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Guest jibber

Hmm.

I got my m3100 yesterday, [email protected] been using it and charging it on and off, but it never seems to go above 90% charge!.

It's been sitting at 90% for the last hour on charge via my laptop...

anyone seen the same? I'll try and plug it in the mains when I get home....

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Guest jimbouk

Even though these new fangled batteries are supposedly a lot more forgiving than the ones we all used a few years ago, I am sure that a little bit of conditioning doesn't go amiss... ie fully charge and fully drain as often as you can (ie at least once every couple of weeks).

Then again I might be once again displaying my ability to communicate using a language derived from the spherical male reproductive organs...

PS Havent seen my M3100 go below 40% yet and used it for about an hours calling yesterday, constant direct push, about 30 mins 3g surfing and nearly two hours mucking about on web/email/messenger on wifi - so although I will make sure I have a mini USB and car adapter with me, the worries about the 3g and new processor draining it too fast seem unfounded.

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Guest Pondrew

Know what you mean Jimbouk but apparently completely discharging the battery can damage it's product life and/or capacity (this from Awarner (MVP) who seems au fait with the technology involved).

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Guest awarner (MVP)

It's best to keep lithium batteries topped-up rather than draining them.

A condition charge for this type of battery is to keep it in the charger for a long time ie overnight, this is worth doing once in a while.

Trying to discharge the battery will cause a loss in capacitance which can never be repaired. This will result in a shorter life expectancy.

Also don't forget these batteries are technically designed to last a year/500 charges as a minimum anything longer is a bonus but most will last longer.

And the battery is the one component of the phone that is classed as a consumable.

Finally this is for lithium batteries and not the old nickel based type.

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Guest Ingvarr

They only why you need to completely discharge the LiIon/LiPoly (and also Lead Acid) battery, is to calibrate a battery controller to make proper runtime estimates and collect some other knowledge it needs.

This only needs to be done when you are replacing a battery or did a hard reset.

Also periodically no more often then once a month (as battery slowly ages and characteristics change).

Besides from that, full cycling of LiIon/LiPoly will only stress them more and shorten their life a lot faster.

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Guest eaglesrest
Hmm.

I got my m3100 yesterday, [email protected] been using it and charging it on and off, but it never seems to go above 90% charge!.

It's been sitting at 90% for the last hour on charge via my laptop...

anyone seen the same? I'll try and plug it in the mains when I get home....

I have exactly the same problem. Its stuck at 90 % & still charging. its been like that since i first got it and reboot and even a hard reset hasnt made any difference. any tips? i'm tempted to send it back for a replacement. i bought it from an orange shop so would it go back there or direct to orange?

thanks

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