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    Contributor Azzie50's Avatar
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    [UnAnswered] Prolonging battery life in controllers!?

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    A myth buster about draining the battery 1st before fully charging it:

    "Unlike Ni-Cd batteries, lithium-ion batteries should be charged early and often. However, if they are not used for a long time, they should be brought to a charge level of around 40% - 60%. Lithium-ion batteries should not be frequently fully discharged and recharged ("deep-cycled") like Ni-Cd batteries, but this is necessary after about every 30th recharge to recalibrate any external electronic "fuel gauge" (e.g. State Of Charge meter). This prevents the fuel gauge from showing an incorrect battery charge."

    So basically, recharge it frequently, but every once and awhile drain it completely and recharge it back to full.

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    Sounds about right, having something completely charged for too long does more harm than good

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    I just swap between my two DS3's and have never had a problem with battery life.

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    I suppose having a spare on charge is handy but just chraging regular ain't too much to ask?

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    i usually only charge my controllers when they are completely dead, but now that i know this i will charge them regularly.

 

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