Quick Question

Ciara70

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 27, 2012
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Hello,

I am charging my replacement IP3 today for the first time after a complete discharge. While it was charging the power cord became disconnected for about 5-10 minutes I quickly reconnected it to complete it's first charge.

Is this something I should be concerned about or is it not an issue???

Thank you as always,
 

TheWheelMan

macrumors 6502a
Mar 15, 2011
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Not an issue. But don't make discharging it fully a habit. Today's batteries don't need it, and doing so frequently can shorten their lifespan. Apple recommends doing so once a month o calibrate the battery meter. But don't drain it all the way too,uh if you can help it.
 

Ciara70

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 27, 2012
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Thanks TWM - That's good news.... By discharging it 100% this time should I have any concerns??

What would be a sugguested % to drain the battery to before recharging moving foward?

Thanks again,
 

guineapig

macrumors regular
Oct 5, 2011
169
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Italy
Also, modern batteries don't need the first full charge. Over a number of cycles of charge/discharge, the batteries reach their full potential.
This might be useful ;)
 

Want300

macrumors 65816
Oct 12, 2011
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St. Louis, MO
Thanks TWM - That's good news.... By discharging it 100% this time should I have any concerns??

What would be a sugguested % to drain the battery to before recharging moving foward?

Thanks again,
I usually recharge my iPad when it gets to around 30(ish)%... or if I know I will require a full charge like when I travel
 

SunnyStudioNeo

macrumors regular
Jul 24, 2011
161
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I never fully charge or discharge, batteries still work fine. Modern batteries don't need to do full charges. What could have influence is the manufacturing variance.
 
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