Did you know, according to certain estimates, there are more active mobile devices than there are people living today? We have become very reliant on these devices. So keeping them up and running is very important for a great number of people. One of the best ways to extend the life of your mobile device requires the proper care of its battery.
Proper care involves a number of things. This involves a number of things
1. Understanding the technology of the battery running your device.
2. How to properly charge your mobile device battery.
3. How to store it in a manner that will not shorten its life span.
Today most devices use lithium-ion batteries. These are very good battery as they have a very high charge capacity to weight ratio. However they have a limited life span. Proper care of these batteries can extend their life span.
These batteries use lithium ion's to create the charge stored inside. During the discharge phase lithium ions travel from the negative to positive electrodes contained in the battery. During the charging stage an external power source causes what is known as an over-voltage to occur. This causes the current between electrodes to flow in the reverse direction. This process can only occur so many times before the battery starts lose its charge.
This loss of charge is temperature dependent. The life of the battery will be reduced if stored or charged in high temperatures. The anodes in the batteries produce energy when they go through a discharge / charge cycle. If these occur in an abnormally hot environment, the life span of the battery will be shortened. Do not charge your lithium batteries in your car when it is very warm outside. Also consider storing them in your refrigerator.
Proper charging of the battery is also important. Once these batteries are fully charged, stop the charging process. Lithium ion batteries do not need to be fully charged. Although this reduces the batteries run-time, it will be less stressful on it and increase it's life span. It show be noted that most chargers used in many consumer products attempt to charge a battery to its maximum capacity. It sees run-time of the battery is more important than life span. The run-time of the battery, used in you device, can be maximized by understanding how to reduce its power consumption as it goes through the discharge phase.
Taking proper care of the battery in your mobile device will save you time and money. Replacing the battery will cost you money and require time to find a proper replacement.