All You ever wanted to Know......
         about your cellular phone battery.....
                                              but were afraid to ask!
Thank you for your new battery order
 
 
Before using:
Batteries are new and require charging for 24 hours, with the phone turned off. The light on the phone will go from red to green after only charging for two hours
this is because the phone does not know this is a new battery and thinks it is full because the battery has not had a full charge before (if you stop the charge, the
phone will think this is the full spot and never charge beyond this point again).
It takes two or three full charges and discharges, before the battery gets its full rated talk time and standby time.
 
Thank you agian for your order


Nickel Cadmium - (Ni-Cad)
Advantages
* Charges very fast.  Performs best when fast charged.  Trickle charge not recommended.
* Super durable, it can be cycled (charged & discharged) 750 - 1000 times in its lifetime.
* Easiest to recharge after lengthy storage.
* Safest of all battery types to ship or store.  Also 30% more effective in extreme temperatures.
Other characteristics - (disadvantages)
» Looses about 10% of capacity within the first 24 hours.
» Self discharge rate after the first day is almost 10% per month.

Nickel Metal Hydride - (Ni-MH)
Advantages
* Less affected by “memory”
* Over 35% greater power capacity than Ni-Cad.
* No hazardous materials used to manufacture.
* Can be charged 350 - 500 times, if properly conditioned, batteries with newer technology
   are getting better results.
* Looses about 20% of capacity within the first 24 hours.
* Self discharge rate after the first day is almost 25% per month.
Other characteristics  - (disadvantages)
» Does not like to be fast charged.  Takes twice as long to charge safely as a Ni-Cad.
   This is changing on newer phones where the battery has a IC board that communicates with the phone
   fast chargers are normal. This is why aftermarket batteries are not recommended.
   ( Newer phones would be 2000 or newer that are not Ni-Cad compatible)
   Does not produce a dependable negative delta V to detect a full charge.  Charger may
   need a temperature sensor for safest results.
» Cell tends to warm up more during fast charge /  discharge.
» Costs more than Ni-Cad.

Lithium Ion - (Li-Ion)
Advantages
* High energy density.
* Light weight, almost 50% less than Ni-Cad.
* Self discharge rate extremely low.  Can sit on a shelf after being fully charged for up to 10 years.
Other characteristics  - (disadvantages)
» Takes 8 to 15 hours to charge.
   This is changing on newer phones where the battery has a IC board that communicates with the phone
   fast chargers are normal. This is why aftermarket batteries are not recommended.
   ( Newer phones would be 2000 or newer that are not Ni-Cad compatible)
» Can be charged about 250  times during useful life. batteries with newer technology
   are getting better results.
» More costly than a NiMH Battery.
» Made from hazardous materials.  Danger of explosion during corrosion when exposed to moisture.

Lithium Polymer - (Li-Poly)
Advantages
* High energy density.
* Light weight, almost 75% less than Ni-Cad.
* Self discharge rate extremely low.  Can sit on a shelf after being fully charged for up to 10 years.
Other characteristics  - (disadvantages)
» Takes 8 to 15 hours to charge.
   This is changing on newer phones where the battery has a IC board that communicates with the phone
   fast chargers are normal. This is why aftermarket batteries are not recommended.
   ( Newer phones would be 2000 or newer that are not Ni-Cad compatible)
» Can be charged about 250  times during useful life. batteries with newer technology
   are getting better results.
» More costly at this time about twice as much as NiMH Battery.

Since the early stages of Li-Polymer in the mid-1990's the technology has been of specific interest to mobile phone manufactures, as if allows for the possibility to design even smaller and lighter handsets than were previously possible. The Li-Polymer battery cell does not employ the hard metal casing as do conventional nickel metal hydride or lithium ion batteries. Instead, the electrodes are covered with a flexible plastic or aluminum laminate foil. The battery contains no liquid as do traditional batteries, but instead the electrolyte is poly-merized into a gel like form. This allows for batteries to be designed in a variety of sizes and shapes that would be impossible using conventional battery cells.
In the Li-Poly batteries available now, the 600 mAh Li-Poly battery has the same standby and talk time as the 900 mAh Li-Ion, and this should increase as technology advances.

