Most people realise that a rechargeable battery has a limited life and this can deteriorate dramatically depending on how you charge it.  This will impact on the use of your mobile phone or other gadget.

Nearly all rechargeables are now  lithium-ion batteries and don't suffer the same 'memory  problem' of old style nickel-based batteries, however they still require some care and attention.

In Summary

  • Perform shallow discharges
  • Don't leave it fully charged
  • Fully discharge it once a month
  • Keep it cool

I've plagiarised this from a rather excellent article over at Lifehacker so please read the full story ... How Often Should I Charge My Gadgetâs Battery to Prolong Its Lifespan?

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