Is my battery getting damaged?

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    Junior Member dalesd's Avatar
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    Question Is my battery getting damaged?

    I git my N1 back in February. Last week it stopped responding to the power button, so I swapped it out under warranty with HTC.

    My replacement arrived Friday. It has two problems:

    1) the camera doesn't work (it gives me either a black screen or one of several error messages) and
    2) the battery life is very short (and hot). It'll go through 20-30% in an hour.

    I talked to Google's N1 support, and they agreed there's a problem with the camera that will require me to return this phone. They said the short battery life is likely related to the camera issue.

    The phone/battery runs hot all the time (unless it's fully charged and on a charger or dock), and I've completely discharged the battery four times in the last four days.

    Is this damaging my battery? Is it shortening its life or capacity? Should I insist on a new battery with the next replacement phone?

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    I'd ask for a battery just based on the heat issue and the fact this will be your third phone. Be nice, you can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.

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    Originally Posted by AndroidIsTheTruth
    "Yes I never let my battery drain less than 30% and only let it get that low if I'm in a situation where I'm not near a charger. At that point if it's before 20-15% I just shut it off."

    1> • Discharging your LI Battery fully (or less than 2.4 Volt per cell) is bad for the battery. Every time you do that, it can be said that small part of your battery (some cells) dies (they forever lose their charge). Do not store your batteries depleted, there's a high chance they will die completely or will become very "weak".

    2>• Worst LI Battery treatment is to keep it at 100% charge level at high temperature (think laptop/phone under direct sunlight, like car dashboard).

    3> • Best LI Battery treatment, or LIBattery's "favorite" charge level - 40%. That's also the usual charge level you buy them with.

    4> LIBs like frequent partial charges/discharges more than they like full charges/discharges.

    Please ADD more information/correct me if I made a mistake somewhere,

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by aseems View Post
    Discharging your LI Battery fully (or less than 2.4 Volt per cell) is bad for the battery. Every time you do that, it can be said that small part of your battery (some cells) dies...
    That's true for multi-celled LI batteries, but the ones in our phones are single celled.




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    Quote Originally Posted by keyplyr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aseems View Post
    Discharging your LI Battery fully (or less than 2.4 Volt per cell) is bad for the battery. Every time you do that, it can be said that small part of your battery (some cells) dies...
    That's true for multi-celled LI batteries, but the ones in our phones are single celled.
    THANKS Keyplyr!
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