Battery

Discussion in 'Thunderbolt Tech Support' started by mayerjackson, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. mayerjackson

    mayerjackson Member

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    I saw a thread where this was mentioned a bit but not exactly 100% addressed. What is the best way to save battery on your X? Especially the first time you use it. Should I open the box, turn it on, let it die, then charge it full? I don't know too much about batteries so any help would be appreciated
     
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    Plug it in let it fully charge even if you are using it leave it plugged in until its fully charged. Than unplug it let it completely die than do another full recharge.
     
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    This is a great question. Droid X has a 1540 mAHLi-Ion battery. Which is a Lithium-ion battery. One of the key advantages, and why they are in most devices today, is because they dont have the "memory effect". Here's the tricky part. These battery's aren't meant to be fully charged all the time. So it is better to give your phone several power boosts of charge throughout the day.

    heres a quote from wiki on fully charging Lithium-ion batteries.

    "A unit that is full most of the time at 25 °C (77 °F) irreversibly loses approximately 20% capacity per year. Poor ventilation may increase temperatures, further shortening battery life. Loss rates vary by temperature: 6% loss at 0 °C (32 °F), 20% at 25 °C (77 °F), and 35% at 40 °C (104 °F). When stored at 40%–60% charge level, the capacity loss is reduced to 2%, 4%, and 15%, respectively"

    heres the link:
    Lithium-ion battery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    I know about them not caring when you charge them or for how long but I do know once every month your suppose to do a full charge "laptop". Me i put my batteries threw the paces and when I am in the car playing pandora it is plugged in charging "phone".

    You are still suppose to do a full charge when you get the battery and a full depletion.
     
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    iselector New Member

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    Full charges are going to be inevitable. Just not something that should be a priority. Also, the no memory effect means that the battery is already set to accept the full capacity, and its only down hill from here. So its up to the user how long the battery life is with how they manage the charging.

    From HowStuffWorks.com


    • They hold their charge. A lithium-ion battery pack loses only about 5 percent of its charge per month, compared to a 20 percent loss per month for NiMH batteries.
    • They have no memory effect, which means that you do not have to completely discharge them before recharging, as with some other battery chemistries.
    • Lithium-ion batteries can handle hundreds of charge/discharge cycles.
    http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/lithium-ion-battery.htm




    Do you listen thru your stereo in the car? I was looking for a FM transmitter for the droids.
     
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    iselector, I just personally want to thank you for at least attempting to educate the masses about Li-Ion technology. I really have nothing to say on this matter however on the stereo part I can definitely recommend something to you:

    BUY A BLUETOOTH HEAD UNIT!

    It's seriously worth it. Quality is magnitudes higher, and Android is pretty good with controls except for select Nissan stock systems. Its also really slick for phone calls. Either way, good shot on the battery info, and good luck on the stereo setup. I personally will never use a FM transmitter again after having Bluetooth in-car. Blows its doors off.
     
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    kmcgee62 New Member

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    Does anyone know when the LTE toggle update is going to be released

    Sent from my ADR6400L using DroidForums App
     
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    Download "phone info" app to toggle manually...see Droid-Life's article on it from a day or two ago.

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    shinokodomo13 New Member

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    What does an explanation point mean on a grey battery. It just started happening.

    Sent from my Droid inc. 2
     
  10. ChrisBlaszak

    ChrisBlaszak New Member

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    It's "exclamation" point, and it means the battery isn't communicating with the phone. At least that's what I've read.
     
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    Try taking out the battery and blowing on the terminals on both the phone and the battery. That should fix the problem

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    I just got a Razr Maxx from Amazon Wireless yesterday. How am I able to tell that the extended battery is working? When I go into status, I'm only seeing 1 battery. I also have been using it pretty heavily since 7 AM and it's down to 80%. Is that good or do I just need to break in the battery by draining and charging?