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Cell Phone battery indicators

2003-03-13 18:42:09.312666+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

I'm sorry, but cell phone battery indicators with a whopping 4 gradations should not be log scale. My mistake for not putting it on the charger last night, but I've carried it for two days and it was just down to 3 bars from 4 this morning, in the 4 hours since it's gone dead. With no use.

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#Comment made: 2003-03-13 20:39:14.828891+00 by: Jeffery

Cell phone batteries suck, and suck big time. Mine barely gives me 45 minutes of communication on a full charge, and it too is nearly dead with no use during the course of a day.

#Comment made: 2003-03-13 22:15:01.385437+00 by: Shawn

That's precisely why I bought a spare (pricey things too) within about a week. Rotating between the two batteries has worked pretty well.

#Comment made: 2003-03-13 22:47:18.81875+00 by: meuon

My new Samsung phone with the large color display works well for 2 days of heavy usage with it's Lithium Ion battery.. but even it must be used and drained repeatedly to not build up 'memory' which is really just an oxide buildup on the electrodes/plates/foil/ inside the battery. Stupid batter rejuvenation tricks include: rapid discharge - not quite a short, but a small bright bulb discharging the battery quickly.. but not completely flat. Then charge, and repeat. This can burn the oxides off of a battery with memory. Ni-Cads are famous for it, and good Ni-Cad charges have a "deep cycle" mode that will do this to a battery to keep it excercised. Still, just letting your battery drain.. before recharging it.. will help.