Along with technological advances, batteries have undergone constant changes in their structures and compositions, whether cell phone batteries, tablets, cameras, toys, and others. But even so, it is very common to hear several rumors about them and especially cell phone batteries. Thinking about it, we decided to help you, showing you what may or may not interfere with battery performance and give some useful tips, which will help you maintain the good performance of your battery, come on guys!
It is quite common to hear people say that their cell phones have their batteries hooked up, so they usually recommend to each other not to leave the cell phone charging all the time, to let the battery run out completely, to then charge it constantly, not to leave the device in the socket after having completed its charge, do not use the smartphone while the device is charging among other ideas, but is this really all true?
In order to answer these questions, it is necessary to know a little more about the internal structure of the batteries, how they work, what the main types of batteries are and where they are being used, for example, so that we can base our answers on the information obtained.
The internal structure of batteries:
Simply put, the internal structure of a battery is basically composed of two plates, one positive and the other negative, an insulating material between the plates and an electrolyte conducting medium, which must be maintained under controlled pressure and temperature.
Smartphone batteries have a small electronic circuit, it is responsible for the safety of this battery, as it has the ability to monitor the battery’s internal temperature and pressure helping it to remain stable.
The electrolyte is extremely unstable, any event that causes this substance to lose this stability generates an exothermic reaction in the battery, that is, it will release a large amount of heat.
This electrolyte instability can occur due to various internal or external factors, such as a fall of the cell phone, battery exposed to high temperatures or even when the battery’s electronic protection circuit is damaged or fails, due to some manufacturing error. The main cause that can cause the cell phone to explode is its battery, so the need for so much care with it. Now that we know in general what is the internal structure of smartphone batteries, we can answer the main questions about them.
Use your phone while charging:
Using the cell phone while charging, for example sending messages, playing games or watching videos during charging are not advisable practices, they increase the temperature of the device, leading to abnormal heating. It is also common to have an increase in the temperature of the battery, especially if it had a very low charge, so as we have seen previously, the increase in temperature in lithium batteries can be harmful and dangerous, in addition to increasing the charging time.
Charge the phone only after it has completely discharged:
Surely someone has already told you to let your cell phone discharge completely, only then to charge it, otherwise your smartphone’s battery may become addicted. This recommendation is not valid for current cell phones, all batteries that are manufactured for smartphones today are lithium ion, these batteries do not suffer from the memory effect, that is, they are not addictive!
Contrary to what many people think, this practice of letting the cell phone completely discharge is harmful to batteries and this was only done in old cell phones, because the batteries were not made of lithium ions.
Some cell phones with low charge, usually below 7% end up automatically shutting down, or indicate that they have no more charges and turn off, when in fact there is still charge left, this happens because there are many circuits in the device that need some reserve power to store information .
Lithium-ion batteries can be charged at any time, that is, if your cell phone is charging, and you need to get out, you can remove it from the charger without any problems. We recommend that you keep the battery charge between 20% and 80%, never letting it discharge completely.
Leave the smartphone charging all night:
Many say that it is not good to leave the phone charging even after it has finished charging, but this does not actually harm the device, battery or charger. Smartphones, as the name implies, are programmed to know when the battery is fully charged, and the exact moment they should stop charging while the device is still connected to the power source.
In a very simple way, the cell phone has the ability to communicate with a charger, thus being able to interrupt the power supply to the battery. For this reason, we recommend the use of original batteries and chargers of the models themselves, because in their internal structures there are these components or circuits that are capable of offering total safety and quality for the device.
Using these pirated components not only does not provide safety for the device, nor for the user, in fact it will reduce the useful life of the device or charger.
For you to better understand this video below shows in detail the difference between pirated and original chargers, in addition to warning about the dangers of using these pirated devices.