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

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  1. tzr916

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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?
     

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

    Is the screen on the whole time?
     
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    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.
     
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    Have you run any other devices with that charger, while they are running a high load app? (Like a game.)
     
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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.
     
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    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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