- 09-23-2010, 12:31 PM #76
- 09-25-2010, 07:57 PM #77
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Cory, excellent sticky on the battery issue with the HTC Incredible. I am a long distance cyclist - recumbent and I use RunKeeper to track my rides. This app sucks the battery very quickly so I take a spare, as I can be out for 8 to 10 hours. Here's my question, I have a couple of great portable solar panels that I use charging my Ipod and my previous cell phones. The output is 290m Amps /@ 7.6V when in single mode (i hooked these up in series to get 18V / 290 mAmps) and I try to use the Verizon Car charger. The system just freaks out with just one panel at 7.6v / 290mAmps. It is apparent that the 500 mAmp is not the threshold but much lower. So now I am going to a 3rd battery.
- 09-27-2010, 02:59 PM #78
Just wanted to let everyone know that I disabled my roaming and my battery has lasted most of the day so far. I am at 73% and it is 3pm. I did the bump charge a couple days ago which didn't seem to help much. I charged it overnight last night and ade some phone calls, played a game, mutiple texts and emails. A friend with an EVO heard disabling the roaming helps. I live in a metropolitan area so I don't really roam anyway until I go out of town. It makes sense because if you get a low signal (1 bar or so) the phone is looking for a stronger signal somewhere.
Try it out and let me know what you think!!
- 09-28-2010, 11:31 AM #79
- 09-28-2010, 11:41 AM #80
I have had my Dinc since June. It is very dissappointing to have to "bump" charge the phone, and that it only has 1300mah battery. I bump charge every morning, have my settings set for me and I do make it a full day most of the time. I am just bothered that we HAVE to do this for decent battery life.
For starters, this has been a known issue (bump charging and charging circuitry) since June. A fix should have been out by now so HTC gets a fail in my opinion on this.
Second, a phone this powerful should have come with a stock 1750mah. If Seidio can do it without increasing the battery size, Then HTC should have from the start.
It is an Incredible phone, and many out there do not read this site, have no idea about bump charging, and return the phone. I've known several. I HATE that I have to remember every morning to bump charge the thing. Very inconvienient. My external charger is on the way, but the point is, these are problems that other Android phones don't have.
- 09-28-2010, 08:54 PM #81
- 09-29-2010, 10:15 AM #82
- 09-29-2010, 02:40 PM #83
- 4 Posts
I tried the Bump Charge (BC) for the first time...I charged the phone via USB from my computer. When the battery was full (green LED indication) I unplugged it and turned it off. Plugged the USB charger back in with the phone off. The LED was Orange. Within 3 minutes the LED was green.
Went to send a text to try and test the battery - the phone locked up! First time it ever did that. Couldn't even turn it off. Had to disconnect the battery to get it to turn off.
1. Am I just lucky that it only took 3 minutes to recharge?
2. Just coincidence the phone locked up on me, or have others had this experience?
- 09-29-2010, 03:57 PM #84
- 09-30-2010, 09:21 AM #85
- 09-30-2010, 12:43 PM #86
- 10-03-2010, 11:08 AM #87
Redid the battery file on my DINC...
Went through the battery reconfig on Friday. Using the 3500mAh Seidio (i.e. actual capacity approx. 2900mAh).
At this time, the numbers are: 44:16:30 total, 27:16:40 awake, approx. 20%-25% battery live left. In the 'let it drain until phone turns off' phase of the reconfig.
Not too bad, I'd say.
- 10-03-2010, 04:19 PM #88
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- 10-08-2010, 08:01 PM #92
- 10-08-2010, 08:04 PM #93
- 10-12-2010, 12:23 PM #94
I know there are a million and a half ways out there to preserve battery life. I don't want to cloudy the waters any further on the "best' way to do so, because I honestly don't know.
Instead I want to share a fluke that happened to me that i think significantly improved my battery.
First off this happened with the extended slim 1750 mah battery from BestBuy manufactured by Sedio. More info here.
I was frustrated like so many others with stock battery so I decided to give this a try. After about a weeks worth of use it was giving me an hour or two more time depending on my usage and I was OK with this. It got me through until I got home.
I use my phone as my alarm so it is on and charging all night. One night I decided to shut off and charge overnight to get as full a charge as possible. Well I was so tired that when the little reminder comes up asking if you want to turn it off, I did nothing and plugged it in and crashed.
The next morning when I went to turn it on, it was still in the suspended are you sure you want to turn off screen. So it charged all night with this reminder screen up and still on.
I shut it off and turned it back on. Not sure if this is what caused it or not, but ever since this, I am getting STELLAR battery life. I have also noticed my awake time seems to be significantly less as well.
With light use I can get 24hrs or more, with moderate use a good 20hrs and with heavy use easily 12-15hrs.
My current stats show the phone has been on for a little less than 5hrs and awake for almost and 1 1/2hrs and I have 85% battery left.
Yesterday my on time was about 15hrs and awake time was almost 5hrs with 2 of that continuous playing of imobster and other games. Finally ran down to 10% about 9:30pm but after that kind of usage, I am thrilled.
I don't know if this was just a fluke for me or what, but I have been having this great battery for over 2 weeks now. I don't claim to know if this will work for everyone so don't run out and buy the battery to try this and then blame me if it doesn't work. Just wanted to share my thoughts on a hot topic issue for us Dinc users.
FYI - I use no task killers or startup management tools.
- 10-12-2010, 04:20 PM #95
- 10-12-2010, 10:42 PM #96
VZW is replacing my X with an Incredible tomorrow. I hope that I am doing the right thing. Anyway, does anyone have any input on the 2150 battery available from VZW, such as battery life and added bulk, and is it worth it to switch to this battery?
- 10-14-2010, 03:33 PM #97
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- 10-14-2010, 04:28 PM #98
Search the Accessories sub-forum. There are lots of threads about the 2150 and the 3500. CrkHead's 3500 thread has lots of great info and there is a 2150 v 3500 thread there as well.
Hope this helps.
- 10-14-2010, 05:30 PM #99
Pappy, the bulk is relatively significant but well worth it as long as you don't have a case. The extra bulk actually makes the phone feel alittle more solid and I do not even notice it now. Plus, it protects the camera lense. I would have to put my Dinc on a car charger to and from work with the stock battery. The 2150 eliminated that completely.
- 10-16-2010, 10:22 PM #100
One question...how does keeping wifi on all the time help reduce battery drain if you are outside of wifi networks? Does it not then begin to search more agressively or does it just kinda sit there waiting for one to show up? This is one of the batt tricks I've never tried.