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Do I REALLY need to charge a new mobile phone battery for 24 hrs?

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Gloria42 Tue 09-Sep-08 12:45:29

Cos I really want to use my new Blackberry and can't wait that long!

It's been charging all morning and looks fully charged to me!

Peachy Tue 09-Sep-08 12:46:18


Dh swears you can wreck batteries if you don't do it right.

Dropdeadfred Tue 09-Sep-08 12:48:04

My new phone said charge until fully charged...
It will give instructions in the handbook. Think it was the old batteries that had this problem.

Gloria42 Tue 09-Sep-08 12:51:08

As far as I can see, the book just says "charge to full power" but will check!

Peachy Tue 09-Sep-08 13:34:32

There are different types of batteries- dh explains but I snore LOL- some types can develop a charge memory which caps the amount of charge you can give the phone at lelow maximum. If your instructions say to full you've got the other type

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