Nokia 1203 - Battery and charger information

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Battery and charger information
Your device is powered by a rechargeable battery. The battery

intended for use with this device is BL-4C. Nokia may make

additional battery models available for this device. This

device is intended for use when supplied with power from

the following chargers: AC-3. The exact charger model

number may vary depending on the type of plug. The plug

variant is identified by one of the following: E, EB, X, AR, U, A,

C, K, or UB.

The battery can be charged and discharged hundreds of

times, but it will eventually wear out. When the talk and

standby times are noticeably shorter than normal, replace the

battery. Use only Nokia approved batteries, and recharge

your battery only with Nokia approved chargers designated

for this device.

If a battery is being used for the first time or if the battery has

not been used for a prolonged period, it may be necessary to

connect the charger, then disconnect and reconnect it to

begin charging the battery. If the battery is completely

discharged, it may take several minutes before the charging

indicator appears on the display or before any calls can be


Safe removal. Always switch the device off and disconnect the

charger before removing the battery.

10 General information

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Proper charging. Unplug the charger from the electrical plug

and the device when not in use. Do not leave a fully charged

battery connected to a charger, since overcharging may

shorten its lifetime. If left unused, a fully charged battery will

lose its charge over time.

Avoid extreme temperatures. Always try to keep the battery

between 15°C and 25°C (59°F and 77°F). Extreme

temperatures reduce the capacity and lifetime of the battery.

A device with a hot or cold battery may not work temporarily.

Battery performance is particularly limited in temperatures

well below freezing.

Do not short-circuit. Accidental short-circuiting can occur

when a metallic object such as a coin, clip, or pen causes direct

connection of the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals of

the battery. (These look like metal strips on the battery.) This

might happen, for example, when you carry a spare battery

in your pocket or purse. Short-circuiting the terminals may

damage the battery or the connecting object.

Disposal. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire as they may

explode. Dispose of batteries according to local regulations.

Please recycle when possible. Do not dispose as household


Leak. Do not dismantle, cut, open, crush, bend, puncture, or

shred cells or batteries. In the event of a battery leak, prevent

battery liquid contact with skin or eyes. If this happens, flush

the affected areas immediately with water, or seek medical


Damage. Do not modify, remanufacture, attempt to insert

foreign objects into the battery, or immerse or expose it to

water or other liquids. Batteries may explode if damaged.

Correct use. Use the battery only for its intended purpose.

Improper battery use may result in a fire, explosion, or other

hazard. If the device or battery is dropped, especially on a

hard surface, and you believe the battery has been damaged,

take it to a service centre for inspection before continuing to

use it. Never use any charger or battery that is damaged. Keep

your battery out of the reach of small children.