Those of you who purchased ebay batteries...Accessories


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  1. candi3188

    candi3188 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    How was your experience? I'm looking for a decent seller. The first guy I purchased batteries from never sent them and I now have a case open with ebay. I still need batteries though. Any recommendations?
     

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  2. RIDEamountain

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    I picked up a two pack from a seller.......they seem to be pretty good. They also 'appear' to be OEM...but one never knows I guess.

    I have 2 of them...plus my original....and I would be happy to send you one for free if you would like as I doubt I will have use for three batteries.

    Let me know, and I will drop one in the mail.

    RIDE
     
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  3. candi3188

    candi3188 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    That would be sweet! I have pm'ed you. Unfortunately, it's getting difficult to separate the good sellers from the bad. It appears as though quite a few people were screwed out of their money with this particular seller.
     
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    JUSTQUAN2 Well-Known Member

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    I ordered off amazon. Came from some chinese or whateva seller. Works ok but im going to order the high cap battery from samsung.
     
  5. pastafarian

    pastafarian P√Ętes avec votre foie Moderator

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    I hope that Samsung stopped the phone identifying non oem batteries and refusing to charge them in phone like they did with the Moment. That was an annoying "feature".
     
  6. B777Williams

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    I got a 2 pack of non-oem off ebay, one worked and didn't hold a charge contacted the seller and they ssent me a new one that works. Also coming from china it got here fast, I will post the link later
     
  7. nickw511

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    Not to be negative, but what good is that spare battery going to do the OP w/o a desktop charger? Plus you never know when one will go bad.

    Anyway, I got the two pack + charger from somebody called shoppinghome66 on ebay. About $8 and took about 2 1/2 weeks to recieve. I am satisfied and the battery swap has been handy.
     
  8. militaryman

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    Uhh, don't the batteries hold a charge for like a week out of the cellphone to around 80% ?


    So charge one in his cell when he's not busy using it especially when he knows he will need one as a spare in the next few days.....
     
  9. jaig

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    I bought [​IMG]these and don't have any complaints about them. They don't last quite as long as the battery that came with the phone, but I got 2 of them plus a charger for $10. They also got here surprisingly fast (like a week and a half after I ordered them or something like that).
     
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  10. Othan1

    Othan1 Well-Known Member

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    Lithium Ion has a resting discharge rate of about 5-10 % per month. So after sitting for one month, it will be at 95 to 90%.

    Lithium-ion battery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  11. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member

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    Besides, the charger alone is only $3 on ebay. And don't expect to use your phone if you're using the usb outlet to charge. The screen goes wonky. I have two and both react the same. Must be a design flaw.
     
  12. Aero1

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    Samsung still has that in place, at least for Vibrant and Epic.

    Message with phone off and oem charger hooked up: alternating charging symbol with battey symbol with yellow trangle warning. no charging occurs

    With phone on, message: "Info: Battery is not connected". no charging occurs.

    Right now I have two ebay batteries doing that and two working ok (albeit testing to 1200 mah

    The batteries that are displaying the flashing warning will charge in the external chrager but not in the phone.

    And ironically the bad batteries are the outright claimed "OEM" with counterfeit G7 with fully faked Samsung labels and part nuimber.

    The other ones, the working 1200 mah ones, have labels that look like samsung labels using samsungs font and logo, but say "For Samsung" with the "For " in tiny print. It is illegal to use the Samsung font since that constitutes a logo use without permission, and it does make their sale fraudulent as well, but they are trying to slip by with that little "for".

    I have had a lot of success with ebay batteries in the past, but there is a LOT of garbage out there in terms of Galaxy S knock off batteries right now.
     
  13. nickw511

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    I have a 1500 ebay battery in my phone right now & I'm charging via USB -- no problems with the screen or getting a good charge.
     
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    I'm waiting for mine. Been almost 2 weeks now. The seller had a 99% rating. Hope it will get here soon, or I have to open a PayPal / eBay case...
     
  15. dbpaddler

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    Not the battery. The outboard charger has usb. If you use it to charge your phone, the screen gets unresponsive.
     
  16. candi3188

    candi3188 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So can anyone confirm or refute that that the non-OEM batteries DO NOT charge in the phone? I have conflicting reports here...
     
  17. Aero1

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    You are getting conflicting reports simple for a rational reason. These are from a variety of sources, NONE actual OEM. some could be fails for quality control, some could be midnight runs from the same factory and fine, some are from generic makers with less than optimum materials, . etc.

    Samsung has a program in many of its phones, including Epic, to check for out of range specifications on inserted battery. If too far out of range you get a message stopping you from charging in the phone.

    Of the four I bought two were out of range. That appears worse than average odds for most buyers. You can check various galaxy s forums and see that most work, some do not, and most are not actually coming up as 1500 mah but colder to 1200 mah.
     
  18. Bitbang3r

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    > Must be a design flaw.

    99.9% of the cheap external chargers on eBay can only supply 350mA. The Epic takes for granted that a minimum of 500mA is available from any USB power source (drawing up to 700mA if the two data pins are connected together). Basically, the charger can't supply enough 5.0v power, and the phone is going into brownout state.

    Just pretend that the USB port on the charger doesn't exist, and use the charger only for charging batteries.

    Generally speaking, you'll always get a better, more complete charge from an external charger than you'll ever be allowed to get from the phone. To avoid even the slightest possibility of a liability lawsuit over a fire, HTC, Samsung, and everyone else (though they went WAY overboard on the Evo) make a point of undercharging batteries to avoid going anywhere near the danger zone. $3 eBay chargers say "fsck'it" and charge the batteries fully. BUT... they charge the battery so slowly, the risk of causing a fire -- even from a fully-fully-super-charged battery -- is almost nonexistent. Fast chargers have to take a much more active role in safety than slow chargers do.
     
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  19. jmichaelsk

    jmichaelsk Active Member

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    I did the same with
    [​IMG]eBay My World - city_out

    The batteries work good get maybe a half hour less than oem battery. the car charges worked great but couldn't get the wall chargers to work without making my screen go crazy and had the same problem plugging into the usb on the stand alone battery charger. Funny thing is that my wifes worked ok only difference is she uses touchwiz and i have launcherpro plus on my phone. The leather case was cheap, tight, and useless in my opinion. I have one of the Stand alone battery chargers plugged into a small inverter in my rig so I can just change batteries and put the other battery on charge in the truck.
     
  20. qbking77

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    Has anyone been pleased with the longevity of the battery life of their eBay battery? If so, post a link of where you bought it from!
     
  21. jmichaelsk

    jmichaelsk Active Member

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    Check my post a above. All in all I have happy with the batteries, car chargers, and stand alone battery charger, and even the window mounts. Like I said maybe a half hour difference tops
     
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