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5 years ago#2
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5 years ago#3
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5 years ago#4
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5 years ago#5
It took like 2 years or so for mine, it 'fully charges' at 75% now

-until I noticed anyway...
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User Info: DiehardFFv2

DiehardFFv2
5 years ago#6
The first time you charge it. Will it be a noticeable difference? No, but it slowly degrades over time. It's not as though you get 500 charge cycles and then bam it magically drops down to 80% of its original capacity.
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UberLurker
5 years ago#8
I have a laptop that's ~8 years old, its seen moderate use and I can get about 1 - 2 hours from a full charge depending on what I'm doing and what power setting I have set. That's about a ~50% decrease over it's lifetime if my off-the-top-of-my-head estimate is correct.

FWIW I always run the battery into the ground before I recharge it... I've heard from various sources that's the best way to mitigate battery memory and maximize it's lifespan.

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kidersx
5 years ago#9
UberLurker posted...
I have a laptop that's ~8 years old, its seen moderate use and I can get about 1 - 2 hours from a full charge depending on what I'm doing and what power setting I have set. That's about a ~50% decrease over it's lifetime if my off-the-top-of-my-head estimate is correct.

FWIW I always run the battery into the ground before I recharge it... I've heard from various sources that's the best way to mitigate battery memory and maximize it's lifespan.


It's the opposite for newer Li-ion batteries, IIRC. That's nickel-cadium.

EDIT
Here's a discussion I googled:
http://androidforums.com/htc-desire/203082-charging-practice-use-till-dead-whenever.html
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JonWood007
5 years ago#10
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Pretty much this. The battery begins to wear the second youy start using it. I noticed a few days after Christmas in HW monitor I already had like 2% wear. Now, 7 months later, it's at 13%. Batteries apparently decay 20% a year or so, from what I've read.
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