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Old 07/07/2011, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Should I charge my tablet all the time or only after it gets low? So far I have waited till it is around 10% and always charge it 100%. I was wondering if it is ok to do short charges or will that hurt my battery life in the long run?

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Old 07/07/2011, 08:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Should I charge my tablet all the time or only after it gets low? So far I have waited till it is around 10% and always charge it 100%. I was wondering if it is ok to do short charges or will that hurt my battery life in the long run?

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Old 07/07/2011, 09:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Keep it charged as much as you can. I keep mine plugged in anytime I can.
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Old 07/07/2011, 10:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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it is true that as with almost all electronic devices today ( your phone especially) top it off whenever you can --
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Old 07/10/2011, 03:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yep, lithium batterys like regular top ups. That the point of the touchstone, keeps topped up while docked.
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Old 07/10/2011, 04:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Get a Touchstone charger and don't worry about it
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Old 07/10/2011, 08:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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But then again, leaving it on the charger well after it has peaked can adversely affect the batteries over all lifespan.

This can be seen in every rechargeable battery. The longer it is on the charger after 100% the more likely it is to start draining more rapidly prematurely.

My suggestion is do not leave it on the touchstone or charging cable overnight... But if it is very low you can do as I have been and plug it into the computer overnight... YES it does charge it. It does so very slowly. But it will only charge the TP while the backlight is off.
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Old 07/10/2011, 08:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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But then again, leaving it on the charger well after it has peaked can adversely affect the batteries over all lifespan.

This can be seen in every rechargeable battery. The longer it is on the charger after 100% the more likely it is to start draining more rapidly prematurely.

My suggestion is do not leave it on the touchstone or charging cable overnight... But if it is very low you can do as I have been and plug it into the computer overnight... YES it does charge it. It does so very slowly. But it will only charge the TP while the backlight is off.
just follow the article I posted..

Treat it as a Laptop/Smartphone Hybrid.

1. Overnight is fine.. But not 24 hour a day
2. Used charger that put out the correct voltage & amps needed..
3.Discharge fully once every 20 Days..


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Old 07/10/2011, 08:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have been charging my Pre's battery (Mugen 1350) on touchstone chargers (car and home) for almost 2 years, these type of batteries have built in protection circuits that prevent them from being damaged from over charging. Just put it on a touchstone charger and search for something else to worry about.
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Old 07/10/2011, 08:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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charging overnight should not adversely effect battery life on the hp pre line as the charging circuitry is designed to cycle the battery from 100 to 95 and back up. This is the reason that the ui returns a value of 100 for the duration of the high end charge cycle. They did not want people complaining about a phone that went from 100 to 95 constantly while on a charger. Also it is my opinion that you never want to completely discharge a li-on battery as this is very hard on them. They are not subject to forming bad memory so I say leave them on the charger whenever one is handy. I have a pre 2 with a 6 month old battery and dr. Battery still lists the health at 97 down from an original 98
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charging overnight should not adversely effect battery life on the hp pre line as the charging circuitry is designed to cycle the battery from 100 to 95 and back up. This is the reason that the ui returns a value of 100 for the duration of the high end charge cycle. They did not want people complaining about a phone that went from 100 to 95 constantly while on a charger. Also it is my opinion that you never want to completely discharge a li-on battery as this is very hard on them. They are not subject to forming bad memory so I say leave them on the charger whenever one is handy. I have a pre 2 with a 6 month old battery and dr. Battery still lists the health at 97 down from an original 98
Yes.. With a phone battery don't discharge fully.. However laptops & tablets its better to discharge roughly once a month

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Old 07/11/2011, 10:29 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone for your answers. Never really worried about battery life but since the tablet has a non replaceable battery I wanted to know how to make the best of it. I highly doubt I will replace this tablet for two years regardless of what comes out.
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Old 06/01/2012, 04:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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if I am away and not using TP for several months, leave it on charge or leave it shut off just like that, or what?
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Old 06/01/2012, 05:06 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Might as well shut it down. Really no point in leaving it running.
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Old 06/01/2012, 06:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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11 months in now, 90% health...charged at least once a day, sometimes twice.
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