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18th April 2012, 08:16 PM   |  #41  
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On a normal mobile where you can replace the battery`s easy, I dont care how i charge it.

But as the battery on the HOX is not really user removable, As i am a light user 40% can last me a day easy.

So i will baby my battery, I just downloaded an app called "battery indicator pro" that gives an user adjustable charge level alarm , I have it set at 40%-80% , also you can set a temperature alarm and a battery health alarm, and it give you an estimation of how long your battery will last and also how long to will take to charge.

I spent a lot of time on the website below, same user name.

John.


http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...eries-Included

EDIT : there is no reason you cannot use 10%-90% , your battery will live longer.


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Thanks for clarifying that John but I wonder, are there people (please excuse me if you are one of them) that actually sit around worrying about how many battery cycles they have and charge to 80% and recharge at 40% to save them? (*Or charge to 100% and recharge when it hits 60% religiously)

Maybe I'm just too carefree but that sh&* seems real OCD to me but alas... to each their own. YMMV

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20th April 2012, 08:53 AM   |  #42  
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Any thoughts on one of these? Or any positive experiences with a solar charger for other phones? Where I live there is plenty of sunshine and it would be very handy for camping as well

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2600mAh-S...#ht_1790wt_905
20th April 2012, 06:18 PM   |  #43  
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Those tiny solar panels are no good, you need to buy something bigger and more powerful.

Have a look at the "Goal Zero Nomad" range and the "Goal Zero Power Packs"

http://www.goalzero.com/

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Any thoughts on one of these? Or any positive experiences with a solar charger for other phones? Where I live there is plenty of sunshine and it would be very handy for camping as well

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2600mAh-S...#ht_1790wt_905

20th April 2012, 07:18 PM   |  #44  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tinderbox (UK)

On a normal mobile where you can replace the battery`s easy, I dont care how i charge it.

But as the battery on the HOX is not really user removable, As i am a light user 40% can last me a day easy.

So i will baby my battery, I just downloaded an app called "battery indicator pro" that gives an user adjustable charge level alarm , I have it set at 40%-80% , also you can set a temperature alarm and a battery health alarm, and it give you an estimation of how long your battery will last and also how long to will take to charge.

I spent a lot of time on the website below, same user name.

John.


http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...eries-Included

EDIT : there is no reason you cannot use 10%-90% , your battery will live longer.

Thanks for that. Yeah, now that I think about it, I usually don't go all the way to 0% and never really have. Even with spare batteries on hand, you never know when you have grabbed the wrong one and the spare is damn near dead too.

So I guess subconsciously I have been saving my battery.

*The Anker 5600mA charger/battery pack has been working out great and works as designed. I'll definitely be ready for the Evo 4g LTE once it drop in (hopefully) June.
21st April 2012, 01:21 AM   |  #45  
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Originally Posted by Tinderbox (UK)

Those tiny solar panels are no good, you need to buy something bigger and more powerful.

Have a look at the "Goal Zero Nomad" range and the "Goal Zero Power Packs"

http://www.goalzero.com/

John.

Ah ok thanks, I'll look into those
21st April 2012, 09:34 PM   |  #46  
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http://www.firebox.com/product/2692/...rtable-Charger

I've been looking at getting this one - looks good as well. I have a power monkey one at the moment but need something with a bit more capacity.
22nd April 2012, 06:10 AM   |  #47  
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http://www.belkin.com/sg/IWCatProduc...duct_Id=576804

I got this but with a full charge, its only giving 60% battery to my one x, 64% if the one x is off. After calculations does it mean that its only giving another extra 1152mah to my phone?

Are there any other factors to be taken into account because i bought thinking that it was 2000mah and it providing just almost slightly more than 50% efficiency is unacceptable.

Any electrician/physicist here that can clarify my doubts? Did i get faulty product? I emailed belkin 5 days ago and they haven't got back to me.
22nd April 2012, 06:37 PM   |  #48  
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I jusr ordered http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=260931431762
22nd April 2012, 08:02 PM   |  #49  
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i'm getting my one x in a couple of weeks and i'm a bit worried about the battery capacity. so i searched around a bit and found this: http://androidadvices.com/fix-htc-ba...-software-bug/
someone has found a bug in the software which causes the battery drain on the one x. you can find info on this on several pages, as:

http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/13/h...anagement-fix/

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/htc-...lves-50007651/

http://phandroid.com/2012/04/14/htc-...here-is-a-fix/

http://androidandme.com/2012/04/smar...anagement-fix/

by what i know, htc haven't released an official fix for this but if you're desperate you may want to try it. personal, i'm waiting and hoping that htc will consider releasing a fix or something.
22nd April 2012, 08:56 PM   |  #50  
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http://www.belkin.com/sg/IWCatProduc...duct_Id=576804

I got this but with a full charge, its only giving 60% battery to my one x, 64% if the one x is off. After calculations does it mean that its only giving another extra 1152mah to my phone?

Are there any other factors to be taken into account because i bought thinking that it was 2000mah and it providing just almost slightly more than 50% efficiency is unacceptable.

Any electrician/physicist here that can clarify my doubts? Did i get faulty product? I emailed belkin 5 days ago and they haven't got back to me.

Efficiency of transfer is anywhere from low 80% of rated capacity, to 90% or more if the OEM is upfront about what you're really getting.

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