How to Maintain The Integrity of The Battery as Long as Possible

Our Smartphone batteries are, at the same time, the most important element and the most delicate, and is that without them our mobile wouldn’t be more than a few expensive paperweight and, in some cases, beautiful. Most users do not fall into the delicate account which are and, therefore, do not respect them as much as we should.

And not speak of autonomy, since this article does not try to do this, but the integrity of our batteries, both physical life. Taking into account that they are fashionable unibody terminals and that we can not easily replace them, we will want to make as much as possible the last us, even more beyond time that we use our smartphone (could be useful as mobile substitution if the new breaks).

You use the official model of your terminal

I think that this is one of the oldest subjects, however, do not they go out of fashion. Each charger in the vast majority of models of smartphones have a series of almost unique electrical properties, Although it is something the manufacturers rarely mentioned and, therefore, many people they overlook.

The best practice is always use the charger that comes with the mobile and, above all, avoid using dubious quality boots that say that they are compatible with the model of your smarphone. More than one him has gone battery to the Club by using the typical charger of the Chinese, and even it has come to inflate the battery or, worse still, exploit.

It is also advisable, if anything, avoid using one higher amperage Chargers used that on your mobile. Normally support more intensity and voltage that put in the documents and, if anything, are able to limit the current that enters the terminal, but a failure in this aspect can greatly reduce the life of your battery or damage it seriously.

It is difficult to imagine the amount of batteries that have been ruined by this failure, and the user, by ignorance, just claiming the company that battery was defective when the failure was theirs by using a non-original charger. And Yes, by using a bad charger can explode a mobile battery. If you use another charger, that is reliable and has the same electrical properties than the official.

If your phone is water resistant, eye when it comes to submerge

In the current catalog of smartphones there is a fairly generous amount of mobile water, being able to soak for a short period of time at a depth of an interchange or a meter and a half (according to the IP certificate). The coincidence is that the vast majority of these terminals are unibody, that gives them an extra estaquedad.

Eye, this does not mean that being your unibody smartphone you can submerge, because mobile phones with a certificate that IP you ability to submerge it have a series of insulating inside and connectors that are exposed to prevent the entry of water. However, careful with the depth at which you get your smartphone.

How you know, deeper, more pressure will bear the terminal, and if this pressure is greater that can support materials to isolate internal components, enter water, and one of the most vulnerable elements is the battery. A short circuit at the contacts of the battery and you can already start thinking about get another mobile.

This is difficult to happen, since in the case of mobile water resistant battery is even more isolated, at least in most models, but if water enters and causes short, say goodbye to your mobile. If no one gets to produce short, simply apply the typical solution to put it (off) in rice for one or two days.

But, and if the phone is not unibody? Cases like the of the Galaxy S5, whose CAP and battery are removable can be quite delicate. As you’ve already seen, the back cover has, inside, an insulating material to prevent the battery and other components from getting wet. Unfortunately, if you go too deep, this material can be ineffective and let the mobile made a brick.

Therefore, the Council is that, if you’re going to sink to your mobile, first you sure that connections are isolated (when have any of tapas as the of the Xperia in a couple of years ago) and, above all, be careful with the depth to which you get it, normally manufacturers care warranty if water enters them inside mobile.

Don’t let your exposed to very high temperatures nor to the Sun mobile

No matter the material that is made to a mobile, either glass, plastic, or aluminum, None of them is perfect to protect the battery from high temperatures problems when it is too hot in the place in which you are. The consequence may be that the battery is full, and even get to exploit.

In the case of the plastic, is a poor conductor of heat, which makes it very difficult between the heat inside, but also that the heat emitted by the internal components out if it is not through a cooling system liquid carrying metal edges that heat.

The problem comes when you put it in a very hot environment or expose it to the light of the Sun, plastic does not “bounce” the heat, but that it is for itself (it is a selfish of life), and that It can affect the “environment” of the interior, especially damaging the battery, the lithium is not too well with very high temperatures.

Regardless of the material that is made to your smartphone, is highly advisable not to expose it to the light of the Sun or places whose atmosphere is very hot

The case of aluminum and glass, much better driving heat, is not much better, but that means that you can move from outside to inside much more easily and that you will leave there also more easily. The problem is that si not has a way to expel that heat it quite quickly, the battery will end up suffering its effects.

The advice is that so don’t get in a place whose environment is too hot, such as a car parked in the light of the Sun, or exposed to direct sunlight (a beach or pool), since the problems referred to above, although the most common is that, simply, his performance will go down can occur.

Do not put to charge your mobile always to the same percentage

This is the only advice that have to do with the habits of load, and is circulating tens of myths and “contramitos” dacquired with the mobile ancient customs erivados and it seems that they pass from generation to generation. There are dozens of myths, as you have to let it download fully every time, when that is detrimental to the current.

In which we will focus now is with what it has to do with the call “memory effect”, and it is a myth that comes directly from nickel cadmium (NiCd) batteries. This myth is almost fake, and I say almost because the batteries suffer if this “memory effect”, but one is a lot less than the NiCd.

To care for the maximum battery, It is recommended that not charging the battery always at the same point (i.e. the same percentage), but varying between load and the moment in which you put it to charge. For example, one day you put it when it is 20%, the next, you can put it at 24%, to the next at 21%, and so on, changing everything.

And as further advice, be sure that the battery drops below 15% if you can avoid it, as a low load may cause harm to the component, reducing significantly its useful life.

So most want, don’t let the battery drill or dispose of it in the trash as if nothing

This last tip is if there is some locuelo of life that likes to assaulting smartphones for various purposes among the readers. As I already explained a few days ago, lithium is a highly flammable element in contact with oxygen and water (in this case is much more pronounced), though it is also a little explosive.

Never, ever, try to drill a battery or leave that something drill it, even if it is a worn out battery (still lithium inside), then the liquid would be battery, and fire is objection to be lithium,, with all the risks that this entails. The test you can see in the video that we’ve put more up, in which the author pierce the battery (with the precautions, that Yes).

Another important tip, do not throw the battery away as if it were a chewing gum, It has a number of highly toxic components that cannot be treated at one plant either. You can recycle it in the same way as the batteries (in a clean point) so that they can be treated as the most appropriate and safe.

In addition, in this way, they can be used to make other batteries, stainless steel or other important elements, so it is not just a matter of caring for our environment, but of lower costs with a view to the production of new materials. We hope that these tips will serve you, and if you have any more, do not hesitate to expose it in the comments.