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Prolong the Life of Your Li-ion Battery

February 16, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

“One of the worst things you can do to a Li-ion battery is to run it out completely all the time. Full discharges put a lot of strain on the battery, and it’s much better practice to do shallow discharges to no lower than 20 percent.

In a way, this is like people running for exercise— running a few miles a day is fine, but running a marathon every day is generally not sustainable.

If your Li-ion powered device is running out of juice on a daily basis, you’re decreasing its overall useful lifespan, and should probably work some charging stations into your day or change your devices’ settings so that it’s not churning through its battery so quickly.”

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  1. February 16, 2011 at 11:40 pm

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