Total battery drain?

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  1. TJM

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    I have read in several threads about allowing your Droid to completely run out of battery - a couple of times. I have not done this yet and have had my Droid since Christmas. Should I still do it, and why? Appreciate your help!
     
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    I've had my Droid since November and I accidentally did it once when I didn't properly seat it in the desk cradle to charge overnight. there is a little bit of debate about this. The batteries don't need it, as I understand, but some folks say the phone "meter" needs to know where zero is. Not sure I believe that. But don't know for sure.
     
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    It goes with talk of needing to condition the battery essentially, to teach it to squeeze as much juice out of one power cycle as possible. I've had my phone a little over a month and will let it die before charging whenever it's feasible. With older phones and even my first ipod, I would just charge it whenever (sometimes the battery would be at 5%, 30%, 60%, whatever) and after a while, I noticed that when I would let it go to the point of dieing, it didn't last even close to as long as it originally did. So I will continue to let it drain all the way down when I can, despite no widespread agreement or evidence that it's necessary. Kind of a "to each his own" thing.
     
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