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when should i recharge my battery in my kindle fire?

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Initial post: Aug 8, 2013, 3:16:46 PM PDT
jh says:
I have a kindle fire hd 7" and wanted to know how low the percentage in the battery should be before charging. Can anyone help me with this? I don't want to ruin the battery

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2013, 3:25:38 PM PDT
jh - Don't let it get below 15%. I recommend this free app: Battery

It has a number of useful features.

* Full page state of charge display when the KFHD is connected to a charger.
* User configurable audio announcements of the state of the charge/discharge.
I have mine notify me with a voice at 25% and at 15% (in case I am busy and don't plug it in right away) and at 100% to notify me that it's fully charged.
* Precise state of charge percentage available in your notifications bar - just swipe from the top to see it at any time.
* Estimates of time remaining for various activities like web browsing, music and videos.

If the free app is not compatible with your Fire, I would still recommend the paid app. It's one of a very few apps I have paid for because I was so impressed with it.

I'm not affiliated with this app in any way, except as a satisfied customer.

This is also a good battery app:
GSam Battery Monitor

Posted on Aug 8, 2013, 4:47:43 PM PDT
Fud53 says:
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Posted on Aug 9, 2013, 6:07:30 AM PDT
The best practice is to keep it topped off regularly. Unlike earlier types of rechargeable batteries, the Li Ion batteries used in all models of Kindle don't have much of a memory effect and don't need to be discharged below any certain level before recharging them, although there many be some minor benefit to fully discharging them once a month or so.

This article explains:

Posted on Aug 9, 2013, 7:14:51 AM PDT
Soulrider says:
As mentioned charge your Kindle any time you'd like. There is no memory effect with Lithium-Ion batteries like with some other previous battery chemistries. Check out for all kinds of information on Lithium-Ion batteries. It's actually better for Lithium-Ion batteries to be recharged even before they run way down. It's also best for them if they aren't charged to or held at 100% for long periods of time either. I don't know how the charging circuit in the Kindle Fires is set up but I would assume it stops charging at 100% but to be safe I wouldn't leave it on the charger all the time. I, like many people I'm sure, will put their Kindle on the charger over night and take it off the next morning. I just wouldn't leave it on there continuously when not in use. If I happen to check it and it's at 96% or somewhere close to 100% I'll take it off the charger rather than charge it all the way to 100% just because it's slightly better for it. It's not something to obsess over and I won't go out of my way to check it but if I happen to I'll remove it just shy of 100%.

And if you are not familiar with him, Fud is the resident "troll" and does nothing but reply with rude posts to insult people. Just ignore him like every else does.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2013, 6:08:56 AM PDT
jh says:
thanks soulrider i will do this

Posted on Aug 15, 2013, 6:11:24 AM PDT
jh says:
thanks to all who responded to me i will keep this in mind

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2013, 5:22:09 AM PST
hungrybill says:
Battery HD!!! What a super app !!! Thanks.
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