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    Due to some issues that I was having with my battery draining too rapidly, I installed Power Hero, at the suggetion of many.

    Questions that I have:

    1. After a full charge, my battery shows that it has nearly 1200 mAH, remaining hours of about 14.5, with a discharge rate of about 110-120 mA. This is with phone ON and network, bluetooth, infrared, and keyboard light OFF, screen at 21% brightness. Is this about normal for what you would see on yours?

    2. If I turn bluetooth on, it seems to make a very small difference in the discharge rate, maybe 10-20 mA, so this really wouldn't be the cause of my battery draining rapidly, right?

    3. I saw nothing in the manual about proper charging of batteries. I know in the old days (the 90's), it was very important to let batteries drain down as far as possible before recharging them. I am assuming with this style of battery, there is no "memory effect" on them. (?)

    Thanks for any wisdom you may provide.
    tim
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    Lithium Ion batteries do not have to be "drained" or run down.
    Mark Bergman
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Bergman View Post
    Lithium Ion batteries do not have to be "drained" or run down.
    Thanks, Mark. I was able to find it in the online manual, eventually!

    Is your Centro running about the same for discharge rate?
    tim
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    Something sounds odd. I have the same settings as you, but my battery is at 64% and remaining life is 19h 35m. BlueTooth "on" makes a small difference. Do you have a weak signal in your area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by adz1966 View Post
    Something sounds odd. I have the same settings as you, but my battery is at 64% and remaining life is 19h 35m. BlueTooth "on" makes a small difference. Do you have a weak signal in your area?
    No, not at all; usually three to four bars.

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm hoping that as my phone gets a little older, battery life gets longer, as some have said it will.
    tim

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