Mobile Phone Forums
Welcome to the Mobile Phone Forums

Go Back   Mobile Phone Forums > Mobile Phones > Accessories
Register FAQ Mark Forums Read

Accessories Talk about Chargers, Car Kits, Cases, Bluetooth, Wireless Headsets, Handsfree, Datacables etc here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-04-2006, 4:09 PM
chattycathy chattycathy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10
chattycathy is on a distinguished road
Is it bad to use your car charger?

My hubby keeps telling me to stop keeping my phone hooked up to my car charger all the time, because it is bad for the battery! I don't carry my phone into work so I just keep it hooked up to the charger. That way it will always be charged. Is it bad?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-04-2006, 8:49 PM
James James is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 8
James is on a distinguished road
My battery appears to be still functioning at its best and I have had it in a car charger for thousands of hours. I don't have that problem, so I don't think that is true.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-04-2006, 1:37 AM
Hannah Hannah is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 74
Hannah is on a distinguished road
Yeah, the car charger is just normal. I use it almost exclusively and I've never had any battery problems with any phones, which I've had for years.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-04-2006, 12:55 PM
platinum platinum is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 25
platinum is on a distinguished road
Batteries constantly plugged in will see a reduction on lifespan. Its best if you let your battery die and then fully recharge it and unplug it - this way you get maximum capacity out of your battery. The more you have it plugged in unneccesarily the less battery life time you will get when not plugged in.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 14-04-2006, 8:06 PM
Tomcat7194 Tomcat7194 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 25
Tomcat7194 is on a distinguished road
I think it would depend on what kind of battery your cellphone uses. Older phones sometimes use NiCad batteries, which develop "memory" and can't be fully recharged. Newer ones use NiMH (or even lithium ion) batteries which don't suffer that problem. Here's some info on the difference:
http://www.servocity.com/html/nicad_...batteries.html
Tom
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 21-06-2006, 3:58 AM
Trish Trish is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Phone: LG VX8100
Network: Verizon
Posts: 61
Trish is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by platinum
Batteries constantly plugged in will see a reduction on lifespan. Its best if you let your battery die and then fully recharge it and unplug it - this way you get maximum capacity out of your battery. The more you have it plugged in unneccesarily the less battery life time you will get when not plugged in.
I would have to disagree with that. People say the same thing about laptops, that you should let the battery die or get low then recharge it.
I don't think that keeping the phone charged up for hours while she's at work would affect it.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 19-04-2006, 3:37 AM
Jagg Jagg is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Phone: Nokia 3310
Network: iiNet
Posts: 10
Jagg is on a distinguished road
Not really, unless like what Tomcat said, old phones are dodgy and can't be fully recharged.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 20-04-2006, 12:40 AM
ebittner ebittner is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 57
ebittner is on a distinguished road
I think it is bad becasue most batteires are only made to be charged 500 times and if you have iti n your car every time you turn your car on the counter from 500 goes down 1 "not literaly". After less then a year you will need a new battery.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 20-04-2006, 1:58 AM
Belson17 Belson17 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Phone: Nokia
Network: T-Mobile
Posts: 24
Belson17 is on a distinguished road
I keep my phone plugged into my the cigarette lighter until I see the battery is full. Then I unplug it. Then when the battery goes down a notch I plug it back in. I haven't had any problems so far.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 20-04-2006, 8:55 PM
seeemilywrite seeemilywrite is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Phone: motorola v710
Network: verizon
Posts: 95
seeemilywrite is on a distinguished road
Most batteries dont have a "memory" now. This may have been true 10 years ago, now not at all.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 20-06-2006, 10:06 PM
dshiznitsixt9 dshiznitsixt9 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 113
dshiznitsixt9 is on a distinguished road
Maybe he dont mean your cell phone battery. Maybe its his car battery because it does eat a lot of the battery to run a charger.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 21-06-2006, 11:17 PM
dshiznitsixt9 dshiznitsixt9 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 113
dshiznitsixt9 is on a distinguished road
Actually letting your battery die is the worst thing you can do. That explains why you buy a cordless phone and it last 8 hours talk time and ends up dying down to only lasting about 30 minutes. I know from experience! lol.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 22-06-2006, 2:32 AM
Erin3858 Erin3858 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 29
Erin3858 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by dshiznitsixt9
Actually letting your battery die is the worst thing you can do. That explains why you buy a cordless phone and it last 8 hours talk time and ends up dying down to only lasting about 30 minutes. I know from experience! lol.

ditto on that for cordless phones. Have had a problem with every cordless phone I have had for that reason. I have to agree when u said maybe he was talking about the car battery rather than the cell phone battery. I always charge my phone in the car, and my cell phone battery seems fine.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 22-06-2006, 6:58 PM
dshiznitsixt9 dshiznitsixt9 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 113
dshiznitsixt9 is on a distinguished road
Yeah it sucks when a relative calls and ur phone dies
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 22-06-2006, 10:22 PM
Trish Trish is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Phone: LG VX8100
Network: Verizon
Posts: 61
Trish is on a distinguished road
Well that depends on which relative it is, sometimes I wouldn't mind at all for my phone to die during a call, lol.

But anyways, I've had that problem with a few cordless phones myself.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lost My charger whyme Accessories 17 26-06-2006 5:08 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC6 © 2006, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright ©2015 PhoneForums.org