01-08-2013 05:05 PM
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  1. Heelsandeers's Avatar
    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?
    01-03-2013 01:20 PM
  2. still1's Avatar
    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
    01-03-2013 01:51 PM
  3. davrow's Avatar
    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.
    01-03-2013 03:59 PM
  4. anonuk's Avatar
    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.
    01-03-2013 05:02 PM
  5. crxssi's Avatar
    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.
    01-03-2013 05:39 PM
  6. Heelsandeers's Avatar
    Looks like I'll be leaving it on then. Thanks
    01-03-2013 11:42 PM
  7. ibmnasa69's Avatar
    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?
    01-04-2013 12:00 AM
  8. crxssi's Avatar
    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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    01-04-2013 12:14 AM
  9. lumpynose's Avatar
    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:

    Charge the battery - Nexus Help
    01-04-2013 02:32 AM
  10. still1's Avatar
    Where did you see this statement? I found this page but it doesn't say that:

    Charge the battery - Nexus Help
    "The tablet charges faster when youre not using it." implies its turned on
    01-04-2013 10:33 AM
  11. goelz83's Avatar
    "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).
    01-04-2013 11:01 AM
  12. still1's Avatar
    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.
    01-04-2013 11:11 AM
  13. goelz83's Avatar
    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?
    01-04-2013 12:03 PM
  14. silentagenda's Avatar
    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).

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk HD
    01-04-2013 12:39 PM
  15. Heelsandeers's Avatar
    Isn't ideal to reboot after you've installed /uninstalled a bunch off apps?

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk HD
    01-04-2013 01:28 PM
  16. Zero Hunter's Avatar
    I give my tablet a weekly restart just to free up memory. I don't ever turn it off when I charge though...
    01-04-2013 02:04 PM
  17. lumpynose's Avatar
    Isn't ideal to reboot after you've installed /uninstalled a bunch off apps?
    Replace 'ideal' with prudent and I would agree. :-)
    01-04-2013 02:11 PM
  18. lumpynose's Avatar
    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.
    01-04-2013 02:33 PM
  19. lumpynose's Avatar
    ... 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.
    01-04-2013 02:47 PM
  20. Heelsandeers's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk HD
    01-04-2013 02:51 PM
  21. lumpynose's Avatar
    ... 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. :-)
    01-04-2013 03:02 PM
  22. crxssi's Avatar
    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...
    01-04-2013 06:35 PM
  23. RonD's Avatar
    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.
    01-04-2013 08:14 PM
  24. goelz83's Avatar
    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.
    01-04-2013 09:26 PM
  25. goelz83's Avatar
    And hell, it doesn't matter if we reboot our Nexus 10. It will do that on it's own.
    01-04-2013 09:29 PM
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