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Cell Phone Batteries

A cell phone has become an inseparable part of our lives today. So it is essential that your cell phone be in perfect condition at any crucial moment. The most common mistake we make is neglecting the maintenance and upkeep of the battery of our cell phones. Failing to recharge the battery is unpleasant enough but if it malfunctions then you might as well kiss your phone good bye. Replacing a battery can be a very expensive proposition depending upon the type of phone you use. There are a few simple precautions you can keep in mind which will help ensure maximum performance from your cell phone battery.

Battery contacts need to be cleaned frequently to ensure proper charging of the cell phone. Using alcohol on a cotton swab is one quick way of doing this. Charge the batteries and discharge them fully every now and then. Doing this once a month will help keep your cell phone battery in good condition. If you do not intend to use your cell phone for a long time then remove the battery and keep it aside. Sudden extreme temperature changes can kill a battery or cause a short circuit. An average battery can last up to two years with anywhere between 300 to 500 charging cycles.

Do not charge the battery for more than 14 hours particularly if you are using a nickel-metal hydride (NiMh) or lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery. Car chargers are not a very good idea, so use them only when you are going on a trip where it will be virtually impossible for you to charge you cell phone. Before you buy a new cell phone ask a few questions about the type of battery used in your phone, its expected life and replacement options in case of a defect or problem. Do some research and compare different models before you go to the store.

 
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