires.

    Usually once their below 50%
     
  7. beethoven

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    partially right but I also got a new phone and it's nice to see that the battery can actually cope with more than a day :)
     
  8. TairikuOkami

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    I charge it when it starts complaining about a low battery, since the battery lasts for about 2 weeks, when it was new it lasted for 6 weeks, but that was years ago. :)
     
  9. gorblimey

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    The poll should have "below 5%" = empty, so I had to say below 30%.

    But I don't have a "smart" phone, so the removeable lithium battery can be taken 'way down and the phone starts complaining. They tell me it doesn't matter, there's no "memory" effect, but old habits die hard.
     
  10. blacknight

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    below 30% capacity. I would like to know the capacity of the cell battery of the troops in war zone :D
     
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    Below 30% Capacity. :cool:
     
  13. hawki

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    "Charging your phone EVERY night could be damaging the battery, and this is why

    ...Most phones are designed to accept electrical currents as fast as possible, which helps to reduce the amount of time needed to charge.

    However, as the current flows rapidly from one side of the battery to the other it corrodes the battery.

    This is fine if you plan on keeping your phone for a couple of years, but it eventually will shorten your battery’s lifespan..."

    http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/820741/Phone-charger-Apple-Samsung-battery
     
  14. daman1

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    Every other day in the morning as I get ready for work.
     
  15. Solarlynx

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    The best way to keep your li-ion battery life long is to keep its charge about 50%. So when its possible I keep it about 50% with frequent recharges throughout the day. When I'm fed up with this battery workout then I keep it between about 30%-70%. Every 3-6 months I recalibrate the battery as its percentage counter loses accuracy.
     
  16. Alexhousek

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    How do you do that? I've never heard of doing that?!
     
  17. Solarlynx

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    There exist lots of variants, including usage of special apps. You definitely should recalibrate when you change the battery. I chose this variant:
    1. Once your phone dies plug it into your charger, (DO NOT TURN IT ON)
    2. Let it get charged fully (about 3 hours) until you see the light turn green, unplug the phone
    3. Turn on the phone on but do not use it, let it sit for about 20 to 30 min
    4. Then plug it in again but let it continue to sleep (about 30 min)
    5. once the light is green, unplug and your finished.

    Such a procedure is not for frequent usage as full charge-discharge is very harmful for the li-ion battery.
     
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  18. Trooper

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    Same here.
     
  19. Umbra

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    Charge your phone at less than 30-20% , and do not let it reach 100%, stop before (around 90% is good enough). 100% will send a signal to the battery saying a cycle was completed; but by stopping before, you gains more cycles. Cycles are the most important points to consider , cycles are like the "hit points" of your video games character. less cycles, less battery life.

    Fast charging generally stop at 80%.
     
  20. XhenEd

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    I generally recharge my phone when it reaches about 40-60%. And then, I let it charge until it reaches 80%. :)

    For the almost 2 years that I used my phone, it only reached the 15% warning thrice, and not one of these was because of me :D .
    It reached 100%, but less than 10 times so far. :)
     
  21. XhenEd

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    About cycles, not really. :)

    A cycle happens when the total points reaches 100%, but not when it reaches full charging. So, for example, you get 100% through these: you charged your phone that has 40% and you unplugged it at 80% (you now have a total of 40% partial cycle); you used the phone so it reached 40% again and you charged it again until it reached 80% (you now have a total of 80% partial cycle); you used the phone again so it reached 60% and you charged it again until it reached 80% (you now have a total of 100% complete cycle, which now means the phone has consumed 1 cycle).
     
  22. Robin A.

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    Yes. Otherwise, if you always charge to 99%, the battery would last forever.
     
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  23. J_L

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    "at night irrespective of the indicator". Though I will charge it if below 10% and I still need it.
     
  24. Krusty

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    I used to let my phone discharge until it told me it had low battery but I now believe Li-Ion batteries don't like to be drained except for once in a while. Now I charge my dumb phone every couple of days.

    None of the options match so no vote.
     
  25. Solarlynx

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    The thing is that for li-ion battery for example 5 cycles between 40% to 60% is less wearing down then 1 full cycle from 0% to 100%.
     
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