1. AC Question's Avatar
    I only charge when its dead or almost dead but i keep it on till battery is full
    02-08-2015 06:23 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    That's bad practice. Allowing the battery to discharge in that way will shorten its life, which may be what has happened in your case. It's best to recharge at 40-50%, and to charge to 100%.

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    02-08-2015 06:32 AM
  3. iknockout's Avatar
    That's bad practice. Allowing the battery to discharge in that way will shorten its life, which may be what has happened in your case. It's best to recharge at 40-50%, and to charge to 100%.

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    Where did you get this from?
    The common way to strech battery life is to let it get nearly empty and only then charge it to full, this way you minimize the # of charging times, which is related to battery life.
    02-08-2015 07:19 AM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    I got it from one of our most knowledgeable and experienced members, Rukbat, who frequently responds to posters who have battery problems, and who has much to teach us about batteries and the best way to use them in his article here, for example:
    [GUIDE] Is My Battery Shot?

    Without presuming too much - he will forgive me if I am wrong - I believe that Rukbat might also be inclined to refer you to the scientific battery knowledge to be found in the Cadex Battery University site, such as this:
    http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/a...ased_batteries

    Those two sources of battery understanding are easily, easily good enough for me.

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    02-08-2015 07:45 AM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Battery do's and don't from battery university: Explaining the Do's and Don'ts of Battery Charging - Battery University

    The right hand column focuses on Li-Ion. The 3rd or 4th row states to avoid full cycles.
    02-08-2015 11:25 AM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    Where did you get this from?
    The common way to strech battery life is to let it get nearly empty and only then charge it to full, this way you minimize the # of charging times, which is related to battery life.
    If it was a nicad, yes. But not in a li ion, such as in the s5..

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    02-08-2015 11:27 AM

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