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Old July 11th, 2012, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For the last couple of days, my Spectrum is showing battery level at 100%...although that is impossible once the phone has been on for more than 5 minutes!

I turned the phone off yesterday and it reset to the correct, or presumably correct level. I tried powering it down and back today but it's still stuck at 100%. Anyone else seen this and have a fix?

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Old July 11th, 2012, 01:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i had one time when my battery seemed to be going down much slower than usual. Never had it stuck at 100 percent though.
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It's a nice fantasy. Powered down and back on for the 3rd time and it corrected itself. I'm hoping this doesn't become a regular issue.
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Turns out it's only with the new Acesoft battery I recently bought. I got it as a combo with a charger and battery from ebay. It started out fine but after only a few charge cycles it started acting up. It won't show battery life drop on the phone, and the battery won't hold a charge either. Stuck it into the phone last night, and after an hour or two of use, set it down for the night. This AM when I woke, the phone was DOA! Not a drop of charge left. Turns out that this is either just a bad example, or these batteries are just junk.

On the + side, I like the charger. If you plug the battery right into the charger, it will charge in a couple of hours...and has an indicator light to tell you when it's done. Using the USB plug from teh charger to charge the battery in the phone is as useless as any other USB cabled charger. Meaning that it takes 6-8 hours minimum. So, with all of my other charger experience, the results are the same, if you are plugging into the charger with a USB cable, you're doing it the hard way. As in the pic below, you can charge the battery by placing it directly into the charger, which works great and fast, or also by using the provided USB cable, which may not fully charge a battery from 30% to 100% overnight! USB cabled chargers are junk.

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my battery charge to full in about an hour to an hour and half depending on the level of discharge.... gotta love B.O. w/ Blitz!!

On a serious note, I do notice that my phone will stay on 100% longer than any other charge percentage. Im on 1hour 10 min still at 100% ... 3g on. the only use it has had is a couple uploads to Drop box and a couple of pictures taken. It seems like normally that would be enough to atleast drop it to 99%.
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My USB cabled charger that came with my phone charges my phone in about 2 hours. Never had an issue with it
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My USB cabled charger that came with my phone charges my phone in about 2 hours. Never had an issue with it
I haven't tried one yet that will charge from less than 30% to full in less than 4 hours. I'm ONLY talking about the chargers that uses a USB plug to connect to the charger. I have some of the old type that are hardwired to the charger, and those charge twice as fast. I'm talking about THIS end of the USB cable....if it has one of these plugging into the charger 4+ hours...sometimes longer.

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I haven't tried one yet that will charge from less than 30% to full in less than 4 hours. I'm ONLY talking about the chargers that uses a USB plug to connect to the charger. I have some of the old type that are hardwired to the charger, and those charge twice as fast. I'm talking about THIS end of the USB cable....if it has one of these plugging into the charger 4+ hours...sometimes longer.

Yea. I wasn't confused. We are on the same page. And if you bought the spectrum new then you know the charger that came with it (as I stated in my previous post "the charger that came with my phone") is a usb one. And it will charge in a couple of hours when i have it plugged into the wall. Of course using the pc to charge the phone is slow as hell.
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I haven't tried one yet that will charge from less than 30% to full in less than 4 hours. I'm ONLY talking about the chargers that uses a USB plug to connect to the charger. I have some of the old type that are hardwired to the charger, and those charge twice as fast. I'm talking about THIS end of the USB cable....if it has one of these plugging into the charger 4+ hours...sometimes longer.

Huh thats wierd. My usb style charger get the done quicker that my hard wired type. My hard wired type is from my chocolate 3 though also.
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I've tried 3 different USB cable chargers, and all of them suck. Including the one that came with the phone. The hardwired charger I have is a Verizon branded charger, but I forget which phone it's from....and it runs circles around all 3 of the USB cabled versions. And the one that charges the battery out of the phone, the "desktop" type charger is the quickest. Twice I've plugged in my Spectrum overnight, on a USB cabled charger, around 20-30% battery left, and awakened to 74% and 88% charge 7 hours later. Maybe it's the phone, maybe it's those chargers?
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On the + side, the seller on ebay immediately sent me a replacement battery. Hopefully it last longer than a dozen charges.
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I've tried 3 different USB cable chargers, and all of them suck. Including the one that came with the phone. The hardwired charger I have is a Verizon branded charger, but I forget which phone it's from....and it runs circles around all 3 of the USB cabled versions. And the one that charges the battery out of the phone, the "desktop" type charger is the quickest. Twice I've plugged in my Spectrum overnight, on a USB cabled charger, around 20-30% battery left, and awakened to 74% and 88% charge 7 hours later. Maybe it's the phone, maybe it's those chargers?
My guess is you are not using one of the current Roms, all of the current Roms have the charging maximum mAh increased. The spectrum us limited to 450mAh to charge, and the screen plus GPS drains the battery at approx 425mAh so add the drain from 3/4G and your phone uses battery faster than it charges. This is the reason I won't return to stock without at least flashing a kernel over it.

BO 1.2 uses 800 mAh as the charge max, and your phone will cook, it hits a good 112 easy if you charge while using GPS and the screen on. This should charge your phone in about 45 minutes when not in use, also decreased expected battery life to about 7-8 months before it won't hold a useful charge anymore (based off an expected battery life of 14-18 months, around 600-800 charge cycles which I get from prior experience with android phones).

BO 2.0, 3.0, eclipse v0.2, and Black Plague all use 650 mAh. Thus sends to work well, on 4G with GPS and the screen on, I can still increase my battery charge in the car, although it does get a bit warm with all that going on. This will charge your phone in under two hours when not in use (mine can fill up from ~20% in 1.5 hours +/-).

What I learned when I first pre ordered my HTC Evo 4G, from researching online, is that the battery losses anywhere from 2%-25% off its maximum charge (commonly measured in voltage) per year. This percent INCREASES anytime the battery temp exceeds 102 for more than 2 minutes.

My Evo battery would hit 114-117 in the summer if I was using GPS and charging in the car (the Evo could charge at 850mAh or 950mAh (I forget which one) and I bought a 2 port 2.1mAh car charger. In less than 6 months my battery would only hold about 74% charge (it would charge to 100% then drop to 74% even without use, screen off, within the first 15-20 minutes). I spent $70 for the extended battery pack and the same thing happens to it, although not as bad, because I would sit the phone in the door handle and I aimed the side air conditioner vent at my phone. Then it kept the temp under 94 most of the time (i found that holding the phone up to the vent with the back cover off, or so the site blew into the charging and hdmi ports it would take the battery down to about 78-84). I only dropped to about 84-90% after 6-8 months.
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My guess is you are not using one of the current Roms, all of the current Roms have the charging maximum mAh increased. The spectrum us limited to 450mAh to charge, and the screen plus GPS drains the battery at approx 425mAh so add the drain from 3/4G and your phone uses battery faster than it charges. This is the reason I won't return to stock without at least flashing a kernel over it.
The whole post is excellent. Thank you.

I wish there were a way to bump the charge limit from 450mA to like 550 or 650 with or without ROOT no matter what you have loaded.

Maybe they addressed this in the upcoming ICS release. The phone would be almost perfect IMHO.
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Yeah, it's quite frustrating to have the phone plugged in, and still drain the battery while you're using it.
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