Web Desk: People of this century may be smarter and more advanced but still they worry about that charger they left in the power socket, the iron they forgot to unplug, the laptop they left on all night, and to discharge the phone to 0% so that the battery won’t break.
Here are some common misconceptions about the device you should stop believing right now.
Myth: Phones shouldn’t be charged overnight
Modern lithium-ion batteries allow you to charge your phone overnight. These batteries have ability to stop charging when it is full.
Warning: You should worry about overheating the phone. Because the heat exchange is not perfect, therefore, it may not be the best idea to charge your phone overnight.
Myth: You should discharge devices to 0%
Lithium-ion batteries have a limited number of charge cycles, like an iPhone has around 500 cycles. One cycle is the full charge from 0% to 100%. If you charge the battery from 90% to 100%, you use only 1/10 of the cycle.
You can save one full cycle by charging your phone several times a day. Experts suggest that your battery will work for a longer time if you keep the charge somewhere around 40% to 80%.
Myth: You shouldn’t leave the charger plugged in
Safety rules say that chargers need to be unplugged right after using because a fire could start as a result of a power surge. There are four special situations when a charger should be unplugged.
If your house doesn’t have lightning protection, if you have animals, your neighbors have water leaks or if your charger heats up or makes noises.
Otherwise, it is your choice to whether you will leave the charger plugged in or not.
Myth: Laptops may not work if they are constantly charged up
Similarly in laptops, modern batteries block the charging of the battery when it’s full. According to experts, discharge the battery to 0% just once a month. Overheating are more often the cause of any damage. It is a users’ mistake not the charger that can ruin the device.