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Batteries

2017-09-05, 15:36 PM

OK have the Moto Z2 Force and bought the wireless Battery/charging mod. Is it good to leave this mod connected when the phone battery only drops to 100/80% depending on setting? Maybe in this day and age it doesnt build memory in batteries like the old days however with my usage I dont get pass the mod battery. Coming from the Droid Turbo I will say this phone is SWEET, however only a couple days old. 

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Re: Batteries

2017-09-05, 16:35 PM

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OK have the Moto Z2 Force and bought the wireless Battery/charging mod. Is it good to leave this mod connected when the phone battery only drops to 100/80% depending on setting? Maybe in this day and age it doesnt build memory in batteries like the old days however with my usage I dont get pass the mod battery. Coming from the Droid Turbo I will say this phone is SWEET, however only a couple days old. 


I don't quite understand your usage description, but leaving the mod connected is fine. I have mine set to mode where it keeps the phone at 80%, but i only use it when i expect heavy usage - then i leave it connected until it runs dry. 


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Re: Batteries

2017-09-05, 16:39 PM

I use mine to charge the phone  over night. I have an older Wireless Charger by my bed which I was happy to be able to use with this mod. So I don't need to waste my turbo charge plug by the bed.  

I like to run without the mod whenever possible. I can almost aslways go a full day without it, but if I need a little top off in the evening I will attach it for a bit. Or, as Alpha said, if I know it's going to be a long heavy day I will run with it, but that's rare so far.

 

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Re: Batteries

2017-09-05, 16:44 PM
Thanks, for the quick response....just meant that the phone battery never drops past 80% with mod connected and my daily usage only dropped the mod battery to 24% leaving the phone battery at 80%. Mainly just use the mod battery for some back protection, not a heavy user normally.
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2017-09-05, 17:58 PM

Ah. I gotcha. If you can keep it at 80% for 2 - 3 - 4 days you will signifigantly extend the usable life of your batttery according to some newish research.

https://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/Tech/2014/0103/40-80-rule-New-tip-for-extending-battery-life

 

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2017-09-05, 18:05 PM

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Ah. I gotcha. If you can keep it at 80% for 2 - 3 - 4 days you will signifigantly extend the usable life of your batttery according to some newish research.

https://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/Tech/2014/0103/40-80-rule-New-tip-for-extending-battery-life

 


That has been out for a while - if you can do it, great. I think the best advice - laptops, phones, etc. is just to use the battery, but don't run it empty all the time. Don't leave it on the charger all the time either. 

 

I have only had one battery fail on me. It was removable and got swollen sitting in a phone in a drawer, not being used. It was removable, so no big deal. My 2013 Moto X phones still work well, and i never did anything special. 


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Re: Batteries

2017-09-05, 18:24 PM
Wow I was a little out of touch on the 80% rule. I would prefer to keep mod attached if only for protection and now maybe extended battery life on phone. Mod and a bumper seems like adequate protection at least for now. THANKS FOLKS!.......Its a long way from my first bag phone.
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Re: Batteries

2017-09-07, 16:52 PM

I do like leaving the tumi charger/battery mod attached. However I wish there was a way to turn it off without actually having to remove it. While the 80% rule is ok I would like to see the phone battery closer to 20% before mod kicks in. Or at least have the mod charge first befor phone. Maybe there is no advantage!

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Re: Batteries

2017-09-07, 19:19 PM

Exactly the opposite here. I don't like hgaving it attached. I prefer the thinness. I think the way it works is pretty perfect. Why wait til it gets to 20?

 

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Re: Batteries

2017-09-07, 22:05 PM
I too like the thinness. Mod just adds protection and additional life if needed. I work outside not always near an outlet. Mod works ok and keeps phone at 80% however Gonna look for a case and just leave mod in vehicle. Still playing with it and not sure what I will end up doing, kinda like a kid in a candy store!
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