Sunday, May 24, 2009

How do I find my replacement cell phone battery?

If you decide it's time for a replacement battery for your cell phone, you can shop with ease at There are a few ways to find your battery:

1. Choose your manufacturer on the main page (such as Motorola, LG, etc.). You will be presented with a list of phones produced by that manufacturer. Choose your phone to see the list of available batteries.

2. If you're not sure what the complete model number of your phone is, use the search tool on to search for your phone.

3. If you know the model of the battery that you're looking for, use the search tool on to find the battery that fits your phone.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cell Phone Battery Do's and Don'ts

  • Allow your battery to fully discharge before charging. You should also "condition" your battery when it is new or if it has been stored for a long period of time by fully charging and discharging your battery 3-5 cycles.
  • Keep your battery dry and clean.
  • Use the battery regularly to extend the life.
  • Recycle used batteries.
  • Buy a new battery from if your battery dies.


  • Drop your battery.
  • Use a damaged battery.
  • Get your battery wet or expose it to extreme heat or cold.
  • Charge your battery if it is only partially discharged.
  • Open a battery or expose the battery to fire.

Cell Phone Battery FAQ

How long does it take to fully charge my battery?

This will depend on your battery, but typically it should take 3-4 hours to charge your cell phone battery. If you find that you have to charge your battery for an extended amount of time and never seems to keep a charge, then you might have a defective battery or your battery might be experiencing "battery memory".

What is "battery memory"?

If you charge your battery when it is only partially discharged, you can "trick" your battery into thinking that the only cells available are the ones that are constantly charging and discharging. The effect is that you are only using half of your battery and the battery life will degrade more rapidly.

How long can I keep my battery on the charger?

Overcharging your battery can degrade the life of the battery due to overheating. Some cell phone battery chargers have timers built in to prevent this, however you should try to remove your phone from the charger when the battery is fully charged. You should definately never charge your battery for longer than 24 hours.

What is the lifespan of my battery?

This depends on the type and use of your battery, but typically a cell phone battery will take about 500 charging cycles over the course of 1-2 years with normal use.

What does it mean to condition my battery?

During the first 3-5 charges of a new cell phone battery you should fully charge and fully discharge your battery. This allows the "battery memory" to be spread across all of the cells in the battery.

Monday, April 13, 2009

How do I know if I need a new cell phone battery?

You should consider buying a new battery for your cell phone if you have to charge your cell phone every day or multiple times a day with normal use. If you find that even short phone conversations seem to drain your battery, it's a good time to consider a new battery for your phone.

See the video below for more information including a demonstration of the "flat test", which is useful when trying to determine if your cell phone battery has deteriorated:

If you decide that it is time for a new battery, or if you need a spare battery for traveling or emergencies, please view our selection at