Cell Phone Battery Tips

By: Kevin Stith

Cell phones have become a part of daily life. They are a necessity and come in handy when you're on the run, on vacation or just out and about. In spite of all the advantages, cell phones are useless when the battery is dead. A few safety precautions can help a cell phone battery stay charged longer.

Always purchase a battery from the company that manufacturers the model of the phone you own. Make sure that you are purchasing the right battery to guarantee that it will last. If the replacement battery is counterfeit, it could lead to all kinds of problems. Reconditioned batteries are useless. They are, for the most part counterfeit and might cause a lot of damage. All major manufacturers of cell phones have their own websites where they provide advice to customers who are not sure of what battery they need.

If you use a lithium ion battery make sure it doesn't come in contact with other metals, as the ions might be disturbed leading to a defective battery. Jarring a battery by dropping your cell phone can cause damage even if the phone looks unharmed. Extreme weather conditions can also spoil batteries. Heaters, ovens, stoves and other hot items can cause a battery to overheat or melt. As with other electronic equipment, cell phones should never get wet. This directly affects the circuit and the battery and causes them to rust.

A used battery must be disposed of properly. Do not crush or throw a battery into a fire. This could lead to a major accident because the battery could explode.

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