A Guide To Cell Phone Batteries

Cell phones are one of the best innovations of the past decade. They have ushered in an era where anyone can be connected to others, anywhere, anytime. Text messaging has become a fad, not only among the youth but also on the corporate level. There is hardly anyone without a cell phone these days.

And as it is with technology, the cell phone has evolved in many ways. In fact, it may be the fastest evolving gadget there is, with new models being introduced to the market within just a month of one another. Aside from sophisticated gaming capabilities, most phones now feature Internet browsing via WAP, video and photo cameras, radio and MP3 players. Some even have the functions of handheld PCs, allowing word processing and presentations. All these extra applications use a lot of power.

Most cell phone batteries are Lithium Ion (LiOn)—the most lightweight rechargeable battery kind that does not have an effect on memory.

Most phones offer vibrator alarm features. It is actually the battery that vibrates. Some offer longer talk time hours (hours spent using the phone calling or receiving a call). Cell phone batteries are often specific to the model of the phone. Swapping batteries may cause damage to the units.

Before you use your new phone, first charge its battery for eight hours straight. Batteries need this initial charge. Failure to do so would cause the battery to expire before its intended life span.

Avoid exposing your cell phone and its battery to extreme heat and moisture. Watch out that you do not overcharge your phone. The heat may cause your unit to explode. Avoid dropping the batteries. Occasionally, drain your batteries and charge them fully. If left unused for more than two months, recharge the battery completely.

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