Originally Posted by madthing
battery wise, how does the phone intereact with a station battery less or that wears off when the phone is docked
does the phone battery take the relay to power the station or is a powerless station... powerless even with a full charged phone in it?
I am a bit confused with this too, but here is how I think the batteries and charging interact:
The station can charge the phone but the phone can not charge the station.
If the phone is not docked into the station, but the station is plugged into a charger, the station will charge.
If the phone docked into the station and the station is plugged into a charger, there are two options in settings:
1. Intellegent mode: The charger will charge both the phone and station at the same time.
2. Phone preferred mode: The charger will charge the phone 1st before charging the station.
If the phone is docked into the station and the station is not plugged into a charger, the station and phones batteries work independently unless:
1. The Power pack mode is selected.
The station's battery will charge the phone. The station turns off while charging the phone. You can turn the station back on by on by pressing the station's power button on for 2 seconds. The charging mode defaults to Inteligent mode when the power button is pressed or the phone becomes undocked.
Power Pack mode does have some issues however. I do not think the station charges the phone's battery while the station is on, even when in Power pack mode. This means you can not simultaneously charge the phone and view the station'screen. You have to use the 2 second press to access the screen. I can receive calls while in Power pack mode but I had to remove the phone from the station to answer it. The station takes too long to boot up. Texts come through while in Power pack mode but again I had to remove the phone from the station.
Basically this means that while in Power pack mode, you will need to remove the phone to answer calls and possibly texts. Also the phone will not charge if you are using the station. These are issues only in Power Pack mode. The other charging options do not appear to have these issues.
Thats the way I think charging works between the phone and station.