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2760 battery charging query

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2760 battery charging query

New user having read instructions cannot determine if battery charging complete is notified on 2760! No where does it say how long to charge battery even. Advice would be most welcomed!
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deepestblue
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Re: 2760 battery charging query

The battery used in your phone needs 2-3hrs to charge completely, from empty state. Nokia phones show a 'Battery Full' pop-up message on the screen when the battery charging is over. It's always good to plug charge your phone only when the indicator shows 1 or 2 bars, so that you can minimize the charging cycles and hence increase the lifespan of the battery.
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grschinon
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Re: 2760 battery charging query

The final sentence isn't actually true.

Modern phones use lithium-based batteries. Once you've gone through the initial "running in" period of 4-5 complete charge/discharge cycles, lithium batteries work completely differently to nickel-based batteries. The old tenet that you have to make the charge cycles complete cycles was true of nickel batteries (NiCd and NiMH) but not of Li-Po and Li-ion batteries. The latter like to be kept charged as much as possible and can in fact be damaged if you deplete them too far too often.

So, don't wait until your battery gauge is near the bottom to top up your battery. If you know you're going to be in one place for any length of time then plug it in. Your battery will thank you and you're less likely to be caught out with a flat battery when you need the phone.

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deepestblue
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Re: 2760 battery charging query

Well, that's right. But, charging and discharging frequently means, the battery is undergoing a greater number of charging cycles. In the long run, I feel it's better to drain the battery until the last two bars or so and then top it off, rather than plugging it in for short durations, using it for a while, again charging it, and so on. I fully agree to your point, grschinon :smileyhappy:

 

 If you know you're going to be in one place for any length of time then plug it in. Your battery will thank you and you're less likely to be caught out with a flat battery when you need the phone.

 

That is sensible, guess I should've added that one as well... Thanks :smileyhappy:

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grschinon
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Re: 2760 battery charging query

It's not the number of charge/discharge cycles that kills a battery, it's the total time spent being charged.

If you charge little but frequently, each charge "cycle" is only going to be short and therefore takes less off the useful life of the battery. In the long run, you're not doing the battery any more damage due to charge time than if you were doing deep cycles. You are, however, avoiding damage due to depletion.

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