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Question about Mugen Battery 1500mah

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15th February 2012, 02:32 PM   |  #1  
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I'm very curous about this battery for Desire HD. From my experience, 3rd party batteries are generally frowned upon because they usually either

1) Does not contain the advertised charge (mah) amount
2) Does contain the advertised amount of charge but the battery spoils fast, and would be unable to hold charge properly after a few months of usage
3) Heat issues, etc, safety issues in general

It seems like many people in this forum have already got the battery and would like to know whats it like so far. my current original DHD battery has already semi gave way after a year+ of usage, it no longer hold the charge proper and I can only charge up till 60+% before it jumps straight to 100%, as well as battery level jumps erratically.

I went to check, seems like the mugen 1500mah battery http://www.mugen-power-batteries.com...ank-001ht.html cost around $45 US which translates to roughly $56SGD whereas locally the original DHD battery costs $59SGD. Adding a couple of bucks for shipping and all, it definitely works out to be a better battery to purchase if it actually works well (e.g. refer to above criterias).

So I would like to know whether the battery suffer from the problem of holding charge and also any heat/security issues. Considering I've read that many people claim that they get a lot more battery life out of it in their initial usage.
15th February 2012, 05:50 PM   |  #2  
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you can find plenty of user comments in these threads:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=818794

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=997060

Between the 2 threads, there are about 700 comments
16th February 2012, 12:42 AM   |  #3  
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If you can live with a modified battery cover then this is superior to the mugen battery and cheaper too:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1344761

Big advantage here is you can use an original sensation/evo3d battery from HTC and don't have to have rely on 3rd party batteries.
On the other hand you can get as much as 1900mAh instead of the 1500mAh mugen offers.
16th February 2012, 04:07 AM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by paul c

you can find plenty of user comments in these threads:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=818794

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=997060

Between the 2 threads, there are about 700 comments

As a matter of fact I have skimmed through that threads and I don't find anyone talking about how the battery life performs after months to a year of usage. This is a common concern because many 3rd party batteries lose their ability to hold charge very quickly after a short period of time. Of course it can be argued that no one complained about it in the thread but thats not substantial enough. The uesr reviews thats stated in those thread that you have linked are mostly by new users who were "wow"ed by the battery and then stop coming over to the thread altogether.
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13th March 2012, 01:04 PM   |  #5  
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Even if they would reply, you wouldn't be able to use their statements because you don't know how they treated the battery so far.

I received my Mugen battery lately and I will be handling it the way I learned from here:

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/a...ased_batteries
14th March 2012, 01:27 AM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by Ratix0

As a matter of fact I have skimmed through that threads and I don't find anyone talking about how the battery life performs after months to a year of usage. This is a common concern because many 3rd party batteries lose their ability to hold charge very quickly after a short period of time. Of course it can be argued that no one complained about it in the thread but thats not substantial enough. The uesr reviews thats stated in those thread that you have linked are mostly by new users who were "wow"ed by the battery and then stop coming over to the thread altogether.

I have been using the Mugen battery for about a month now, following their instructions on how to handle the battery during the initial charges.

First, you say "3rd party batteries lose their charge.... after months to a year". Well, my original HTC battery after one year, is - I estimate - about 50% of the new Mugen.

OK, a new battery will outperform an old one, but it's not just 3rd party batteries.

When I changed batteries, the OEM one had actually expanded slightly and it did not slide out of its compartment easily. So the OEM is not a perfect guarantee of a lifetime of high power and good behaviour

And, I spent the extra on Mugen and not the 2000mAh cons from eBay - Mugen has built a reputation over time, it is built to a similar (or higher?) standard as the OEM's.

btw look for a coupon that is valid for 10 or 20% I recall off the standard Mugen price.
20th March 2012, 12:09 PM   |  #7  
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test1800mAh
Many businesses will pretend to be the large capacity, we choose the best choice in the factory, so the quality guaranteed some. I bought a nominal capacity is 2300 mAh, I test the actual can reach 1800 mAh.
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does it give you much better battery life?
8th April 2012, 09:36 AM   |  #9  
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So if im charghing my battery and it jumps to 100 from 74pct it shows that my battery is in bad condition?
8th April 2012, 07:01 PM   |  #10  
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Originally Posted by msellars2450

does it give you much better battery life?

Yes, about 22 % (1500:1230= 1,219...)

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