When should i recharge

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  1. Khanandranii

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    I know this question has been asked before but it is very hard to get a straight answer. there are many heated debates going on about this issue.

    From what i have gathered i should discarge the battery down to 0% once a month and then recharge it to 100% this is to recalibrate the meter.

    Can i get an A or B answer.

    (A) recharge it after it is flat.

    (B) top it up.

    If b at what point should i top it up or does it not realy matter.
     
  2. peled

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    Don't think you can get to %0 on the iPAD . It can damage the battery.
    Anything from 10% to 99% left and starting to charge is fine.
    A full cycle is the accumulation of 100% charge.
    1000 cycles will keep you iPAD for quite a few years.
     
  3. SweetPoison

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    From what I have learned here ~ this is not true. It is best to drain your battery completely once a month. :)

    The user manual will tell you just that ~ as will some of the most trusted members of this forum.
     
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  4. Khanandranii

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    So apart from discharging completey once a month, its ok just to top it up whenever?
     
  5. SweetPoison

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    Correct. At least IME, this is what I do, yes. And my iPad is just fine!
     
  6. Byron

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    There are several battery apps, some free, that can help with this issue. I use battery doctor and have been very please with it.
     
  7. Pocobear

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    Technically you can't drain the battery down to 0%, the iPad will shut off to protect the battery and your data, if it didn't you would lose all data. It probably shuts off somewhere between 10% to 15% of actual battery remaining.
     
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    Mine shuts off at 2%. Once a month.:D
     
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    Thanks. I suspected that it is between 2%-5% .
    Now thanks to you we know the final answer.

    And by the way:
    If it gets to 0% it may kill the Battery, because of the type of Chemistry that is used for it's construction
     
  10. BrennB

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    Here we go again! LOL

    Khanandranii --- The reason there is not clear answer is the topic of battery performance, maintenance, and life will always be a matter of debate. I find this true in all forums ipad, computers, phones, etc. It just is... so asking for an A or B answer is still not going to come up with a definite answer. People will ignore the choice.

    My advice: do what feels right for you and be happy with your choice. That's how I approach situations like this where there are too many sides of the fence.

    Maybe a better approach would be a poll post as to who discharges all the way once a month and who tops off continually..

    Personally, I discharge all the way (2% or whenever it forces off) by accident... LOL otherwise I just plug it in every night.. I'm usually down in the 20% range by then anyway.
     

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