I never once posted or said it was drawing more then 2 amps. The Nvidia converter box isn't that great either. I was simply stating that better quality parts netted a better result for me. Shortly after, I started to notice the amperage draw inconstancy. At first I thought it might be heat related until I did some more testing using a infrared thermometer on the back of the unit during charge and charge with use. The temps played no part in the amp draw from my findings on my tablet.
I think this is both a software and hardware issue. If you have testing results that differ from mine, please feel free to share. The purpose of this threads was to get info from everyone.
Here it is over there https://forums.geforce.com/default/t...roid-games/15/
I bought this tablet few weeks ago. Last night i put it to charger at 87% after I woke up, and looked at my tablet, it was at 77% at as hot as hell... about 70+ degrees celcius hot... i burned my hand almost. then i took the charger (stock) out and remover the usb cable (stock) from it, the plug was around 60 degrees... almost as hot as my tablet. so I turned the thing off and plugged in to another wall, now with power off, it is not hot anymore.
The battery has been so weak, i can play Brave Frontier with my iPad Mini about 8 hours, with this Nvidia Shield, around 2h and the tablet is while playing so hot ( ~60-70C), that the cover must be on the back so i can touch it. Is that normal? My phone (Z2) runs very hot (~65C) while playing this same game, but not on my old Note 2, that was cool as ice.. If i want to stream and play anything, it must be connected to a charger, then i can stream whole day, battery will last, if charging, a whole day! (It will ran out at somepoint, was at 43% from 100% after 5h of streaming live to twitch while charging) WOW! NICE NVIDIA!
My update carried over from the Nvidia forums...
Tonight I tried a Kopi 20 awg USB charge cable along with a 4.8 amp Limefuel power brick (2.4 each port). I was able to play portal for 1 hour with no drop in charge. It wasn't able to climb, but it didn't drop.
So now tomorrow I'll start testing each piece (both factory and my own) through a actual ammeter while using the device and post my results. I have a feeling both the cable and charger (factory) are not up to par. I'll also try with a 5 amp power source and custom cable to see if I can't net a positive charge when in use. Of course the tablet won't draw that much, but it will absolutely supply the max the tablet is allowed to pull.
Pictures and info to come.
It is also charging MUCH MUCH faster then the stock ever did. After I get my numbers tomorrow, factory cable and charger are finding a new home in my trash bin. Charging is night and day difference. I am starting to feel better about my purchase.
Has anyone noticed that the tablet will drain the battery under use even on the charger?
I was quite surprised by this. Light use yields a charge but native gaming (not streaming) produces a power deficit. Something such as the Face demo will drain the battery in under a hour even on charge. Games such as Half Life 2 I have noticed will yield 5-6 hours of use from 100% to dead.
I have ordered a good 18 awg charge cable and solid 4.8 amp plug I am going to test with it. I have a usb voltage/amp meter coming as well to see what it is pulling during charge and use.
To this extent, I wish they had included an actual charge port to negate the over draw.
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