Charging to drain or not to drain

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    I have been using my DX for a couple of weeks and have observed the battery will stay charged for a long time if I don't do much. Talking on the phone, standby, texting are reasonable but if I'm on the web of using navigation it goes down pretty fast. Not much I can do about this from what I have read but I have a couple of questions.

    Is there a stronger battery available for the DX yet? If so is it thicker needing a different battery cover? Who sells it? How much better is it?

    Also on phones in the past I had always had really good battery charge life and had always used the practice of letting the phone die every once and a while and giving it a complete powered off charge. I know you aren't supposed to need to do this with current batteries but it seemed to work for me. The X wants to be charged when it gets to 30% and I seem to have read somewhere that you weren't supposed to let it get really low. So what is the real story?

    Thanks
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    Have you worked around the droid x no sleep bug:
    phone settings > location & security > use wireless networks > UNCHECK

    (Or maybe you'll have to turn off GPS when done using, turn off WIFI when done using, reboot after charging)

    Also, it's a good idea to dial *228 to update PRLs once in a while.

    Yes, you can get an extended battery for the Droid X and I think they come with a new cover. You can get it through Verizon. I don't know how much better it is.

    You usually don't want to drain the battery all the way, but when you get a new battery/phone you have to calibrate it. Drain it all the way and then charge it all the way. You actually want to do this about once/month.
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    Li-on batteries do not have a memory, such as NiMH and NiCD batteries do. They do not require draining to 'condition' or 're-condition' them.

    Top them off whenever you want.
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