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Proper way to recharge E815 battery?


Dec 14, 2005, 6:02 PM
After reading this forum, I've decided to get the E815 if they drop the price back down (am with Sprint right now, am changing to VW).

My current phone hardly holds a charge, and I was wondering if there was a proper way to charge the E815 battery. I currently put my phone in the charger every night when I get home from work.

After charging the phone for the first time it is used, what time interval for charging it would be best to preserve its capacity to hold a charge - daily, only when needed, or what?

I'd like to retain the capacity of the battery at its peak.

TIA, Tom

Dec 14, 2005, 6:50 PM
my boyfriend done went through 3 e815's, i have one and i turn it off when its chargin and i only charge it when it alerts me i have a low battery. i've never had a problem with my e815 and i get really good battery life

Dec 15, 2005, 9:58 AM
I put my phone on the charger every night, and I'm having absolutely no problem with battery life on my e815. A few weeks ago, I had a 4 hour conversation before my phone started beeping about the battery level, and I'm not in a particularly good signal area.
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Dec 20, 2005, 3:49 PM
I have the extended battery and can get up to 6:15 min of talk time but usually average around 5 using the blue tooth headset. I only charge my battery when it alerts me. It is not a good idea to charge it constantly every night unless you have extra money burning in your pocket and have the desire to purchase a new battery at least once or twice a year. I would only recommend charging it when it is just about completely dead that is the best way to condition the battery. So don't believe everything you hear how this advanced technology allows you to charge the battery at any point without building a memory effect. Every been to the doctor for a common cold and he decides to put you on antibiotics?? Yea so him and the drug companies can mak...

Dec 21, 2005, 9:36 AM
I would only recommend charging it when it is just about completely dead that is the best way to condition the battery.

Just fyi - If you get enough replies, someone else will come along and warn you that witht he kind of batteries in cell phones, letting your battery drain down all the way will *also* kill your battery.

Oct 20, 2006, 10:19 AM
I love this phone. But Id like to keep it in good shape for that I think that is better if I charge the battery while the phone is off during the night, at least some times, is that correct?? Anyway the problem is that I turn it off, I plug the charger into the phone and the phone goes back on again by itself. It turns on when the charger is pluged too, if I turn it off with the charger it turns on again by itself. It is my phone haunted>>?? 😁 Some times it works but is anoying i have to try several times until it stays off and just charges the battery,

Dec 15, 2005, 6:50 PM
Some people in this forum have suggested that a battery should be conditioned first before use (e.g., charging it for a long period, and then letting it drain and recharging it again, and repeat this 2 or 3 times before using the phone). Others have said that this is not necessary.

I don't know, but when I first received the phone I charged it for almost 24 hours (I actually forgot about it because I was still using an old phone). Then I realized that I could leave the phone on for around 10 days (without making calls because I still had my old phone) before the battery indicator began to drop. So, when I charged my E815 again I just left it for at least 12 hours, and I did this 2 or 3 times. I'm not a heavy user at all (sometimes I do...

Dec 18, 2005, 9:05 AM
The initial charge should be with the phone powered off, after that it's not a big deal. And you always want to charge it with the home charger.
Once a day you should power off your phone for about 10 seconds, once a week pull the battery for 20 seconds. This resets the phone very much like shutting down a computer. You won't find this in any manual or online directions, it came from the techs at a VZW store.
Nice phone 🙂

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