So, I’m an electrical engineer, been through grad school at that. I know the why’s and rules of charging batteries. But for some reason, I’m insane about charging devices if they are even a sliver under 100% charged.
I truly do not know why I’m like this.
Right now I’m looking at my iTouch and it’s at like 75% charged. I’m fighting my internal desire to charge it up right now. I’ve always been like this. If I have something that is rechargable I get all jittery if I don’t get it on the charger. Somehow, over the course of my life, I’ve convinced myself that the one time I DON’T charge something up I will need it in a LIFE AND DEATH SITUATION and it will run out of juice and someone will say “Shoulda charged dat shit when you had da chance son!”.
My wife is the opposite of me. She will let a battery discharge all the way to the point of the thing shutting off before she will charge things. She will use her laptop NOT PLUGGED IN for DAYS before she will charge. Whereas I will pretty much only use mine unplugged if absolutely neccessary. She will run her cell phone all the way down, only charging it like ONCE A WEEK!! Mine is ALWAYS on the charger.
I know this is unhealthy and makes no sense whatsoever. It’s a compulsion. As a EE I should, and DO, know better, but I continue to do this.
I can’t be alone here. Anyone else like me in this regard?