The basic concern about the battery of a PDA is the way the PDA is actually treated. It should not be allowed to completely drain, if this does happen all information and data that is on the PDA will be lost. The PDA actually goes back to the manufacture state when you first purchased it in a sense.
With this in mind, you should probably charge your battery at night just as you would say your cell phone. Or dock it with the computer, not allowing it to synchronize with the computer. If it tries to synchronize with your computer all you have to do is make sure you hit cancel and the PDA will simply sit on the docking station and charge.
Most PDA’s will also charge the battery while docked. Sometimes with different brands of PDA’s however this is not possible at all. They indeed have to charged by using an alternate cord that plugs into a wall outlet. These cords usually come with the PDA at the time of purchase.
If the PDA happens to get laid in a water spill or something of this sort, it can definitely damage the battery. The PDA should be wiped off immediately and in some case possibly taken to a computer repair place to be checked out. Some PDA’s as they get used and older tend to lose their battery charge sooner than when you first purchased the PDA. This being the case, you can purchase another battery; however depending on where you get the battery from, it could get expensive. In some cases your battery might be under warranty. Usually however, the manufacturer doesn’t warranty the battery for a long period of time.
This also happens if the PDA is used quite often and the PDA battery is constantly being charged. Several times a day and such, with this in mind to maintain good battery performance, check the settings on your PDA. This way when you are using your PDA there are settings that allow you to minimize the battery use. Such as the light going off if the PDA isn’t used after a few minutes. Or the PDA shutting off automatically after an mp3 has played.
Most PDA’s have a light or signal letting you know the battery is low, the same as your desktop computer would do, it is then you should charge your PDA and not wait until it has almost totally lost its charge, just in case you do fail to get it on charge and the battery life goes completely out.
Remember, if this happens all data and information stored in the main memory of the PDA is permanently lost. You cannot get it back. Something to definitely keep in mind when charging and maintaining the battery life in your PDA.
However, in the case that a battery is not holding a charge at all and needs to be replaced you can purchase another one for your PDA. You will need the model number which is usually located on the battery somewhere or the PDA itself. Batteries can be expensive, and normally used batteries are not offered for sale.