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New Poll - Battery Charging
This week's poll was suggested by Stellar Sovereignty. At what point does the level your battery get low enough that you'd strongly consider charging it?

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Pancakes or waffles?
Pancakes - votes: 1082 (30.3%)
Waffles - votes: 1025 (28.7%)
I like both equally - votes: 1085 (30.3%)
I dislike both - votes: 154 (4.3%)
No opinion - votes: 230 (6.4%)
There were 3576 total votes.
The poll ended: November 5th, 2022 10:26am PDT

Looks like pancakes barely scrape by
Posted by lambchopsil on 
November 5th 10:30am
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» Helixo on November 5th, 2022, 4:39pm

somewhere around 3-10 percent.


» LazyReviewer on November 5th, 2022, 6:19pm

It depends. Usually, with modern lithium ion betteries, you're supposed to charge once it drops below 20% (15% according to scientific research, but manufacturers play conservative with this), and not past 85% if you plan to keep the phone for en extended period of time (more than 3 years) without wanting to replace the battery. But occasionally (once every 1-3 months) letting it drop to 1% and doing a full charge will reset the battery's memory.

Never, ever drain a phone all the way (modern phones won't let you, and just shut down at the true 1-3% while calling it 0%. Doing so has a good chance of killing the battery and reducing its maximum capacity to 5% compared to new.


» VawX on November 5th, 2022, 11:21pm

If we're talking about smartphone battery, I usually start charging when it's around 30-40% if there's a charger nearby, which is everywhere nowadays mmm...

If it's another gadgets that use battery, usually when the battery's dead or almost dead mmm...


» HikaruYami on November 7th, 2022, 9:07am

This is something that's decreased more and more over time as batteries get better. Ten years ago I would charge something any time it dropped under 50% if I had the opportunity (like, if there's no opportunity I wouldn't close everything and find a charger, but if there is an opportunity I'd charge it in case the opportunity departs), because "hey, that's only like three more hours". Nowadays I definitely pick 20%, but my wife actually tends to pick 10%.


» Koneko_Nyaa on November 9th, 2022, 10:44pm

I'm a total slacker when it comes to this.

I ignore the 20% warning. I ignore the 10% warning. At the 5% warning, I start to think about finding a charger.

At 1% I finally start to panic and actually get a charger and plug it in.


» Naeko on November 11th, 2022, 3:57pm

With automobile batteries (agm or standard wet cell) in the winter, if the battery drops to 30%, I'll charge it up slowly to between 70% to 80% to reduce the chance of sulfation of the battery plates.


» Great on November 13th, 2022, 8:29pm

There are no new poll ? 🤔


» Riyuri on November 15th, 2022, 11:25am

Did something happen to lambchopsil? It's very unusual for them not to post every seven days :/


» LazyReviewer on November 15th, 2022, 7:04pm

Are you alright, lambcholsil?


» hkanz on November 16th, 2022, 6:31am

It no longer says admin beneath his avatar, maybe he’s stepped away? We can only mourn him and do stuff he finds really annoying to make him come back and edit us


» Alimeru on November 16th, 2022, 8:32am

An update would be appreciated but I hope you are well, lambchopsil.


» ForeignerChan on November 16th, 2022, 2:53pm

I hope everything is okay, lambchopsil.


» the_Cloudborne on November 16th, 2022, 5:56pm

ditto to the above