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  1. tee00max

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    I just received my battery yesterday and wanted to know how long did it take for the battery to condition properly to where you can really tell its an extended battery? Mine is still draining just like my standard but I seen on the package that the battery came in it said about 5-6 charge cycles and it will be good. Is this true? Thanks
     

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    I ordered one, but it is still in transit. for the money, I am hoping it is better than what the phone came with!
     
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    yeah man I had to get another battery because the OEM one wasnt cutting it...
     
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    I completely drained my battery for 5 cycles, I can get 24 hrs of moderate use on 2.1
     
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    thats with the 1750?
     
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    I really don't notice that much difference with the 1750. I didn't have horrible drain issues with the stock one though. I called Seidio yesterday to complain that it doesn't really seem to be "extended" and she said that I should expect to get 2, maybe 3 additional hours than I got from the stock battery! Honestly, not worth $50 IMO.
     
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    You can't "condition" a lithium-ion battery.
     
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    yeah thats seems a littel pointless, i may end up getting the 3500 one after all, some people say just pop it in the charger but i like to go a full day and have decent usage with some to spare at the end of the night...
     
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    Yeah it's $70 on the Seidio website. I'll post up how I like it once I give it a couple days.

    Seidio's site says it only adds 3-4 mm to the thickness.
     
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    well im talking to the customer service from sedio right now and they said I can return it for a full refund so i may do that and then get the 3500.
     
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    I would do the same thing. It's only going to cost you $5 more and you'll get twice the battery.

    I think I'll like the added thickness of the phone.
     
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    I would recommed doing that. I was into the read zone by 10 pm the other night, I expected more juice than that for $50. I don't want the phone to be thicker which is why I didn't go with the 3500.
     
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    yeah but I just got the otterbox commuter and its so smooth lol.
     
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    yeah i think im going to give it some more charge cycles and see how it really does through a full day with my normal usage and then i will go from there.
     
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    I've had mine since early January. It did seem to take the battery meter a few days or so until it seemed that it was definitely getting better life than stock. I just did a full 8 hour charge the minute that I installed the battery, used it until the phone would no longer run, fully charged it again, and have used it just normally since then - meaning that I take it off charge when I wake up in the morning, sometimes charge it while I am showering (I work out right after I get up in the morning), and then plug it back in when I go to bed.

    The best remaining charge when I had stock (as I remember it) was 40%, and it was usually around 20% at the end of the day. Now it's unusual for it to be below 50% on the days when I do not charge while showering.

    Li-ion batteries may not need calibrating, but the device that is monitoring the charge state and calculating the remaining life may (and seems to.)

    As for the larger battery, I briefly considered it, but one of the reasons that I chose the Eris over the Droid was its slimness and easy pocketability. If I wanted something thicker, I would have just gone with the Droid. But, that's just me ...
     
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    yeah im going to give it like a week and then if it still seems suspect, then im going to return it to seidio.
     
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    I had the Droid for a week before I got the Eris. They both have the same exact battery size and I hated the battery life on the Droid.

    With the Eris+ extended battery I get a phone that's the same size as a Droid, running the same software with 3x the battery life.
     
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    I have had the 1750 for a couple of months and would say I only get 3 or 4 more hours of usage than I do with the stock battery. The way I use my phone doesn't vary much from day to day so I have a pretty good basis for comparison.
     
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    That advice is to never completely drain a Lithium-Ion battery as doing that shortens its useful life.

    How to prolong lithium-based batteries
     
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    it is encouraged to drain it and fill it up all the way one time (about every 3 months) to calibrate the battery with the battery meter on the phone.
     
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    I'd never do that with mine intentionally.

    To answer the OP's thread question: as it is, with about 35% of life on the meter each evening, I charge over night. As it was new, the day's use brought the meter to about 10% or so.
     
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    For me, 3 or 4 hours would be enough to justify getting the battery. Otherwise I needed to do a lot of stuff that I'd rather not - set notifications to really high numbers, turn off mobile networking, or just carry a charger with me everywhere.

    Again, to each his own, but I bought it after a few weeks of using the Eris that way with the hope that I wouldn't need to worry about that stuff, and I do not (plus, I still have the original that I keep charged for those odd times when I might need it. It's a lot more pocketable than a charger/cord combo.) It was worth every penny, at least for me.
     
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    It took me over a week to really notice a big difference. I did notice a difference immediately but it was small. I now go 2 full days without a recharge. I've used the tips thread. I toggle 3g on and off when I want to. This is an approximation albeit fairly accurate: 90 minutes total on phone, 75+ text messages through handcent, about 90 min on browser total, a few emails a day, and my morning alarm. Completely acceptable and quite good a worthy upgrade imo.
     

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