After washing up, every night the last thing you do is drop the phone into a charger, and then you’re able to wake up in the morning to a full phone battery that will last through the workday. Smartphone users around the world have all adopted this habit. But I have heard that this can damage the battery – or shorten its lifespan. Is this true?
In fact, you might have heard a lot of contradictory advice about batteries out there. The reason for this is because there are a lot of different types of batteries, and different types require different care. But for taday’s smartphones, virtually all of them use lithium-ion batteries and do have an automatic shutoff mechanism built in to prevent overcharging that might cause a potential fire hazard. If this is your concern, then rest at ease that the right charging hardware coupled with the right non-shady smartphone shouldn’t be a hazard to your person or property.
That aside, however, Lithium-ion batteries don’t need to be charged all the way to 100%. The reason for this is simple. As your phone runs throughout the night, it loses battery life. This causes the charging mechanism to kick in over and over again as measurable amounts of battery drain occurs during standby. Your phone checking email, receiving text messages, and various apps doing their updates can do a lot to your phone’s battery while you sleep.
Think about it! If you head to bed at 11 p.m. with a battery percentage in the single digits, your phone will be fully charged by 2 a.m. If you wake up at 6 a.m., that’s 4 hours that your phone stays plugged in with a full battery.
So what is the optimum way to charge your phone? The sweet spot for lithium-ion batteries is to keep them charged between 50 and 80 percent. This allows for the charged ions to continue to work and protect the life of your battery. Charging the device in short spurts throughtout the day will give these ions just enough energy to keep them going. So frequent top-ups, rather than one daily charge up, is healthier for your battery. It’s not convenient, but that’s the optimal way to charge your smartpone if you want to ensure the longest life possible.
Additionally, another major threat to your battery is charge cycles. A charge cycle is where your battery goes from empty or near-empty to full. Every phone battery has a limited number of charge cycles before the end of its life. You may have a high number of charge cycles before that limit is reached, but eventually the battery is going to noticeably degrade. When it does, you’ll find that it lasts only a very short amount of time, or it will simply not turn on at all.
No way to keep the phone’s battery in top shape?
Absolutely not. Taking along a portable phone charger. Instead of plugged in at night, re-wire your habits and start your re-charge routine in the middle of the day. No matter where you are, you can get juiced up with a portable phone charger. EasyAcc Portable Battery Chargers are capable of charging phones and tablets with enough juice. No matter what the capacities are, what the materials are, what the sizes are, what conditions are used in, you could get an answer at EasyAcc.
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