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    Default Ok to turn device off every night to charge?

    I've had my Nexus 10 for about a week now. The battery has been lasting through the day and I usually charge it overnight. Is it ok that I power it off every night to charge? or would it be better off left on?
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    It doesn't matter. all switching off does is charge it a bit faster. maybe 10 min faster.

    I would recommend charging it how the manufacturer and Google intent it to be charged. with the tablet switched on

    battery calibration works better when the tablet is switched on
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    And just to provide an opposing (kind of) opinion -

    I have always turned all of my computing equipment off when I am not using it (VoIP server stays on 24/7). So I see no reason to change my habits just because I've added a tablet to the fold.

    I don't just turn it off at night, I power down every time I stop using it.

    Now, had I ever actually seen any recommendation from the manufacturer then yes, I would follow it. I just never saw such a thing browsing the provided leaflets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davrow View Post
    And just to provide an opposing (kind of) opinion -

    I have always turned all of my computing equipment off when I am not using it (VoIP server stays on 24/7). So I see no reason to change my habits just because I've added a tablet to the fold.

    I don't just turn it off at night, I power down every time I stop using it.

    Now, had I ever actually seen any recommendation from the manufacturer then yes, I would follow it. I just never saw such a thing browsing the provided leaflets.
    Well the advice does exist from the manufacturer. The reason is because its now a lithium battery.
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    Default Re: Ok to turn device off every night to charge?

    Turning off the tablet and back on each time is a waste of time and effort. It really does almost nothing to save energy or wear on the tablet. Just leave it on.

    As far as other equipment goes- it depends. From experience, I will say that hard drives and many power supplies will last much longer if just left on vs. being turn on and off and thermal cycled thousands of times over their lives. But you can save energy by doing so.
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    Looks like I'll be leaving it on then. Thanks
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    From reading this thread I get the idea that it is OK to "top the battery off" each and every night, even if it has run only part-way down. Is that a correct interpretation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibmnasa69 View Post
    From reading this thread I get the idea that it is OK to "top the battery off" each and every night, even if it has run only part-way down. Is that a correct interpretation?
    Correct. It should not hurt nor shorten the life of LiIon batteries, to the best of my knowledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    I would recommend charging it how the manufacturer and Google intent it to be charged. with the tablet switched on.

    battery calibration works better when the tablet is switched on.
    Where did you see this statement? I found this page but it doesn't say that:

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpynose View Post
    Where did you see this statement? I found this page but it doesn't say that:

    "The tablet charges faster when youre not using it." implies its turned on
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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    "The tablet charges faster when youre not using it." implies its turned on
    That still doesn't mean that the manufacturer recommends charging the device when it is turned on. It just means that it will charge faster if you are not using it (which is fairly obvious).
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    Quote Originally Posted by goelz83 View Post
    That still doesn't mean that the manufacturer recommends charging the device when it is turned on. It just means that it will charge faster if you are not using it (which is fairly obvious).
    I could ask the same question. are there instruction by the manufacturers to switch off the tablet while charging?? No there isnt.
    that simple implies just charge the tablet when battery is low.
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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    I could ask the same question. are there instruction by the manufacturers to switch off the tablet while charging?? No there isnt.
    that simple implies just charge the tablet when battery is low.
    But you made the claim that Google and Samsung intended for the tablet to be charged when it is powered on. You were asked to provide a source for this information. You have failed to do that so far and now you just keep providing other random information.

    Did Google/Samsung really say that somewhere or did you just make it up?
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    I rarely suggest turning off *any* device. My laptop has been on for nearly a month now, my desktop hasn't been turned off or rebooted in seven months, and the Nexus hasn't been turned off (except for when I knew I wouldn't be near the device for a few days).

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    Isn't ideal to reboot after you've installed /uninstalled a bunch off apps?

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    I give my tablet a weekly restart just to free up memory. I don't ever turn it off when I charge though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heelsandeers View Post
    Isn't ideal to reboot after you've installed /uninstalled a bunch off apps?
    Replace 'ideal' with prudent and I would agree. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentagenda View Post
    I rarely suggest turning off *any* device.
    In theory I agree but I'm a geezer who was programming computers when their memory was measured in kilobytes and floppies were 8 inches. In those days periodic reboots were definitely a good idea necessary. Could be voodoo thinking on my part but I'd reboot any machine once a month if nothing else.

    Edit add: just as the operating systems are better at tidying up these days, I'd also conjecture that the hardware is more robust with respect to cycling the power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goelz83 View Post
    ... Did Google/Samsung really say that somewhere or did you just make it up?
    He could be thinking of the issue where the cells of lithium polymer batteries need the charger to balance them. There's mention of this on the Wikipedia page for lithium polymer batteries (which are not the same as lithium ion batteries). My thinking is that this balancing is done by some circuits in the tablet, not the wall wart, since there aren't enough wires from the wall wart to do anything intelligent with multiple cells. But I think it would be a flawed design to require the tablet to be on in order for this balancing to take place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpynose View Post
    Replace 'ideal' with prudent and I would agree. :-)
    That has really been the only reason I have shut down every night. With the device being new and all, I'm still experimenting with different apps and such and have been installing/ uninstalling quite frequently. It just seemed like a good idea to reboot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heelsandeers View Post
    ... I'm still experimenting with different apps and such and have been installing/ uninstalling quite frequently.
    No telling how much crud is left on your "hard drive"; the uninstallers rarely get everything. :-)
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    Default Re: Ok to turn device off every night to charge?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heelsandeers View Post
    Isn't ideal to reboot after you've installed /uninstalled a bunch off apps?
    Perhaps if you use something like MS-Windows.
    All my machines are Linux and Android...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpynose View Post
    My thinking is that this balancing is done by some circuits in the tablet, not the wall wart, since there aren't enough wires from the wall wart to do anything intelligent with multiple cells. But I think it would be a flawed design to require the tablet to be on in order for this balancing to take place.
    Balancing is usually done only during charging. It would use dedicated analog circuits and wouldn't require the tablet to be powered on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crxssi View Post
    Perhaps if you use something like MS-Windows.
    All my machines are Linux and Android...
    Unfortunately, some of us have to work in a business world where Windows is the only option. Rebooting is necessary for most people.
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    And hell, it doesn't matter if we reboot our Nexus 10. It will do that on it's own.
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