“Memory” (crystalline formation)
In a batteries cell, Nickel & Cadmium exists in crystalline form.  When “memory” occurs, these crystals
grow, forming spike or tree like crystals that cause poor performance.  If the cells are not “conditioned”
crystals can puncture the separator, leading to the battery shorting or self discharging at a very high rate.
“Memory” occurs when a battery pack is repeatedly charged without being fully discharged or conditioned
to within one volt per cell (there are 5 cells in a battery packs that fir the Motorola Flip), or when left on a
charger for more than 24 hours.

What kind of a battery should I buy? for a Digital phone
Which is best?  With newer digital phones there is not much difference if you use your phone a lot and cycle
your battery often, you may like the less expensive Ni-MH, because of replacing batteries more often. If you
like a lighter phone and do not mind paying a little more the Lithium Ion battery is the way to go, or Lithium
Polymer if is in available for your model phone, these batteries are much lighter and give the same talk time and
standby time as the Nickel Metal Hydride batteries. The more often you can use the battery up before recharging
the longer the battery will last.
If you frequently use a cigarette lighter charger, it is wise to charge the battery and disconnect the charger when full
leaving the cigarette lighter charger attached will keep the battery charging and keep the battery warm, this
will deteriorate the battery cells and make the battery go bad faster then normal.
All batteries are rated by the number of milliamps (mAh) a battery puts out during one hour when it is fully charged.
 The more mAh, the longer the battery lasts between charges.  Check the mAh and “Talk Time / Standby Time” in
writing usually what a salesperson says will be a close guess, these are usually listed in your phones owners manual.
 

What kind of a battery should I buy? for a Analog phone
Which is best?  If you use your phone a lot and cycle your battery often, stick with Ni-Cad.  If you
frequently use a cigarette lighter charger, require more talk time, or can't let your battery totally discharge
between charges, then its worth the extra money to get a Ni-MH.  All batteries are rated by the number of
milliamps (mAh) a battery puts out during one hour when it is fully charged.  The more mAh, the longer
the battery lasts between charges.  Check the mAh and “Talk Time / Standby Time” in writing usually
what a salesperson says will be a close guess, these are usually listed in your phones owners manual.
 
 

Important Information About
Your New Battery

Please put your battery in a protected covering when not in use.

Before using:
Place your battery in your charger and charge for a minimum of 14 hours, 24 hours for most new batteries
, most new phones do not include desktop chargers or charge on the phone so your new battery may need
up to 24 hours please check your owners manual.  Some chargers may show a green light, indicating charge
completion before that time, but continue to charge for a full 14 hours.  Removing and reinserting the battery
after several hours may accelerate the initial charge, in desktop chargers.
You should then be able to use your phone and battery to make and receive calls.  If you do not receive the
rated battery capacity during the initial use, repeat the 14 hour charge process 2 - 3 times.

After this initial charge, you should be able to use and charge your new battery as needed.  Improved
battery performance may result if charging is limited to less than 24 hours.

Battery performance will degrade at extreme temperatures.  Do not store your battery where temperatures
will exceed 60° C (140° F) or fall below -20° C (-4° F).

Please note, your Ni-Cad battery has a self discharge rate and without use will loose about 2% of its
charge per day.

Caution:
 To prevent injury or burns.  Do NOT allow metal objects to contact or short circuit the battery terminals.
Do NOT short circuit the battery to discharge the battery.  Use the proper manufacturers conditioner /
charger to discharge and charge batteries.  (Ni-Cad, NiMH, Li-ION)

NEVER pry open a battery pack.  Opening of a battery pack will void the warranty protection.
NEVER burn or throw into trash.  Cadmium is a hazardous waste.  To help preserve the safety of
our environment, to dispose:  Please take back to your retailer of call your local recycle center.

Battery Charge Times:
Following are approximate charge times to 90% capacity for both the Overnight Charger and the Rapid
Charger.
                                                                                      Overnight                                Rapid
                                                                                  Desktop Charger               Desktop Charger
Slim                                        300-400 mAh                 8 hours                            60 minutes
Slim Extra Capacity                400-600 mAh                11 hours                             90 minutes
Standard                                700-800 mAh                 8 hours                              60 minutes
Extended Capacity                 900-1200 mAh              14 hours                            100 minutes
Super Extended Capacity       1300 -2800 mAh            24 hours                            120 minutes
 

NOTE:  Battery Manufactures may have different instructions, for their batteries, , Ni-MH and
               Li-Ion may have different chargers.  Please read instructions with your battery and your
               cellular phone manual on battery care, use and charging for best results.  For OEM
               (Original Equipment Manufacturer) batteries, please refer to instructions from the
               manufacturer to properly insure warranty.


