Battery Care Instructions
Charging your New Battery -- Your new battery will likely arrive uncharged. It is not uncommon for a battery to have a slight charge remaining from the manufacturing and/or testing process. Regardless of initial charge your battery will always need to be conditioned. Please thoroughly read the battery care instruction below before using your battery for the first time.
1. Remove all packaging. Some batteries are shrink-wrapped with a clear cellophane wrapper. This wrapper will need to be completely removed before charging.
2. Install the battery in your phone. It is not uncommon for your phone's battery meter to give a false reading of the battery's charge (i.e. the wrong number of bars) until the completion of three charging cycles.
3. Charge your battery over night (8-12 hours) for the first 3-5 cycles. See battery chemistry specific charging information below for more specific information regarding your battery. To find the chemistry of your battery, look at the battery label or battery description on your order packing slip.
Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries -- For the First Three Charge Cycles, be sure to charge a NiMH battery fully and drain it fully before recharging, this is called deep cycling. You can do so by using the phone or leaving it on until it is completely drained and turns off. This will properly condition the battery and will ensure that it will operate at its maximum capacity. NiMH Batteries need to be deep cycled once every 3 months or every 40 charge cycles to prevent the "memory effect". This is recommended for all Ni-MH batteries.
Lithium Ion (Li-ION) batteries -- Charge time may be less than NiMH batteries and Li-ION batteries do not require deep cycling.
Lithium Polymer (Li-Poly) batteries -- are the newest chemistry of battery. Please follow the same recommendations for the Li-ION battery above.
Battery Care Advice:
- Use a charger designed to work with your phone.
- Charge batteries at room temperature.
- Follow charging instructions above.