08-04-2016 08:32 AM
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  1. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    The battery pack will keep the phone charged to 100% or with efficiency mode 80%. So everytime the phone goes below those numbers the charger kicks in to recharge until the pack is depleted. Then the internal battery is on its own.

    Just wondering if this constant charging won't affect overall battery life? Not that many people keep their phones long enough anymore for that to matter.

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    It's good for the internal battery because you are not using cycles when using the battery mod. If anything heat might hurt it but it doesn't really get warm.
    08-03-2016 08:50 AM
  2. mobrules's Avatar
    I'm on 54 hours with my tumi battery mod. I posted screen shots in different thread. Very happy with the results.
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    08-03-2016 09:44 AM
  3. HowardShap's Avatar
    It would really be ideal if that's the way it was. But in my opinion the battery pack is just a charger. It's not an additional battery which can be accessed by the phone for power.

    Why do you think it couldn't charge the phone while the phone's in use? And if you're saying it wouldn't be able to actually keep it at 80% while it's being used, I agree, but it would be charging all the while until it's finally back at that percentage.

    Again, and this is just my opinion, the battery pack exists for one reason only. To charge the internal battery. When it's depleted then you would see the internal battery start to decrease from 80% or 100% depending on the settings.

    So as I said earlier, the phone would be in a constant state of charging, which I think would degrade the internal battery as time goes on.

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    08-03-2016 10:27 AM
  4. YAYTech's Avatar
    I don't know, the 16pin connector provides some pretty deep integration. I wouldn't be surprised if it is able to draw directly from the battery pack.
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    08-03-2016 10:39 AM
  5. masseurca's Avatar
    The phone battery doesn't go below 80% unless the battery mod is depleted. I love that.

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    08-03-2016 11:16 AM
  6. mobrules's Avatar
    It would really be ideal if that's the way it was. But in my opinion the battery pack is just a charger. It's not an additional battery which can be accessed by the phone for power.

    Why do you think it couldn't charge the phone while the phone's in use? And if you're saying it wouldn't be able to actually keep it at 80% while it's being used, I agree, but it would be charging all the while until it's finally back at that percentage.

    Again, and this is just my opinion, the battery pack exists for one reason only. To charge the internal battery. When it's depleted then you would see the internal battery start to decrease from 80% or 100% depending on the settings.

    So as I said earlier, the phone would be in a constant state of charging, which I think would degrade the internal battery as time goes on.

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    I understand your logic and while I'm not disagreeing answer me this. If just like the original turbo that I came from if in the beginning I only charge every 2.5 days with the battery mod and 1.5 days without it how will it degrade the battery faster with the battery mod. My turbo used to go 3 days and at the end maybe 6-8 hours. But that was 3 year timeframe.
    08-03-2016 11:28 AM
  7. HowardShap's Avatar
    Just so I'm clear, you are not leaving your battery mod on all the time? If that's the case than no, it wouldn't degrade the battery at all. But if you are, then I'm not quite sure I understand your question. Again, I want to be clear that if I purchased this phone I would really want to leave it on all the time as it's very convenient and you can never have enough battery, right! But I also tend to think of what's best for battery longevity, not that I ever seem to keep a phone long enough to make that concern a reality .
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    08-03-2016 12:08 PM
  8. mobrules's Avatar
    Well up to today I have left it on all the time. Posted are the results of that. I kind of want to leave it on and not have to worry about it. But you bring up good points. I'm hoping someone with much more knowledge than me can advise the best way to use it. I love the fact I could go this long with only having to charge it once.

    My next cycle is going to be without the battery mod just to see how it does. I appreciate you bringing up this issue and I guess I don't have the answer.
    So far I've only charged it once when I first got it. I tend to keep phones a long time. 3+ years so I truly want this figured out.


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    08-03-2016 12:40 PM
  9. HowardShap's Avatar
    Well up to today I have left it on all the time. Posted are the results of that. I kind of want to leave it on and not have to worry about it. But you bring up good points. I'm hoping someone with much more knowledge than me can advise the best way to use it. I love the fact I could go this long with only having to charge it once.

    My next cycle is going to be without the battery mod just to see how it does. I appreciate you bringing up this issue and I guess I don't have the answer.
    So far I've only charged it once when I first got it. I tend to keep phones a long time. 3+ years so I truly want this figured out.


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    Love the battery times you posted! It really ends worry about making it through a day with heavy use. Question: when I was in the store and put the battery mod on the Z Force if felt heavy. Has that been any issue for you?
    08-03-2016 01:05 PM
  10. mobrules's Avatar
    Love the battery times you posted! It really ends worry about making it through a day with heavy use. Question: when I was in the store and put the battery mod on the Z Force if felt heavy. Has that been any issue for you?
    Not for me. I like a big ol brick. Cant stand the feel of a flimsy phone in my hand. It add weight yes. But I just came from using a turbo in an otterbox defender case. I wish i could put a defender case on this with the battery mod attached. It would be even thicker.
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    08-03-2016 01:19 PM
  11. HowardShap's Avatar
    Not for me. I like a big ol brick. Cant stand the feel of a flimsy phone in my hand. It add weight yes. But I just came from using a turbo in an otterbox defender case. I wish i could put a defender case on this with the battery mod attached. It would be even thicker.
    Is there any kind of thin case you can use with it to protect the sides?
    08-03-2016 02:41 PM
  12. benjamminh's Avatar
    There is the bumper case that apparently needs a modification to the charging port cutout. I honestly don't see the need for a case to protect the back of a mod and would add additional bulkiness, but others might want that.
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    08-03-2016 02:46 PM
  13. bigpapa7272's Avatar
    There is the bumper case that apparently needs a modification to the charging port cutout. I honestly don't see the need for a case to protect the back of a mod and would add additional bulkiness, but others might want that.
    Ditto on the bumper case great idea but not all of us on a Dremel to fix it
    08-03-2016 04:41 PM
  14. YAYTech's Avatar
    Is there any kind of thin case you can use with it to protect the sides?
    This thread talks about the bumper case that works with mods, and needs some minor modification.
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/mot...per-cases.html
    08-03-2016 04:52 PM
  15. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Just so I'm clear, you are not leaving your battery mod on all the time? If that's the case than no, it wouldn't degrade the battery at all. But if you are, then I'm not quite sure I understand your question. Again, I want to be clear that if I purchased this phone I would really want to leave it on all the time as it's very convenient and you can never have enough battery, right! But I also tend to think of what's best for battery longevity, not that I ever seem to keep a phone long enough to make that concern a reality .
    I bought the phone and battery mod with the intention of leaving the mod on at all times. But now I've decided to only use the battery mod on days I won't be near a charger.

    Why? First, while not too big, the mod adds a good amount of weight to the phone. Second, the battery life on the Z Force is pretty incredible without the mod. I'm getting 7-8 hours of SOT without the mod.
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    08-03-2016 05:26 PM
  16. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Love the battery times you posted! It really ends worry about making it through a day with heavy use. Question: when I was in the store and put the battery mod on the Z Force if felt heavy. Has that been any issue for you?
    Yep, the battery mod adds a good amount of weight.
    mobrules likes this.
    08-03-2016 05:27 PM
  17. bat1939_KM's Avatar
    Does anyone have the wireless charger option for the battery pack? If so how is the charging speed?
    08-04-2016 08:32 AM
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