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What is the meaning of 'trickling stage' in battery doctor application?

Date: 08 Nov 2014   Posted By: Paresh Gujarati     Group: Software & Apps    Category: Software   

I am using 'Battery Doctor' application (downloaded from Google Play) on my Android device to enhance my battery performance. This application performs the necessary actions to increase the battery power and its life.

My question is what is the 'Trickling' stage in Battery Doctor application during charging the phone? How does it improve the battery life? How it is different from conventional charging process?

Do you use 'Battery Doctor' application on your Android smartphone? Read this thread to know the exact meaning of 'Trickling' stage which appears during charging of the phone. Also know how it improves your battery performance.

Author: Timmappa Kamat    17 Jan 2015      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

Meaning of Trickle Charging

Trickle Charging means charging a battery at a low rate. The charger which trickle charge a battery supply low current at low amp rating. Most of the experts believe that it is the the best way to charge a battery though it takes longer time to fully charge the battery, but charge stays longer.
To explain it properly, let us take an example of you leaving the phone on charge overnight. The charger will supply full (rated) current to the battery till it is 100% charged. Once it is fully charged, the charger applies only a small current to keep the battery topped up. This helps in prolonging battery life and saving electricity.

Relevance Of Trickle Charging In Li-ion batteries

Trickle charging was the term used in case of older Nickel cadmium batteries. The charges used to supply current at high rate or slow rate depending on charge state of the battery. But, in case of current day Li-ion batteries this can't be done because batteries run the risk of overcharging and getting damaged. Li-ion battery chargers completely turn off the current once the battery is fully charged. So, there is nothing like "Trickle Charging" in case of today's Li-ion batteries and chargers.

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