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Re: Battery life thread
Resurrection of a ghost, huh? lol
Originally Posted by hilmar2k
As to that statement, if you run a lithium ion battery to truly dead, that is very bad for it. That is about 2.7V. At that point the battery may not even be capable of recharging. Luckily, this and all modern phones won't let your battery drop that low. The phone shuts off long before the battery will reach an unsafe voltage. Most phones will not even let the battery reach 3.5V before it shuts off. So dead according to the phone and actually being truly dead are two different things.
Problems can arise if you kill the battery to the point the phone shuts off and then don't charge it back up and leave it unused for a period of time. That will completely kill it, but if you are actively discharging and then recharging right away, that is not that bad for the battery. If the ions are moving around the battery will remain healthy (within normal degradation). It is when you pack the battery all the way full and leave it or leave it completely empty that will ruin it. If not using the battery for an extended period, it should be stored at ~40% charge to maintain optimum health during storage.