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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by manchego7, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. manchego7

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    Hey guys this is my first post here, woke up this morning and took my evo off the charger and waited until 100% went down to trickle charge it again (went to 93% in like 2 min,) And I thought wouldnt it be nice if the chargers came with like a timer? I realized wow, I can actually just go to sears, home depot and buy a timer used for home lamps and lights, that is attached to the socket and set it to 2 1/2 - 3hrs before I wake up... well hope this gives you a bright light. Not sure if this has been thought of yet... :)

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    You can get timers for sockets? I've never seen that before, can you link one?
     
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    Just did a search they are fairly easy to find.

    http://www.google.com/m?hl=en&gl=us&client=ms-android-sprint-us&source=android-browser-type&q=Lamp+timers
     
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    Yeah it just plugs into the wall, then you plug your lamp (or in this case your phone charger) into it. You set the clock and the time you want it to turn on/off, and that's it. They've been around forever (use it to turn lamps on and off when you're out of town so it look like the house is occupied), but they are much more advanced now.

    Old school model

    Digital model
     
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    I don't understand how the timer would work in this situation.

    Is it a one time deal, or regularly swithing it off and then on every half an hour?
     
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    You can sent the timer to lets say 4-7am for it to kick in.
     
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    Oh I get it. You want to start charging at 4am and stop by 7am so that you are more likley to pull it off the charger when it's full.

    I assume this is to start using the phone before it enters the float charging mode.

    I like the idea of a delayed beginning, but I see no need to stop charging at 7am. Either way, assuming the battery gets full at exactly 7am, turning the charger off, and leaving it on will have the same effect. The phone will start using the battery. However, if you leave the outlet on, you have a chance to top the battery back off during the float period...you would lose this if the timer turned the outlet off.

    Another point to consider is that it may not take 3 hours to charge. What if it's full after 2 hours? You will be in the float zone for an hour. And if the charger is off, it can't fill back up.

    My last comment regarding this:

    In standby mode with WiFi on, I only use 1% per hour of my battery. So it seems to me that going into floating power mode for an hour would only use 1% of my battery. Furthermore, it would take 10 hours of charging all in float mode to experience the types of battery drops that people are talking about. How concrete is the evidence that floating charge is responsible for a 15% drop within the first few minutes of use?
     
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    That or you can just get one of those $10 batt+charger on ebay and just swap each morning =)
     
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    that's what I did :D:D:D except it was $6.50 I already had two batteries...just got the charger
     
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