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Max | 05/10/2014
There are many advantages of having a wireless phone, including the ability to make calls from anywhere and walk around the house while conversing. However, some users often forget to put the headset back where it belongs.
Cordless phones come with different types of rechargeable batteries depending on the phone manufacturer and model. These batteries are designed to last for between one and three years, depending on how the phone owner uses and handles the battery. Rechargeable batteries typically start to progressively lose their ability to hold charge over time, but changing batteries in your wireless phone can be very expensive. So, it is better to make every effort to make your cordless phone battery last as long as possible, with proper care.
Most cordless phones use the nickel cadmium (NiCad) rechargeable battery, though some come with Nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries. Unlike NiMH batteries, NiCad batteries suffer from “memory effect”, which means that when the battery is partially discharged – before recharging – the battery “forgets” that it is capable of fully discharging to totally empty. For instance, a user who routinely uses his cordless phone when fully charged and recharges it every time the charge gets to 50 percent, results in the battery, ultimately, becoming “unaware of the remaining 50 percent that is unused.
While not an issue for the most modern phones, the memory effect is still known and dreaded for claiming the lives of some batteries way too soon.
Fortunately, there is a way to eliminate the “memory effect” in cordless phones with NiCad batteries, which is by performing a full cycle, whereby you fully charge the battery, and then fully discharge it, at least once in every 2-3 weeks. There are different ways to discharge your phone, but you must first unplug your device’s AC adaptor. You can then let the device run on battery until it stops to function. You can check the battery indicator to determine the amount of charge remaining during:
While performing a full cycle to prevent the Memory Effect will help you maximise the performance of your battery, there are other ways to give it long life. For instance, you can keep the battery clean by wiping it with a cotton swab and alcohol to maintain a good connection between the battery and cordless phone; and by exercising the battery, so that it does not remain unused for extended periods of time (beyond 2-3 weeks). Additionally, all batteries should be stored in a clean, dry, cool place if it is not to be used for more than one month.
This entry was posted in Advice on 05/10/2014 by Max.