Additional information Provided by Motorola

Do Motorola batteries have memory effect?
Current Motorola cellular phone batteries virtually do not have any memory effect. Below is some comparative battery information that may be useful.

Lithium Ion (Li Ion) Batteries
Lithium Ion batteries for cellular phones are high energy density batteries that provide greater capacity than comparable NiCd or NiMH batteries. These batteries are typically about 30% lighter (cell for cell) than NiMH batteries. Finally, Li Ion batteries are designed specifically to work with Motorola charging systems to provide optimal charge rate and help maximize capacity and battery life.

Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Batteries
Nickel Metal Hydride batteries for cellular phones provide the same voltage as Nickel Cadmium batteries. However, NiMH batteries typically outperform NiCd under normal consumer conditions and operating temperatures. Nickel Metal Hydride batteries are available in several different sizes to accommodate your cellular needs.

What is the recommended time charge for my battery?
The recommended charge time for an overnight charger, depending on the battery, can range from 12-24 hours. The recommended charge time for rapid chargers, depending on the battery, can be up to four hours. See your user manual for details.

What happens if I leave the battery in the charger for an extended period of time?
Extensive charging may shorten the life of the battery. We recommend not leaving batteries in a charger for more than 24 hours.
 

Charging a New Battery
New Batteries are supplied in a totally uncharged state.

To ensure maximum battery performance, a new battery (or battery that has not been used for several months) should be charged for at least 14 hours before use.

A new battery will require several full charge/discharge cycles in order to achieve its optimum performance. A new battery, or battery that has not been used for several months, may cause a premature fully charged indication. Ignore this indication and let the battery charge for several hours.

Your batteries will not charge if they are not matched properly to the phone connection markings (+ and -). Please ensure that you have installed the batteries properly before initiating a charge.

Battery Performance Maintenance
Best battery performance will be achieved when you regularly charge and discharge batteries.

Battery performance is greatly affected by network coverage and features selected.

If left unused, a fully charged battery will discharge itself in approximately one month.

When not in use, store your battery uncharged in a cool, dark and dry place.

Never leave your battery in extremely high temperatures (over 140° F), for example behind glass in very hot, direct sunlight.

Low Battery Warning
When the battery level is low and only a few minutes of talk time remain, a warning signal (two double beeps) will sound, the border of the battery symbol will begin to flash, and "Low Battery" will be displayed.

When the battery is completely discharged, your phone will turn off.

Charging Your Battery Using the Travel Charger (For compatible models only.)
The travel charger can power the phone and charge a fitted battery. Ensure the local mains voltage at your location matches that of your travel charger. Fit a Motorola original battery onto your phone.

To charge your battery:
1. Attach the correct adapter plug to the travel charger.
2. Connect the travel charger to the phone. The connector is keyed and can only be inserted one way.
3. Insert the travel charger plug into a suitable mains power socket.
4. A beep-tone is heard and the battery icon flashes when charging begins. Your phone can either be powered on or off during charging.

Charging Your Battery Using the Desktop Charger (For compatible models only.)
The Desktop Charger is an optional accessory that allows you to charge both the battery fitted in your phone and a spare battery at the same time, or in sequential order. Compatibility varies by phone model. Check your manual for compatibility.

To charge your battery:
1. Connect the travel charger to the desktop charger socket. The connector is keyed and can only be inserted one way.
2. Plug the travel charger into a standard mains socket.
3. Insert your phone into the desktop charger.
4. A spare battery can be charged on its own or at the same time as the battery fitted on your phone. Insert the spare battery into the desktop charger. Some desktop chargers charge in sequential order: The battery inserted into the phone is charged first, then the spare battery is charged. Check specific desktop chargers for more information.

Batteries charge in about 2-3 hours depending on the battery.

For maximum NiMH battery charging, you should double the charge time.

Charge times will increase if you make or receive phone calls while charging.

It is normal for batteries to become warm during charging.

It is recommended that you use only Motorola Original™ batteries, chargers and other accessories.
 

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