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    I bought a spare battery.. is there anything I should be doing with it? Someone told me it's good to switch the batteries around every now and then if you have a spare, or it'll go bad or something.. is that right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KSChris View Post
    I bought a spare battery.. is there anything I should be doing with it? Someone told me it's good to switch the batteries around every now and then if you have a spare, or it'll go bad or something.. is that right?
    If that were true, there would be warehouses full of "bad" batteries.

    To answer your question - no, I don't think it will go "bad."

    But why do you have a spare battery if you are NOT going swap them?

    Ideally, if you have a spare battery, you would also have a way to charge the spare while not in the phone. Other wise, you'd be swapping out one dead battery for another dead battery.
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    Hopefully we will see an external battery charger soon. I had a Seidio charger for the Incredible and it was nice to have one fully charged all the time.

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    I read that the desktop dock is supposed to be able to charge an extra battery at the same time it's charging the phone, including the extended battery. Haven't seen a release date for it though.
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    I believe studio now has an external extended battery charger
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    Quote Originally Posted by mclarryjr View Post
    Hopefully we will see an external battery charger soon. I had a Seidio charger for the Incredible and it was nice to have one fully charged all the time.

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    Won't work for it? It says it's for the TBolt and it can also charge your phone at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasT626 View Post
    I read that the desktop dock is supposed to be able to charge an extra battery at the same time it's charging the phone, including the extended battery. Haven't seen a release date for it though.
    That would be pretty nice. That's the one thing I miss about my old phone, it came with a spare battery and charging case. i was pretty spoiled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredJedi View Post
    Won't work for it? It says it's for the TBolt and it can also charge your phone at the same time.
    Nope. See on-line chat with Seidio below...

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    Customer83: *** Accepted the Chat ***
    Katrina: Hello! Thank you for contacting Seidio Online! How can I help you today?
    Customer83: Will the Multi-Function external Battery Charger () work for the HTC ThunderBolt's standard and HTC 2750mAh Extended battery?
    Katrina: No we do not have the multifunction battery charger for that device at the moment.
    Customer83: Ah... okay, thank you. Just checking. You might want to fix it so that it does not come up under a search for ThunderBolt. Again, thanks. -Frank
    Katrina: You're welcome. Thank you for contacting live chat and have a great day!
    Katrina: *** Left the conversation ***
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankXS View Post
    Nope. See on-line chat with Seidio below...

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    Please wait for the next available representative…
    Customer83: *** Accepted the Chat ***
    Katrina: Hello! Thank you for contacting Seidio Online! How can I help you today?
    Customer83: Will the Multi-Function external Battery Charger () work for the HTC ThunderBolt's standard and HTC 2750mAh Extended battery?
    Katrina: No we do not have the multifunction battery charger for that device at the moment.
    Customer83: Ah... okay, thank you. Just checking. You might want to fix it so that it does not come up under a search for ThunderBolt. Again, thanks. -Frank
    Katrina: You're welcome. Thank you for contacting live chat and have a great day!
    Katrina: *** Left the conversation ***
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    -Frank
    Thanks for that. They need to update their web site then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankXS View Post
    Nope. See on-line chat with Seidio below...

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    Please wait for the next available representative…
    Customer83: *** Accepted the Chat ***
    Katrina: Hello! Thank you for contacting Seidio Online! How can I help you today?
    Customer83: Will the Multi-Function external Battery Charger () work for the HTC ThunderBolt's standard and HTC 2750mAh Extended battery?
    Katrina: No we do not have the multifunction battery charger for that device at the moment.
    Customer83: Ah... okay, thank you. Just checking. You might want to fix it so that it does not come up under a search for ThunderBolt. Again, thanks. -Frank
    Katrina: You're welcome. Thank you for contacting live chat and have a great day!
    Katrina: *** Left the conversation ***
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    -Frank
    Odd. I just had THIS chat with them:

    Please wait for the next available representative…
    mike: Will this charger work for the HTC Thunderbolt?
    You are next in queue. We will be with you in just a moment.
    mike:
    mike: Multi-Function Battery Charger Product Code: BD3-BCSI3HTMEC-BK
    Rebecca: Hello! Thank you for contacting Seidio Online! How can I help you today?
    Rebecca: Yes that product will work with the Thunderbolt.
    mike: Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_is_Mike_is View Post
    If that were true, there would be warehouses full of "bad" batteries.

    To answer your question - no, I don't think it will go "bad."

    But why do you have a spare battery if you are NOT going swap them?

    Ideally, if you have a spare battery, you would also have a way to charge the spare while not in the phone. Other wise, you'd be swapping out one dead battery for another dead battery.
    No reason at the moment, but I when I go on vacation over the summer I will be using the phone very heavily with pictures and video and posting pics and videos to facebook and such, and I will only be able to charge it overnight each day. I want to make sure I have a backup just incase one battery dies.

