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Ellipsis 8 battery drains faster than it charges (GPS Nav)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tzr916, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. tzr916

    tzr916 Member
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    I "upgraded" from Ellipsis 7 to 8. I use the Ellipsis for GPS Nav in my work van. I have it plugged in to a high quality charger the whole time. The device states "plugged in on AC" and "charging". But after one full hour of driving the battery level goes from 100% down to 80%, two hours down to 60%, and so on. If I am driving around all day then it can be down as low as EMPTY by the time I get home!

    On the Ellipsis 7, the battery would stay at 100% all day long when used in the exact same manner. Is this normal for the Ellipsis 8?
     


  2. krokus

    krokus Well-Known Member

    Which apps do you have running, at the same time?

    Is the screen on the whole time?
     
  3. tzr916

    tzr916 Member
    Thread Starter

    Google Maps in Navigation mode is the only app running.
    Screen is on while I am driving, when I get to my destination I turn off the screen (but do not power off the device).

    I've never owned a device that drains it's battery while being PLUGGED IN. I would have thought that to be impossible, no matter how many apps are running or if the screen is on etc.
     
  4. krokus

    krokus Well-Known Member

    Have you run any other devices with that charger, while they are running a high load app? (Like a game.)
     
  5. tzr916

    tzr916 Member
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    Yes, I ran this exact same "high load" app (Google Maps Nav) on the E7 and the battery stayed at 100% the whole time.
     
  6. deenydeeny

    deenydeeny Lurker

    I believe it. Mine takes 20hrs to charge and drains completely in less than 6hrs of use. This battery is the worst I've come across in a phone or tablet. Every other I've had takes less time charging than draining.
     
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