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Charging my nexus 7

  1. Apr 12, 2013 #1
    Should I drain my battery on my Nexus before charging it again?
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 12, 2013 #2
    No. With the newer batteries, it's bad for them to be completely drained before charging. If possible, avoid completely draining the battery.
  4. Aug 4, 2013 #3


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    Maximum life for lithium batteries is at 70% charge and in the refrigerator. The capacity decreases with every charge cycle so the more you discharge and charge it, the faster it will lose total capacity. With a properly designed charger it seems you would always be better off using the charger to reduce the discharge/charge cycles. The additional loss due to being at 100% charge is probably not an issue.
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