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Running @ 333mhz and watching youtube videos on my psp killed my battery. Ran completely down and wouldn't recharge. So i made a bomb.
That sounds more pebkac and less battery related..
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post #12 of 36
I use this charger for all my batteries that I own, I even use it to charge my Snap-on Cordless drill batteries.
    
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post #13 of 36
They should start using zinc matrix batteries for everything.
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post #14 of 36
I use Li-Ion 14500 batteries for my electronic cigarette mods, and I've only had one accident so far (my mistake, put the battery in wrong) and it got so hot that I couldn't touch it.

I switched to Li-Mn 14500's since then.
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post #15 of 36
Odd. The Li Ion battery in my Moto Razr, did benefit from an occaisional re-conditioning. Run to 100% and then to 0% twice in one day. It did improve my maximum charge substantially after the battery had started fading already.
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post #16 of 36
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
Ive read for the longest time that never should you completely let your battery drain BUT at the same time never leave your device fully charged either. T

he electrons and what not die out fast either way over time, and it all dries up. You should, once a month, let the battery die out to about 10-20% and then let it charge to 100% + an additional 30 minutes or so. Then continue with use and never let it drop below 50% or so until the next month. I've been following that rule like a freakin life commandment.
Its just a battery man, you don't have to treat it like your life depends on it. Use it for whats its made and replace it whenever it has ran its course. I do try to cycle my batteries once a month etc but when it comes down to the practical side of things I just use it and accept that it will need replaced one day. Its not even like they are super expensive now days either.

No hate intended.
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post #17 of 36
yeah, i keep my Li-Ion motorcycle battery in my motorcycle over winter in an attached garage. It may get like -40F outside, but never below 30 in the garage. I'm glad it hasn't frozen! Much more resilient to winter conditions than the standard gel pack batteries.
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post #18 of 36
Aren't new or newer 'type' of batter chargers, specifically laptop ones supposed to be 'Smart'; in that they stop charging once the circuit deems its at 100% capacity?
But good read anyways.
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post #19 of 36
^ which have been around since Li-Ion have been released.
Not sure why people cling on to false logic such as "if you don't remove it, it will overcharge!"
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post #20 of 36
Probably best to take out the battery in laptops when plugged in.
    
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