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5 battery myths debunked!

  1. You shouldn’t charge your device overnight

    : Now modern devices today are able to protect themselves from overcharging or overheating for the most part. But here is the another part of this myths ideally you want to extend the battery life of your device to the maximum. You don’t wanna charge your device to 100 percent nor drain the battery to zero percent. This is because doing so will shorten the life of your battery. Now, do I do it? No, I have a life I just charge it and just don’t worry about it. It’s really not that big of a deal unless you really want to use this battery or the device for about 4-5 years otherwise you’ll never have a problem.

  2. Don’t use your device while it’s charging

    :  This myth is really been perpetuated by reports of phones blowing up in someone’s hand or face while they were using it or charging for the same time. Although this can happen it is the exception, not the rule because you just charging it and talking or using it. It is recommended that you always use the branded batteries in your device.

  3. You shouldn’t use third party chargers

    : Well you should know that there are some great quality even reliable 3rd party chargers out there. But it is generally accepted that the 3rd party will not charge as well or as fast as the proprietary chargers directly from the phones manufacturers. you also wanna be careful that the charging capacity of the charger is consistent with the needs of your phone. Sometimes there could be a mismatch there and it could lead to problems. The other issue with some 3rd party chargers is the quality issue. You can have a wire that’s frayed or frays very easily and now you have a whole fire hazard. So you wanna be careful with that just do your basic diligence check and reviews. Furthermore, do a research and you could find a very good quality 3rd party charger.

  4. It won’t hurt the device to leave it in a car or exposed to elements

    : Alright seems painfully obvious but clearly an issue to some people. You do not wanna leave your device in a car exposed to extreme temperatures. Whether it’s extreme cold or extremely hot. Obviously, you don’t want any rain or even condensation to get in the device because over time that may short out the electronics in the phone and you wanna be careful with that. At least if you gonna keep your device in the car in a very very hot sunny day. Keep it under the seat or under the covered where it is not exposed to the sun otherwise, it will not survive it.

  5. You have to drain your battery into zero percent if you can charge it again

    :  Well it seems that this myth comes from rechargeable batteries (AA, AAA). Well those really have to be drained before you can recharge them again doing otherwise will lessen the capacity of that battery’s charge. But batteries have evolved that is not a issue anymore. You most certainly do not need to need to drain your battery to zero percent before you charge it again. On the contrary, you want to avoid draining to zero percent as much as reasonably possible.

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