I will be away for 6 weeks. Should I leave my cell phone plugged in - to charge or not - to go dead

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GoodLight7
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I would suggest to leave it to discharge completely. The batteries are typically negatively impacted by leaving them connected to the charger past the time the charge reached 100%. A good practice is also to unplug your chargers and other electrical devices from the wall. It saves energy and reduces the risk of overheating.

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Do not leave your mobile device plugged in after it's fully charged. Although most people do it, you shouldn't leave it charging overnight either. A full charge from an almost-dead battery takes roughly 3 hours if you're using an electrical outlet (varies depending on the model of phone). Using the USB cable and a computer will take longer.

 

Once it's fully charged, just turn it off. When you come back, it should still be full.

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GoodLight7
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I would suggest to leave it to discharge completely. The batteries are typically negatively impacted by leaving them connected to the charger past the time the charge reached 100%. A good practice is also to unplug your chargers and other electrical devices from the wall. It saves energy and reduces the risk of overheating.

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Peregrine
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Do not leave your mobile device plugged in after it's fully charged. Although most people do it, you shouldn't leave it charging overnight either. A full charge from an almost-dead battery takes roughly 3 hours if you're using an electrical outlet (varies depending on the model of phone). Using the USB cable and a computer will take longer.

 

Once it's fully charged, just turn it off. When you come back, it should still be full.

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