If this topic is duplicated from the past thread, please feel free to merge this topic. If there is a better category, please feel free to change it. I couldn’t find a similar topic searching this forum. So, I would open this topic.
I bought Fairphone 3 in November 2019. Then last month, in January 2023 I noticed swollen battery on the Fairphone 3. After noticing it I immediately ordered a new battery and a transparent case again on the Fairphone website. Then after 1 week, I am happy with this new battery and case again. Thanks for the repairable phone!
Here is the photo. The left one is the old swollen battery, and the right one is the new battery.
Swollen batteries are the result of two things: energy density and heat. The swelling is the result of too much current coursing, in a noncontrolled fashion, inside a cell of the battery, which causes a build-up of heat and gas. This happens as the materials inside a battery decay or are subjected to stress or physical damage over time.
The most common cause of a swollen battery is overcharging. Keeping your battery at a high state of charge, according to Shi, can stress it out, allowing it to degrade faster.
Another common cause is mechanical damage to the battery.
Why comparing to Apple batteres is no go? I also don’t understand what the “unless of course you compare 100,000 to 100, 000” means. Could you explain more about it without analogy?
Oh, these are what Apple does? I didn’t know that. Thanks for sharing it.
How to reduce the load?
This is difficult, isn’t it? Do you keep monitoring if it is not charged above 80% during charing?
OK. Could you share the past discussion links about this topic, the ways to avoid swollen batteries? I assumed the tips to use the battery effective or to last longer is a bit different from the tips to avoid the swollen battery. That’s why I created this topic newly. Do you have a concern about this new topic thread?
I don’t understand this sentence. Yes, I will dispose of the old battery in a safe way.
Of course if you didn’t compare to an ‘Apple’ battery it could just be a faulty battery
If my old battery is a faulty battery, how can I avoid it with my new battery in the future?