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  1. gripweed

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    Kind of a dumb question, but here is an explanation...

    I have the extended plus the standard that came with the phone.

    I was planning on charging up the standard one night in the phone and then throwing it in my pocket in case I need it the following day or two.

    So, if I charge up the standard battery and say don't put it in my phone until 2 days later, is it still going to have a full charge or will it already be down 20-40%?
     

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    Just checked, mine has been out of the phone for a week, I just popped it back in and it is at 94 percent
     
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    Beauty...appreciate the help.

    Very seldom am I away from a charger long enough to worry, but I didn't wanna spend the $40 on an external charger. Hoping a knock off for $10 comes out on ebay soon to make it a little easier.
     
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    @ the OP...The battery not being used should only be down about 5%

    VZW sells an a Charger that doesn't need to be plugged in just charged for around $30...my dad uses it and swears by it. Says he charges the charger ever 3 days or so.
     
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    I do the same thing, I picked up a desk charger with an external battery charger on eBay for about $16. It let's me charge the phone and the extra battery at the same time (plus can connect to your computer at the same time if needed) We just came back from a road trip where we were streaming XM and using navigation . I had the extended battery and the car charger plugged in the whole time , yet in 11 hours, it still drained the battery and I had to pop in the standard battery. Glad I had it charged and available!
     
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    Like the Duracell ones? I have one of those and it seems alright in a pinch.

    Basically...I'll be walking around a city all day and going to a hockey game, so I have three options.

    1) bring a small charger and hope there is a convenient plug to plug into.
    2) bring one of those duracell things, but then I still have to have a cable on me. They do make one that's like 2200maH and has a flip out micro usb thing, but it apparently takes about an hour to charge 20% with the phone off.
    3) have a spare battery to just put in as needed.
     
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    How is it draining your battery if it's plugged in all the time?
     
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    its called the iGo Micro- USB Portable Battery Pack. Available at VZW

    Works man...its a portable battery pack.
     
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    That thing is the size of my phone and only has 1420maH.

    It's nice that everything is built in, but for the same price I could get the Seidio vault with 2200maH and is the size of a typical wall wart or a 2200maH Duracel thing on Amazon for $17.
     
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    http://item.mobileweb.ebay.ca/viewitem?itemId=260913751912

    Like this?
     
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    Amazingly, the phone used power quicker than it charged. Constant streaming, navigation and 4g driving across I 20., lots of rural areas so I am sure the 4g antenna was using a lot of power.
     
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    if you are constantly switching between a standard and extended battery won't it mess up the OS.calibraton of your battery meter?
     
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    That's wild.

    Only thing I ever use it in the car for is navigation from time to time and that's usually a half hour at most.
     
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