Quote from “Is It Safe to Leave My Smartphone on My Wireless Charger? 4/19/2019 by David Murphy” on https://lifehacker.com/is-it-safe-to-leave-my-smartphone-on-my-wireless-charge-1834138691?fbclid=IwAR3ff4hiOeqenk2-yhlXvESvNRw6xOXHfY65isX46_1sD3dzPzm1ikhPI5Y
. Don’t top it off, but also don’t let it get too low. Let’s continue. Here’s another article from Digital Trends’ Simon Hill, published last year:
“Electrical energy is changed into chemical energy during charging and the reverse happens during discharge,” Dr. Daniel Abraham, senior scientist at the Argonne Laboratory, told Digital Trends.
. The battery manufacturer decides how much energy can be stored in the cell, and that determines how much energy you have available to use.
“The manufacturer decides the upper cut off voltage and the lower cut off voltage, which are fixed, and cells cycle between the two voltage ranges,” Dr. Abraham explained. “As long as you choose the voltage range appropriately, you can cycle the cell thousands of times.”
“It doesn’t matter if you have a wireless or wired charger.”
. It’s not possible to exceed these limits by leaving your phone on the wireless charging pad for too long, or by leaving it plugged in overnight. You also can’t drain the cell beyond the lower cut off limit dictated by the manufacturer. These limits don’t distinguish between power sources.
“It doesn’t matter if you have a wireless or wired charger,” Dr. Abraham said. “You won’t be able to overcharge or over-discharge a cell.”Hill also touched on the whole power cycling issue I previously mentioned, and noted that the best way to ensure you aren’t using up more of your device’s limited battery cycles needlessly, you should take a good look at which apps are running in the background on your device. That will probably have more of an impact on your overall battery life than using your wireless charger more than you think is normal.
. As well, make sure your wireless charger isn’t located, say, in front of a window. Heat will affect your smartphone’s overall battery life. While it might get a little warm from the wireless charging, it’ll get a lot worse if you’re letting it charge and tan.
So where does that leave us? Here are the key takeaways, from what I gather:
. You’ll probably do the best for your smartphone’s battery if you leave it charged between 50 to 80 percent full. You can keep it higher, which might affect its lifespan. You can drain the battery lower, but you’ll start using up more of your battery’s power cycles when you do. Leaving your smartphone on its wireless charging pad won’t destroy the battery. It might have some kind of an effect on its lifespan, but there are other things that are much worse. Make sure you’re getting a reputable charging pad—not some sketchy Amazon knockoff—as an overheating pad (and overheating device) could potentially affect your battery life… and who knows what else. Don’t let your smartphone charge in the sun, whether that’s on your desk, on a long car trip, et cetera.Get rid of apps you don’t need / don’t let apps run in the background for no reason.