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General Reason I believe for exploding battery

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Reveille, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. Reveille

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    I believe it is because they used they own quick charging technology instead of the proven Qualcomm 3.0 technology.

    While driving to the A&M football game I used a Qualcomm quick charger 3.0 in my car. I noticed about half there my phone was not really charging much on the car display. So I reached down to pick up the phone it wasn't charging and was so hot it was almost untouchable.

    I placed in front of the air conditioner vent and it comes down quickly. I then used the Samsung quick charger and it charged rapidly with no heat at all.

    My phone had never over heated or had any trouble but this was the first time in 2 weeks I charged it with another brand of charger other then the Samsung charger.

    It appears the decision to attempt to use a different quick charging technology is causing the battery to over heat to me. Which also explains why they didn't notice it in trials because I am relatively sure the people using the phone prior to its release where likely using Samsung chargers so it never over heated.

    Hopefully it is just the battery as they believe because I love this phone. Unfortunately I am nervous it could be related to the charger more then the battery. Let's go hope they can do some type of firmware update to enable Qualcomm quick charging in the future.
     

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    I'm thinking maybe using a wireless charger pad isn't a bad alternative either. Not the fast charge one but a slower charge version.
     
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    You can not use 3.0 Fast Charging on Notes or S6and S7. The phone is not set up for that. Qualcomm 2.0 Fast Charging only. Exploding batteries due to bad batteries with dead cells.
     
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    I use exclusively wireless charging. After chatting with Samsung this morning, I'll talk to Verizon about when a straight swap will be available.
     
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    So with the battery being the suspect now it is replaceable after all, even at home if you're tech handy. Good to know that these are not soldered into the motherboard and can easily be unplugged to replace if the battery starts getting weak. I searched for battery online and it doesn't appear to have been available nor will it be so for a while now. But, at least it's comforting to know that it is an option once your new phone warranty expires to gain better performance if you're a heavy user.

    You can skip to the 2:14 minute mark if you don't care to watch how it comes apart. It's funny to watch him use a heat gun to soften the adhesive between the two halves. He should just plug it into a fast charger and start prying! :D

     
    #6 toptobottom, Sep 4, 2016
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was launched in 2016, before subsequently being removed from production over battery issues.

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