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Is it possible to over-charge a lithium mobile battery?

Is it bad to leave your phone plugged in for a long time?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Apr. 5, 2011 at 17:03

Not really - provided you use the correct charger, and the battery doesn't heat up to above 40 degrees Cels. However, an incorrect charger that pumps excessive voltage into the battery can lead to overheating. Bad, disastrous overheating. Check the BatteryUniversity on the subject and for more battery tips check out Lewis' article here on mobot

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 5, 2011 at 17:03

Not really - provided you use the correct charger, and the battery doesn't heat up to above 40 degrees Cels. However, an incorrect charger that pumps excessive voltage into the battery can lead to overheating. Bad, disastrous overheating. Check the BatteryUniversity on the subject and for more battery tips check out Lewis' article here on mobot

jenface  Apr. 6, 2011 at 12:05

It does sometimes get a bit hot to the touch, I'll keep an eye on it. Thanks!

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 6, 2011 at 12:41

I find some chargers warm up more than others.
I don't know what phone you use, but for some OS's there are apps/widgets that display the battery temperature. Don't ask me how accurate they are though.

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