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  1. cafshari's Avatar
    Knowing that it will finish charging way before you wake up?
    06-12-2013 10:56 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Knowing that it will finish charging way before you wake up?
    You should be fine. I wouldn't let the phone stay on the charger for more than 8 or 9 hours consistently, but plugging it in before bed should be ok. The absolute worst thing to do is drain it completely.
    06-12-2013 11:08 PM
  3. holz75's Avatar
    there are a few threads on this already. most people say just go and enjoy your phone. don't worry about overcharging or anything because a lot of people on this forum will be on a new phone in a year or so anyway!
    06-13-2013 12:16 AM
  4. Basil Carolus's Avatar
    Not a good idea chap. You're gonna kill your battery then your phone's going to be as good as dead hahaha

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-13-2013 02:50 AM
  5. Club Paradise's Avatar
    Its fine charging over night. The phone stops charging once it reaches 100% anyway. I'd say 95% of people who own a smartphone probably just leave it charging overnight.
    Topgonzo and TomsAndroid like this.
    06-13-2013 06:45 AM
  6. roflwaffleton's Avatar
    There's absolutely no harm in leaving it plugged in. The phone won't "overcharge" and it won't damage the battery.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Noremacam, Aquila and Topgonzo like this.
    06-13-2013 10:49 AM
  7. TylerLucas's Avatar
    Overcharging no, but you are exposing the battery to unneeded heat which over time has the potential to damage the battery, but I wouldn't worry about it because it is SO miniscule.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using AC Forums mobile app
    06-13-2013 10:53 AM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    Not a good idea chap. You're gonna kill your battery then your phone's going to be as good as dead hahaha

    Posted via Android Central App
    Very false. Not with the new batteries of today... If he was talking a battery from a few years ago sure.

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    06-13-2013 11:34 AM
  9. mrbootcrm's Avatar
    Leave it charging as long as you like whenever you like. The more often you charge the longer your battery will be healthy. I've posted several times in other battery threads with a link to an article but the tldr is if you have access to a plug, charge your phone.
    Aquila, monsieurms and carlostmac1 like this.
    06-13-2013 12:07 PM
  10. Mafiatounes's Avatar
    No the boogieman comes at night (just kidding).

    It's safe newer batteries can have it, and the charger will stop and not overcharge

    Sent From The One
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    06-13-2013 12:12 PM
  11. Gunrack's Avatar
    Overcharging no, but you are exposing the battery to unneeded heat which over time has the potential to damage the battery, but I wouldn't worry about it because it is SO miniscule.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using AC Forums mobile app
    No heat at all. Mine sits next to the bed and charges at night. When it hits 100% the charging ceases and no heat is generated. The phone is asleep just like me. Gosh, now that I think about it, I'm just like my phone. I recharge when I go to sleep too!
    06-13-2013 12:29 PM
  12. cafshari's Avatar
    Thanks everyone!
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    06-13-2013 01:08 PM
  13. AdamsHouseCat's Avatar
    Knowing that it will finish charging way before you wake up?
    Mine charges all night every night. I have a $20 docking cradle, and with AlarmClock Plus, it seves as both a clock and alarm on my nightstand. I charged my previous smart phone all night every might for 2.5 years,. The battery was still fine when I migrated to the HTC One.
    06-13-2013 08:44 PM
  14. Aquila's Avatar
    There's absolutely no harm in leaving it plugged in. The phone won't "overcharge" and it won't damage the battery.
    True.

    but you are exposing the battery to unneeded hea
    False. Sorta.

    Leave it charging as long as you like whenever you like. The more often you charge the longer your battery will be healthy. I've posted several times in other battery threads with a link to an article but the tldr is if you have access to a plug, charge your phone.
    Very true.

