Battery Life?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 3' started by n8sco, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. b00mb00mchuck

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    And keep in mind... your droid will never run your battery to zero... when the phone runs all the way down till it shuts off it still maintains some voltage and the battery will not be harmed.. the purpose of running it down "once in a while" is to keep the phones battery meter calibrated to the state of the battery... as the battery gets older and has less usable power... the phone will know how to break that up into percentages for you...
     
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    independent of the battery degrading, the once every two month discharge/charge recalibrates the phone's understanding of where "full charge" is. The phone loses track, as you might expect, over time and with any partial charging that we do. It is best to charge til full if you can.
     
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    When I have background data enabled, I drop to 90% within 20 minutes of taking it off the charger, and I've had it about a week now, so I've gone through a few solid battery cycles. Anyone else's do the same?
     
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    IDK, its looking to me like we're gonna see an update from moto regarding the radios and battery life. Cell standby being by far the most draining resource, next to phone idle, seems kinda weird to me.
     
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    Oh, I forgot update PRLs by dialing *22899

    So if the battery discharge/charge is done, we rule out any bad software, we turn off GSM antenna, we're sure syncing isn't running wild, we update PRLs then what's left? Bad battery, bad phone, bad reception in your area. Anything else or would it be time to take the phone back and try a replacement?
     
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    I appreciate and respect this response. Thank you.
     
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    3h1m on battery down to 70% already, standby 35%, idle 23%, display 15%(1h)... it's weird. One day I went 5-6 hours draining only 20%, today it seems to be doing 10% every 45 minutes or so. No denying the battery is great when I turn background data off, and while I can still use facebook, and other things with background data off, I do not get e-mails and other such notifications. My weather clock is set to update every 2 hours, I have auto brightness on, updated PRM, radio on CDMA, never have wifi on unless I'm signed into a network, Google location services on. Any ideas?
     
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    Are you in a low signal area?
     
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    Would being on this forums app for 50minutes straight be considered heavy or light use? Because, doing that, I'm down to 80battery now. Obviously when I'm out and about I won't be able to do that besides sending a few texts here and there so it would hopefully last longer w/ more light use, but I want to know if even it going down to that is too fast for the battery draining. I'm seeing some people saying they've had it on 90% for a couple to a few hours.

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    Thank you. Here's the popular web site for battery info: Charging Lithium-ion - Battery University

    They say a Li-ion likes a partial charge. I thought it was best to minimize charging cycles to prolong battery life--meaning charge fully. It's complicated! Another link: How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries - Battery University

    Site also says batteries probably have circuitry to prevent truly running them all the way down.
     
    #154 NoBloatware, Jul 17, 2011
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    Awesome, cheers man.

    My battery is currently at 5% and has been running for over 26 hours. I'm pretty chuffed! Will make sure I let it run all the way down, haven't done that yet.
     
    #155 dancingcrab, Jul 17, 2011
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    No, I'm at home. Full strength 24/7 and never had problems w/ any phone before.
     
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