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VX4400 Battery Life

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Mike, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <20040706093645.12194.00001288@mb-m01.aol.com>,
    George Knighton <georgeknighton@aol.com> wrote:
    >>From: mem7759@yahoo.com

    >
    >> I sure hope that is not the case.

    >
    >It's usually not the case. You might find lines like that in manuals as a
    >legacy; however, modern LION (and better) batteries do not have the old memory
    >effect that would have made it necessary to fully discharge and then fully
    >charge a battery to set the memory.


    The question of whether new LiIon batteries should be conditioned with
    several full charge/discharge cycles is separate from the issue of
    "memory", where you are supposed to completely discharge/recharge the
    battery EVERY time. LiIon batteries are definitely not subject to the
    "memory" issue, and in fact, regularly discharging them "completely"
    (that is, until the phone turns off) will hurt their lifetime.

    On the question of "conditioning", some people say that you absolutely
    should do it, and others say that the manufacturer has already done the
    conditioning and no purpose is served by the user also doing it.
     



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  2. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <20040706093645.12194.00001288@mb-m01.aol.com>,
    George Knighton <georgeknighton@aol.com> wrote:
    >>From: mem7759@yahoo.com

    >
    >> I sure hope that is not the case.

    >
    >It's usually not the case. You might find lines like that in manuals as a
    >legacy; however, modern LION (and better) batteries do not have the old memory
    >effect that would have made it necessary to fully discharge and then fully
    >charge a battery to set the memory.


    The question of whether new LiIon batteries should be conditioned with
    several full charge/discharge cycles is separate from the issue of
    "memory", where you are supposed to completely discharge/recharge the
    battery EVERY time. LiIon batteries are definitely not subject to the
    "memory" issue, and in fact, regularly discharging them "completely"
    (that is, until the phone turns off) will hurt their lifetime.

    On the question of "conditioning", some people say that you absolutely
    should do it, and others say that the manufacturer has already done the
    conditioning and no purpose is served by the user also doing it.
     
  3. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <20040706093645.12194.00001288@mb-m01.aol.com>,
    George Knighton <georgeknighton@aol.com> wrote:
    >>From: mem7759@yahoo.com

    >
    >> I sure hope that is not the case.

    >
    >It's usually not the case. You might find lines like that in manuals as a
    >legacy; however, modern LION (and better) batteries do not have the old memory
    >effect that would have made it necessary to fully discharge and then fully
    >charge a battery to set the memory.


    The question of whether new LiIon batteries should be conditioned with
    several full charge/discharge cycles is separate from the issue of
    "memory", where you are supposed to completely discharge/recharge the
    battery EVERY time. LiIon batteries are definitely not subject to the
    "memory" issue, and in fact, regularly discharging them "completely"
    (that is, until the phone turns off) will hurt their lifetime.

    On the question of "conditioning", some people say that you absolutely
    should do it, and others say that the manufacturer has already done the
    conditioning and no purpose is served by the user also doing it.
     
  4. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <20040706093645.12194.00001288@mb-m01.aol.com>,
    George Knighton <georgeknighton@aol.com> wrote:
    >>From: mem7759@yahoo.com

    >
    >> I sure hope that is not the case.

    >
    >It's usually not the case. You might find lines like that in manuals as a
    >legacy; however, modern LION (and better) batteries do not have the old memory
    >effect that would have made it necessary to fully discharge and then fully
    >charge a battery to set the memory.


    The question of whether new LiIon batteries should be conditioned with
    several full charge/discharge cycles is separate from the issue of
    "memory", where you are supposed to completely discharge/recharge the
    battery EVERY time. LiIon batteries are definitely not subject to the
    "memory" issue, and in fact, regularly discharging them "completely"
    (that is, until the phone turns off) will hurt their lifetime.

    On the question of "conditioning", some people say that you absolutely
    should do it, and others say that the manufacturer has already done the
    conditioning and no purpose is served by the user also doing it.
     
  5. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <20040706093645.12194.00001288@mb-m01.aol.com>,
    George Knighton <georgeknighton@aol.com> wrote:
    >>From: mem7759@yahoo.com

    >
    >> I sure hope that is not the case.

    >
    >It's usually not the case. You might find lines like that in manuals as a
    >legacy; however, modern LION (and better) batteries do not have the old memory
    >effect that would have made it necessary to fully discharge and then fully
    >charge a battery to set the memory.


    The question of whether new LiIon batteries should be conditioned with
    several full charge/discharge cycles is separate from the issue of
    "memory", where you are supposed to completely discharge/recharge the
    battery EVERY time. LiIon batteries are definitely not subject to the
    "memory" issue, and in fact, regularly discharging them "completely"
    (that is, until the phone turns off) will hurt their lifetime.

    On the question of "conditioning", some people say that you absolutely
    should do it, and others say that the manufacturer has already done the
    conditioning and no purpose is served by the user also doing it.
     
  6. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <20040706093645.12194.00001288@mb-m01.aol.com>,
    George Knighton <georgeknighton@aol.com> wrote:
    >>From: mem7759@yahoo.com

    >
    >> I sure hope that is not the case.

    >
    >It's usually not the case. You might find lines like that in manuals as a
    >legacy; however, modern LION (and better) batteries do not have the old memory
    >effect that would have made it necessary to fully discharge and then fully
    >charge a battery to set the memory.


    The question of whether new LiIon batteries should be conditioned with
    several full charge/discharge cycles is separate from the issue of
    "memory", where you are supposed to completely discharge/recharge the
    battery EVERY time. LiIon batteries are definitely not subject to the
    "memory" issue, and in fact, regularly discharging them "completely"
    (that is, until the phone turns off) will hurt their lifetime.

    On the question of "conditioning", some people say that you absolutely
    should do it, and others say that the manufacturer has already done the
    conditioning and no purpose is served by the user also doing it.
     
  7. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     
  8. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     
  9. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     
  10. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     
  11. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     
  12. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     
  13. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     
  14. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     
  15. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     
  16. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     
  17. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     
  18. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     
  19. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     
  20. David S

    David S Guest

    On 5 Jul 2004 21:02:59 -0700, mem7759@yahoo.com (Mike) chose to add this to
    the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >KyleDP123@lycos.com (KP) wrote in message news:<66893a6c.0407041933.a2a3e30@posting.google.com>...
    >> >>>I think I can get a bunch more time on the last bar,

    >> as my very 1st day with the phone I only had 1 bar, and got about an
    >> hour of talk time and never got the low battery warning.
    >>
    >> That could be your problem. You could have ruined your battery if the
    >> first thing you did was talk on it, instead of charge it. Most owners
    >> manuals clearly state not to use the phone for the first time before
    >> fully charged.

    >
    >Well....the store went ahead and swapped the phone out. I will take
    >your advice on this. I shut it off as soon as I left the store and
    >got home and put it on the charger. It should get pretty close to a
    >24 hr charge. The salesguy said to give it 8-10 hrs, then let it
    >drain all the way till dead, then recharge. Lets see what happens.


    It has been often said (and often disputed) in this group it's a good idea
    to do that anywhere from once to five times with a new battery; then you
    don't have to worry about it any more like you would with a NiCad.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "'The Mighty Shaking Wattles' would be a good name for a rock band
    (specifically, the Rolling Stones)." - Dave Barry
     

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