    Thanks everyone!
    You're awesome.
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    06-14-2013 02:44 AM
  15. Gianpiero Celano's Avatar
    Not sure about risks if more than the usual time needed to fully charge.
    If a battery has 2000 milliampere of energy and the charger output of 1 ampere, usually it will take 3/2 of the time meaning your battery will be charged in 3 hours.
    Personally I would not leave much more plugged unless you have charged it many time not fully and you try to recover the memory effect taken.
    If you have only 1 battery or/and necessity to use heavy without other chance to charge it for a while, I will do, but as now usb connection is the same as the charging one, I think if you don't damage the battery or phone you may shorten the life of the charger or may sleep bad as sometime magnetic wave near you may keep you less able to enjoy a deep relax.
    I use personally dock charger mainly those one piece with integrated plug that from Chinese online eBay and co. cost like your Sunday morning coffee and you can charge batteries using at the same time the phone without worrying of where you leave it charging.
    06-14-2013 10:19 AM
  16. return_0's Avatar
    As others have said, there is no risk in keeping the phone plugged in for extended periods of time, as the phone automatically stops charging when fully charged and only starts charging again when the battery level drops a little.

    On the other hand, it is not a good idea to fully drain the battery to 0%. So don't do that.
    Topgonzo, Aquila and digitallove like this.
    06-14-2013 09:30 PM
  17. taniabonita52's Avatar
    Plug it in, plug it in my friend. Not a problem with today's batteries :-)

    Sent from my awesome Note 2!!!!!!!!!
    Aquila likes this.
    06-14-2013 09:34 PM
  18. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    The HTC one has a hardware circuit, as well as software on a PMIC (Power Management Integrated Circuit -- a tiny chip that acts as a micro processor) that shunts current away from the mainboard and battery once the battery has been fully charged. You could leave it charging for weeks at a time and have little to no effect on the battery or the device.

    Most consumer electronic devices have the same protection, and have for years.
    06-14-2013 09:39 PM
  19. tohio's Avatar
    Simple Guidelines for Charging Lithium-based Batteries

    A portable device should be turned off while charging. This allows the battery to reach the threshold voltage unhindered and reflects the correct saturation current responsible to terminate the charge. A parasitic load confuses the charger.

    Charge at a moderate temperature. Do not charge below freezing.

    Lithium-ion does not need to be fully charged; a partial charge is better.

    Chargers use different methods for ready indication. The light signal may not always indicate a full charge.

    Discontinue using charger and/or battery if the battery gets excessively warm.

    Before prolonged storage, apply some charge to bring the pack to about half charge.

    Over-discharged batteries can be boosted to life again. Discard pack if the voltage does not rise to a normal level within a minute while on boost.

    Charging Lithium-Ion Batteries
    06-15-2013 06:14 AM
  20. return_0's Avatar
    A portable device should be turned off while charging. This allows the battery to reach the threshold voltage unhindered and reflects the correct saturation current responsible to terminate the charge. A parasitic load confuses the charger.
    Turned off as in put to sleep or completely powered off?

    Sent from my pure Google Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    06-15-2013 07:54 AM
  21. Topgonzo's Avatar
    Do we really need to keep adding to this thread? Jerry did a excellent job of explaining the way charging works.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    06-15-2013 08:25 AM
  22. czervik85's Avatar
    I like to stream music and listen through Bluetooth at work. I leave it plugged in almost all day so that when I leave it has a full charge. Is that bad? I also leave it plugged in while I sleep but that is usually only for about 5 or 6 hours.
    Posted via Android Central App
    06-15-2013 08:31 AM
  23. Topgonzo's Avatar
    I like to stream music and listen through Bluetooth at work. I leave it plugged in almost all day so that when I leave it has a full charge. Is that bad? I also leave it plugged in while I sleep but that is usually only for about 5 or 6 hours.
    Posted via Android Central App
    No its not bad.. You can charge this phone on or off 24/7 and it won't wear out or damage the battery or phone in any way.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    06-15-2013 08:44 AM
  24. bigtnew's Avatar
    No its not bad.. You can charge this phone on or off 24/7 and it won't wear out or damage the battery or phone in any way.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    That might be a bit of an overstatement...

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-15-2013 10:41 AM
  25. tohio's Avatar
    No its not bad.. You can charge this phone on or off 24/7 and it won't wear out or damage the battery or phone in any way.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    You made me chuckle. You asked if we really needed to keep adding to this thread and then you added to the thread. No offense intended, I just thought it was humorous.
    06-15-2013 11:55 AM
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