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    Question Charging 24 hours for the first time?

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    Just got my Pearl today. I am very excited!

    On the receipt, it reads "Don't forget to charge your phone for 24 hours before using it!". I wonder whether it is necessary since it is now fully charged after only a few hours. Any suggestion? Thanks!

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    Re: Charging 24 hours for the first time?

    It's Lithium Ion, it shouldn't develop a memory, you should be good to go...
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    Re: Charging 24 hours for the first time?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ Even though it is li-on you still need to give it a full initial charge. 24 hours is unnecessary, between 12 and 16 is recommended.

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    Re: Charging 24 hours for the first time?

    Thank you for your suggestion. I have left it on the charger. Unfortunately I had to make a few phone calls while it was still charging. Hope it is okay. Now I have turned it off.

    Quote Originally Posted by cp6169
    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ Even though it is li-on you still need to give it a full initial charge. 24 hours is unnecessary, between 12 and 16 is recommended.

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~u coulda just used it then charged it when u sleep

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    Re: Charging 24 hours for the first time?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~im pretty good on my battery and after a intial 7-10 hour charge, but like said before its suggested but not needed

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    Re: Charging 24 hours for the first time?

    I guess this answers many questions...
    http://www.batteryuniversity.com/partone-12.htm

    Now I feel this whole time I was lied to by my Motorola Rep.

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    Re: Charging 24 hours for the first time?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ whoops I didn't I think I only charge mine for 5 hours when I got it. Oh well,battery isn't that expensive anyways.

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    Re: Charging 24 hours for the first time?

    Very informative article! Guess it is hard to dispel a myth.

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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] Preparing new lithium-ion for use

    Unlike nickel and lead-based batteries, a new lithium-ion pack does not need cycling through charging and discharging. Priming will make little difference because the maximum capacity of lithium-ion is available right from the beginning. Neither does a full discharge improve the capacity of a faded pack. However, a full discharge/charge will reset the digital circuit of a 'smart' battery to improve the state-of-charge estimation.
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