charge_cell_phoneI’m sure that you have been told to leave your new cell phone plugged in for an extended period when you charge it for the first time. But according to, lithium-ion batteries, which are used by most new cell phones, require no special treatment out of the box. “Unlike nickel and lead-based batteries, a new lithium-ion pack does not need cycling through charging and discharging. Priming will make little difference because the maximum capacity of lithium-ion is available right from the beginning. Neither does a full discharge improve the capacity of a faded pack.” That’s it – myth busted!


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