Extending the battery life of your mobile life can save you money. Replacing the batteries of these devices can be expensive. Often it will be more cost-effective to buy a new mobile device such a smart phone or laptop.
Most mobile devices use a lithium-ion battery. These are very compact and can store a large charge when compared to their size, This why every smart phone that is sold today uses this battery technology. Using proper charging methods and storage will help increase the life span of these types of batteries and also extend the life of your smart phone.
One mistake people make is storing their smart phone or laptop in a hot zone such the automobile during a hot summer day. It is best to keep lithium-ion batteries at room temperature. Don’t leave the device in your automobile when the weather is warm. Your car heats up side because of the greenhouse effect. It might only be 75 degrees fahrenheit outside however it can reach over 100 degrees in your vehicle if the sun is shining. This is especially bad if you leave your smart phone or laptop charging in your car.
When you need to store you mobile device that is using a lithium-ion battery for an extended period of time, keep it in a cool place. Discharge the battery to about 40 percent of its charging capacity. Storing your lithium-ion battery in the refrigerator would be great, but don’t stored it in the ice-box. Also understand that storing your lithium-ion fully charged mean the battery is oxidizing at the maximum rate. This oxidation activity will decrease the life of your battery and you will eventually have to replace it. The replacement will be expensive and often inconvenient. If you own a older mobile device it could be difficult to source a replacement battery that is designed for your device.
Batteries will lose their ability to hold a charge over time, even if they are not being used. In fact in certain conditions a battery being used on a regular basis will live just as long as one that is not being used over the same amount of time.
Every time your charge the battery in your mobile device charging capacity will degrade slightly. This is to be expected. However if you properly take care of mobile device and consider the methods of extending the life you device battery you will save money in the long run.