lithium-ion batteries are used in most electronic devices these days. Being light weight and high energy density they're
able to operate at a higher voltage than many other types of rechargeable phone battery.
They also hold a load longer than the old fashioned rechargeable NiMh batteries.
The newer batteries don't have the 'memory' charge problems of their predecessors, if they routinely were charged only to a certain
amount they would get stuck at that point and soon the storage cells became worthless.
Lithium batteries will last longer and be healthier if you let your device drain down to zero once a month. After they are empty,
reconnect them and charge them normally. All data and programs should be unharmed.
Never leave your device plugged in after it reaches 100%. To do so will shorten the life of the battery.
If you are working on your device all day, once the battery drops to 80% or below, it is safe to start charging it again.
One thing to understand about Lithium-ion batteries is that if they should catch fire, start to smoke, give any signs of combustion,
if possible carefully move the device - battery and all, to a concrete surface away from anything flammable, call 911, and wait until it burns itself out.
There is no way to extinguish a fire started with these types of batteries. I know that sounds scary, but they are very safe.
Following these steps will help your battery last longer, you and your device will be happy campers.
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