02-13-2013 11:35 PM
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  1. foxforce5's Avatar
    I turn mine off before I go to bed and then unplug it about 6-7 hours later. Then (leaving the phone off) I plug it back in until it reaches 100%. Sometimes that takes an hour sometimes two hours. I have noticed that after properly cycling the battery 6-7 times that it is much better. But remember this battery is twice what the original is, so it's going to take longer to charge. I definitely recommend charging it with the phone turned off.
    After having the Hyperion for a few weeks I've noticed that, whether I leave the phone on or off to charge overnight, I wake up, turn it on (if it was off) and see that the battery widget says it's at 100%. Then I unplug it...and it's instantly at 84%. Every time. So I plug it back in and it gets up to 100% in a half-hour or so.

    Just wanted to share that...might be the same situation with yours.

    Also, does anyone have any insight/advice on how long I should continue to let the battery fully cycle? By that I mean let it get all the way down to 10-20% of battery capacity before fully recharging. I have done the full cycle probably 7-8 times now, with it taking a good 2-3 days to drain the battery each time. I'm wondering whether I should stop taking the battery down that far and just keep "topping it off" at the end of the day or even just a few hours of charging time while I'm sitting here at work, not using it.

    Thanks for any responses.
    12-07-2012 01:04 PM
  2. longus catus's Avatar
    After having the Hyperion for a few weeks I've noticed that, whether I leave the phone on or off to charge overnight, I wake up, turn it on (if it was off) and see that the battery widget says it's at 100%. Then I unplug it...and it's instantly at 84%. Every time. So I plug it back in and it gets up to 100% in a half-hour or so.

    Just wanted to share that...might be the same situation with yours.

    Also, does anyone have any insight/advice on how long I should continue to let the battery fully cycle? By that I mean let it get all the way down to 10-20% of battery capacity before fully recharging. I have done the full cycle probably 7-8 times now, with it taking a good 2-3 days to drain the battery each time. I'm wondering whether I should stop taking the battery down that far and just keep "topping it off" at the end of the day or even just a few hours of charging time while I'm sitting here at work, not using it.

    Thanks for any responses.
    Cycling is useful to reset the internal fuel gauge, from charge, full discharge, then full charge. Best without any discharges or other breaks while doing that. And, it's only useful once in a while, and it's best to keep the cycle depth as shallow as possible... aka don't purposefully cycle it deeper than normal.
    12-07-2012 01:38 PM
  3. fireidiot's Avatar
    After having the Hyperion for a few weeks I've noticed that, whether I leave the phone on or off to charge overnight, I wake up, turn it on (if it was off) and see that the battery widget says it's at 100%. Then I unplug it...and it's instantly at 84%. Every time. So I plug it back in and it gets up to 100% in a half-hour or so.

    Just wanted to share that...might be the same situation with yours.

    Also, does anyone have any insight/advice on how long I should continue to let the battery fully cycle? By that I mean let it get all the way down to 10-20% of battery capacity before fully recharging. I have done the full cycle probably 7-8 times now, with it taking a good 2-3 days to drain the battery each time. I'm wondering whether I should stop taking the battery down that far and just keep "topping it off" at the end of the day or even just a few hours of charging time while I'm sitting here at work, not using it.

    Thanks for any responses.
    I found that I had a bad phone. I have had the new phone for a week and with the Hyperion 4400 battery. I am now only using the stock charger and it charges fully within 5 hours to 100% at night, while being on. I have not tried to charge it by having the phone off.



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    12-07-2012 05:11 PM
  4. longus catus's Avatar
    I tested and reviewed that New Trent IMP120D portable battery charter that was discussed earlier in the thread. Short version is, the capacity is as advertised. However, the 2.1A output has some issues...

    12-15-2012 09:19 PM
  5. moe2o4's Avatar
    Hi, Guys. I just purchased the Gorilla Gadgets 4500mah for my Samsung Galaxy S3. (4500mAh Samsung Galaxy S III Extended Life Battery) The battery thickness of it is 10.74mm. I was looking for a case with a clip and a back case to fit the Gorilla Gadgets Battery. I was just tired of using the stock battery and barely getting a day. I have had the otterbox case on the phone with the regular battery and i just love the clip & protection, that's why im looking for another with the clip. Just wondering if the back from the Seidio case will fit on the GS3 with the Gorilla Gadgets battery. If so this case will work?
    12-30-2012 04:41 PM
  6. longus catus's Avatar
    Yes, the seidio cover will work for the gorilla gadgets battery. The seidio battery is 10.7mm or so.
    12-30-2012 05:01 PM
  7. foxforce5's Avatar
    Cycling is useful to reset the internal fuel gauge, from charge, full discharge, then full charge. Best without any discharges or other breaks while doing that. And, it's only useful once in a while, and it's best to keep the cycle depth as shallow as possible... aka don't purposefully cycle it deeper than normal.
    OK, a few months in, now I'm seeing something odd that reminded me of this post....My battery widget showed my % capacity as 15%, but in the detail screen it showed it has 3682mV, with the Hyperion maxing out at about 4300mV. With the % at 15, I kept getting warning messages to charge the battery, it's dangerously low, etc. So, how do I calibrate it, or recalibrate it, to where it's reading the right % of capacity? This just came on, all of a sudden. I rebooted, then removed the battery and put it back in...same deal - I had recharged it back to 3935mV, which showed up as 50% on the battery widget.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    01-15-2013 12:35 PM
  8. longus catus's Avatar
    OK, a few months in, now I'm seeing something odd that reminded me of this post....My battery widget showed my % capacity as 15%, but in the detail screen it showed it has 3682mV, with the Hyperion maxing out at about 4300mV. With the % at 15, I kept getting warning messages to charge the battery, it's dangerously low, etc. So, how do I calibrate it, or recalibrate it, to where it's reading the right % of capacity? This just came on, all of a sudden. I rebooted, then removed the battery and put it back in...same deal - I had recharged it back to 3935mV, which showed up as 50% on the battery widget.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    To calibrate it, discharge until the phone turns off, then charge the battery. Preferably with the phone off - the point is to charge it fully in one shot.
    01-19-2013 08:04 PM
  9. foxforce5's Avatar
    To calibrate it, discharge until the phone turns off, then charge the battery. Preferably with the phone off - the point is to charge it fully in one shot.
    OK, I'll try to do that...it's just tough when I have important calls I have to be on and the phone is telling me it's about to die LOL

    Much thanks.
    01-24-2013 01:32 PM
  10. Yell0w's Avatar
    I Tested and reviewed that New Trent IMP120D portable battery charter that was discussed earlier in the thread. Short version is, the capacity is as advertised. However, the 2.1A output has some issues...

    http://www.batteryreview.info/wp-con...-composite.jpg
    Would you recommend the new trent? Or some other battery charger?
    02-13-2013 01:26 PM
  11. longus catus's Avatar
    Would you recommend the new trent? Or some other battery charger?
    Is there a new one? The one I tested (120D) is fine at 1A charge rate, but looks ugly at 2.1A.
    02-13-2013 07:12 PM
  12. Yell0w's Avatar
    Is there a new one? The one I tested (120D) is fine at 1A charge rate, but looks ugly at 2.1A.
    no, it's the same model, 120D, was just wondering which one you recommended. I was planning to get these battery packs instead of a separate battery so I can charge other devices as well and it's about the same price point. What do you mean by it gets ugly at 2.1A?

    how do you feel about Anker Astro3 10000mAh?
    02-13-2013 11:35 PM
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