OK, first of all, i apologise in advance for being almost certain that this question has been answered a hundred times (including a column by Cecil). But i’ve checked the archives, Cecil’spiece, and read through lots of threads and none actually answer my specific question.
Anyway, my question. Just bought a new mobile (cell) phone with the usual Lithium-ion Polymer battery. Sales guy told me to charge it for 5-6 hours first time (i’m guesisng an hour or so will be usual thereafter).
Now, i’ve seen all the stories about memory etc and i understand that there is no need to fully discharge this type of battery between charges etc. But, is the longer first charge thing just one of these things that people have been saying forever and isn’t actually important anymore? Or do i need to worry about it?
If it does need a long charge for the first time i’m curious about how to acheive this. As i understand it the built in charge controller pretty much stops it charging when it reaches full capacity anyway so does having it pluged in for longer actually do anything? Every new phone i’ve ever had has shown to be fully charged after the normal hour or so.
And also, it seems that there is always some juice in the battery when you get them anyway. So i must be too late for ‘first’ charge am i not? Surely if this is necessary it would be best done by the manufacturer?