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Old 11-05-2013, 01:31 AM
 
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I just purchase a Note 3 and I didnt see any instructions about charging in the package.

Should I be fine leaving it charging all night?
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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You can leave it plugged in all night. I suggest that you don't charge every day unless needed. Doing so will shorten the lifespan of the battery.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:18 AM
 
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You can leave it plugged in all night. I suggest that you don't charge every day unless needed. Doing so will shorten the lifespan of the battery.
Not true. It's actually better to charge lithium-ion batteries when they've got a bit of charge left in them, rather than fully draining them and then charging.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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I never suggested that the OP completely drain the battery prior to charging. I charge mine when its gets below 25%. My first sentence clearly answered the OP's question.

Did I offend you in some way ??

BTW: charging a battery every day, including Lithium Ion batteries, will affect the lifespan. By their very nature, they can only be charged so many times before charging capacity diminishes. On the average, most cell phone batteries last about 2 years. I have had batteries last for longer and some less than 2 years.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:56 AM
 
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charging a battery every day, including Lithium Ion batteries, will affect the lifespan. By their very nature, they can only be charged so many times before charging capacity diminishes.
I'm not offended, just correcting an oft-repeated myth.

Lithium-ion batteries have a limited amount of charge cycles, but not a limited amount of charges. A charge cycle is defined by a full charge (0-100%).

If you charge a battery from 50-100% twice, that's one charge cycle. If you charge a battery from 67%-100% 3 times, that's one charge cycle. Both will have the exact same diminishing effect on the battery even though you charged the battery 3 times instead of twice in the second example.

Here are some sites that explain this well:

Apple - Batteries

Ask Ars: What is the best way to use a Li-ion battery? | Ars Technica
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Thank you for the clarification, pcity. It's all good. Your links are useful.
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:33 AM
 
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yes you can charge it all night I charge mine all night and it hasn't affected the battery. the phone decides when the battery is fully charged and stops it from over charging
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:28 PM
 
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and BTW did you get the watch with the note 3 as well
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Yes, you can.

With Li-ion batteries, battery management is all automatic. You can't really hurt one unless you really go out of your way to abuse it.

Charge management absolutely must be automatic for this type of battery, because they are easily damaged by overcharging, and they can even catch on fire. The charging circuits precisely calibrated so that this won't happen.

To prevent any lingering possibility of fire, there's a secondary safety mechanism that kicks in if the primary charger malfunctions and tries to overcharge the battery.

With Li-ion, the days of unplugging when full and only plugging in when nearly empty are but a memory.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:00 AM
 
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Yes, you can leave it plugged in. It automatically stops charging with Li-ion batteries.
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