Seidio Innocell 3500 maH Battery/ CaseAccessories


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    Paramedicc Member This Topic's Starter

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    This morning at work I ordered the Seidio Innocell 3500 mAH and my question is when I put the battery in the phone should I have it completely off till its fully charger or leave the phone on and keep it on the charger?? The second question I have is does any know where I can get a case nothing special just something that covers the phone ATM I am using a jelly case my bro got me on amazon nothing special about it...I was looking for something similar doesn't have to jelly..any suggestions
     

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    Paramedicc Member This Topic's Starter

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    BTW I'm sorry I forgot to mention that my phone is an HTC Evo 4G
     
  3. Bagua

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    I would recommend an external charger for the 3500 battery.
     
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    Paramedicc Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yea I will be using an external charger. I got the battery coming and I ordered a case the obly down side about the case Is it doesnt cover the top and bottom but the people who make the battery they are making a nice heavy duty case which I need because I work EMS
     
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    i will recommend it too [​IMG]
     
  6. SouthernEvo

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    I charge in the phone with the phone off at night (I actually get more sleep now ROFL) . As for an alarm clock I have had one for years so the phone can be shut off . I am easily able to get through the day now with quite a bit of texting , emailing , weather syncing you name it and hell even playing on 4G and still end up with 60% battery left at the end of the day . Stock battery would be sitting at 30% if not dead long before then . As for cases just buy the rugged case they are offering for it or just get a TPU case and cut a square about the size of a credit card out of the back of it and your good to go . Yeah the phone gains alittle weight and gets alittle bigger , but the benefits of using all its functions finally outweights that in my book .
    *Voice from Star Wars* "NOW WITNESS THE TRUE POWER OF THIS FULLY FUNCTIONAL DEATH STAR ! MWAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHA lol
     
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    fix'd


    I ordered this on Amazon last night with next day shipping cause I was so excited. It'll be here tomorrow. I don't have an external charger, so I might have to look into it since you guys are recommending one. What are the advantages of this?

    Also I'm told the directions that come with it say to fully charge and fully drain it 6X when you first get it, but then other sources online say not to. Anybody have some insight here?
     
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    Oh good! Didn't wanna sound like a Star Wars snob! Just a big fan.
     
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    It's being delivered today! As nerdy as it sounds I'm pretty excited!
     
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    I personally charge my 3500 with the phone off , If you want you can do the external battery charger if you wish . For me personally charging with the phone off provides me with more than enough charge to make it through the day . Even under heavy texting facebooking email etc etc I usually finish the day with 50-60% battery remaining . This also includes voice calls . Im just not big on takign the back off to charge the battery . HTC should have addressed this issue long ago . I really dont care what others think , a phone should be able to charge bigger batteries in it . Its not like extended batteries is something that just started being produced , they have been around for some time .
     
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    The jury is still out on this, but strong evidence suggests that the problem with charging a 3500mAh battery in the Evo is a result of a ~1500mAh limit that HTC built into the charging algorithm for safety purposes. This might be a time limit instead of a mAh limit but the net effect would be the same: You're only going to be able to replenish so much energy and if your battery is discharged deeper than that you'll end up with a partial charge. The same evidence suggests that your phone will charge a 3500mAh battery normally if it's not discharged below ~50% when you put it on the charger.

    A few reports even suggest that charging from a 1A plug-in charger will replenish more charge than charging from the USB port on a computer (which typically doesn't exceed 500mA (0.5A) and this is what leads me to believe that it's a time limit instead of a mAh limit. For clarity: all these charging scenarios involve charging the battery in-phone.

    My phone habits seem quite compatible with the stock 1500mAh battery but I do plan on getting a Seidio 3500mAh for travel days when my phone use will exceed my normal routine. But I don't have it yet so my "evidence" doesn't come from personal experience. Any charging protocol which requires me to remove the battery from the phone or turn it off at night to charge it is a deal-breaker because I refuse to do one and can't do the other. Consequently I'm closely following this topic in several forums and hope that there's a workaround for the issue.

    Pete
     
  13. JunBringer

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    Yeah I'd rather not have to take it out constantly, it's not good for the backing probably.


    I got the delivery confirmation online but i'm at work! I wanna go home and get it charging!
     
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    Ok I installed it and plugged it in with the phone off. The paper says 8 hours for the first charge, but does that mean with the phone off or on? I don't have the external charger. Little help!
     
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    This battery is the shit. My dad works long hrs at work and wants forget one a day an a half w 4g on texting n net still 84%
     
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    That, sir, is a win.
     
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    Paramedicc Member This Topic's Starter

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    I know man I was like that too I was tracking that shit making sure it was gonna come on the day amazon says
     
  18. JunBringer

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    Mine was there @ 11am on the day it told me, and I got next day shipping.

    BTW I love how it looks and feels! I've used it a lot today (first day after initial charge) and it's still 76%, though it's supposed to work better after 5-6 charges. So far I'm elated!

    Edit: Oh snap just bought this Extended Rugged Add-On Combo from Seidio:

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm really thinking of getting this battery along with the case because I'm tired of charging my phone a few times a day..it's bit ridiculous.
     
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    There are a lot of tips on here on how to save battery life before getting a bigger battery, though I use lots of those and still use the bigger battery just so it'll last ridiculous amounts of time. :)
     
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    I'd just like to let everyone know about my day yesterday. I got up around 7am with my daughter and played on my phone, browsing etc, all morning. We took a nap from 12-2, and I didn't plug my phone back in. Then I worked from 3pm to 7am, that's 16 hours and streamed music from AudioGalaxy for probably 12 or so hours of that. I had wifi on when I was at home and never had airplane mode on. That's 25 hours between charging and I was just below 40%. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a win.
     
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    Hello everyone! I was the same as the OP, very excited about the battery so I had it one day shipped!

    I plugged in my phone, while turned off, at 3 a.m. this morning (I work second shift) and when I got up this morning it was unplugged, which I noticed at 8 a.m. My roommate unplugged it, so I am guessing at around 6:30 a.m., when I plugged it back in at 8 it's showing as fully charged. So I am guessing the calibration is pretty much ruined, it's still plugged in now, and my question is what should I do? I am guessing I should use it until it dies, and then try recharging it? I hope this doesn't mean it's ruined. I am somewhat unhappy.
     
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    My brother wants a second evo battery for his birthday but i was thinking of buying an extended battery instead. There appear to be two. The Seido 3500 and a 2200ma (don't know manuf). The 2200 is a lot cheaper so I wonder is the Seido worth it. I am assuming the Seido makes the phone thicker than the 2200. Also I see from posts he may have trouble fully charging the 3500 with the phone on. Can anyone shed light on which is a better deal and does the 2200 stick out less than the 3500?
     
  24. JunBringer

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    You don't need to fully discharge these kinds of batteries ever. It was probably fully charged when your roommate unplugged it so I wouldn't worry about it. Just make sure the next like 5 nights it gets charged all the way and you'll be fine. Enjoy!


    I can say that the Seidio 3500 is really worth it. I got a good deal on it from Amazon and I love it. I keep the phone on constantly and never have any problem charging it. The Seidio is probably thicker than the 2200 (I haven't seen the 2200 at all) but it's really not enough that it'd really bother most people. The pictures of the 3500 are super zoomed in and make it look like a bigger deal than it really is. I highly recommend the Seidio 3500.
     
  25. amer3

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    my 3500 charges just fine in the phone
     

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