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Old 01-12-2013, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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I bought a Naztech Universal Power Bank Model PB5200 for my Samsung Galaxy Blaze to use when I'm out. It works well enough, but I don't know how often to charge it. The package didn't come with any instructions.

Does anyone know?

TIA
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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I own a smaller brand of portable battery backup. As a general rule, I charge it when the LED indicator runs down to 1-2 lights out of 4 for regular, everyday use. When I am planning an extended trip where I might not have easy access to a power source, I fully charge the battery. There is no magic formula or specific time frame as everyone's usage is different based on what activities the use the phone/battery with. Obviously streaming music or video will use more than voice calls and text messaging.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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Thanks. I've got it charging now, it was on two lights.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Just charge it when you get home whether you used it a little or a lot.

The charging circuits for Li-ion batteries are fully automatic and specifically designed to prevent overcharging, so leaving it on the charger longer than needed is no problem.

Li-ion batteries also don't suffer from "memory effect," so there is no need to run them down before charging. (In fact, it's better NOT to run Li-ion batteries down to 0%.)
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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It stopped charging my phone, so I sent it back. I'm waiting on a refund, and will look for a lesser expensive one. That one was $52 from eBay. After I get the refund, I'll start looking around. Any suggestions where to look?
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