    Thought about just getting the extended battery, but I can't deal with that huge bulge on the back of the case.
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    This may sound like a dumb question(s) but, oh well. If I bought an extended battery, charged it up and didn't use it for like 4 months, other than regular battery drain from sitting around will anything happen to it? What happens to these things if they sit for long periods of time? I mean should you really use them every once in a while?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredJedi View Post
    This may sound like a dumb question(s) but, oh well. If I bought an extended battery, charged it up and didn't use it for like 4 months, other than regular battery drain from sitting around will anything happen to it? What happens to these things if they sit for long periods of time? I mean should you really use them every once in a while?
    This is basically what I was getting it in the OP as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KSChris View Post
    This is basically what I was getting it in the OP as well.
    Yea gotcha. Sorry to ask it again. It's been slow at work today and I been posting to a few different subject areas and didn't look at the OP again when I asked that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredJedi View Post
    This may sound like a dumb question(s) but, oh well. If I bought an extended battery, charged it up and didn't use it for like 4 months, other than regular battery drain from sitting around will anything happen to it? What happens to these things if they sit for long periods of time? I mean should you really use them every once in a while?
    From greenbatteries.com:

    What is the best way to store Lithium Ion batteries?


    Lithium-ion batteries can hold a charge for many months. It is best to store a lithium-ion battery with a partial or full charge. Occasionally, a lithium-ion battery with a very low charge is stored for a long period of time (many months) and its voltage slowly drops to below the level at which its built in safety mechanism allows it to be charged again. If the battery is going to be stored for several months it's a good idea to take it out and recharge it after a few months. Better yet would be to actually use the battery every few months and then leave it partially or fully charged.

    Hope this helps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredJedi View Post
    Won't work for it? It says it's for the TBolt and it can also charge your phone at the same time.
    I can confirm this one works with the Thunderbolt Battery got it this morning and charged my extra battery just fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anubis View Post
    I can confirm this one works with the Thunderbolt Battery got it this morning and charged my extra battery just fine
    FrankXs, mclarryjr...Good news, it works!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredJedi View Post
    Won't work for it? It says it's for the TBolt and it can also charge your phone at the same time.
    Wow thirty bucks. I think I will wait and pick it up when available for ten bucks. I have one for my dx that works great and it was under five bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredJedi View Post
    FrankXs, mclarryjr...Good news, it works!
    Yeah... wow... isn't it funny how AC members know more about seidio products than seidio employees?

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    This is a good deal, you get 2 extra spare batteries and a wall charger for less than $30. I bought this and what I do is keep an extra battery in my wallet to switch out if I need to.

    Amazon.com: T-Mobile HTC myTouch 4G 2x1500mAh Battery better than OEM + Wall Travel Dock USB Charger also for Merge TMobile GSM BD42100: Cell Phones & Accessories
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamOliver View Post
    This is a good deal, you get 2 extra spare batteries and a wall charger for less than $30. I bought this and what I do is keep an extra battery in my wallet to switch out if I need to.

    Amazon.com: T-Mobile HTC myTouch 4G 2x1500mAh Battery better than OEM + Wall Travel Dock USB Charger also for Merge TMobile GSM BD42100: Cell Phones & Accessories
    I bought the same battery pack after studpidly buying a spare 1400 mAh battery. I can confirm they work greay, also the extra juice seemed to help, my tbolt lasted a short shift at work and the bus ride home. A first! So I now have 4 batteries and I guess that should be enough for me to get through a heavy day or two. though I worry about the back panel with all the change outs I will do!
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    I've been using my Seidio multi-function wall charger since Saturday. I already had the charger from my last phone so I only needed to buy the charger plate that is specific to the Thunderbolt's battery.

    You can also get the cheap Chinese chargers (more compact) on eBay for about $5 and free shipping, which will take a couple of weeks, or from American resellers for around $25.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankXS View Post
    Nope. See on-line chat with Seidio below...

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    Please wait for the next available representative…
    Customer83: *** Accepted the Chat ***
    Katrina: Hello! Thank you for contacting Seidio Online! How can I help you today?
    Customer83: Will the Multi-Function external Battery Charger () work for the HTC ThunderBolt's standard and HTC 2750mAh Extended battery?
    Katrina: No we do not have the multifunction battery charger for that device at the moment.
    Customer83: Ah... okay, thank you. Just checking. You might want to fix it so that it does not come up under a search for ThunderBolt. Again, thanks. -Frank
    Katrina: You're welcome. Thank you for contacting live chat and have a great day!
    Katrina: *** Left the conversation ***
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    -Frank
    Not true. I have one for my spare battery and it works just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe378 View Post
    Not true. I have one for my spare battery and it works just fine.
    Yea, Anibus confirmed it also on THIS POST.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamOliver View Post
    This is a good deal, you get 2 extra spare batteries and a wall charger for less than $30. I bought this and what I do is keep an extra battery in my wallet to switch out if I need to.

    Amazon.com: T-Mobile HTC myTouch 4G 2x1500mAh Battery better than OEM + Wall Travel Dock USB Charger also for Merge TMobile GSM BD42100: Cell Phones & Accessories
    Will these batteries work on the thunderbolt? For certain?
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