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  1. beeare's Avatar
    Is there a difference between the Incipio and the Tumi battery pack?

    How thick will the Force be with one of these?
    07-17-2016 05:19 AM
  2. 1901Madison's Avatar
    I'd love to hear the dimensions on the battery pack as well. Also, how does it work? Does it charge the phone's battery or does it connect to the phone such that the phone reads the phone battery plus the battery pack as one giant battery?
    07-17-2016 12:33 PM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I'm heard somewhere in the forum that it charges the battery, which is not as good as adding to the existing capacity. That's a little more complicated and would require some kind of balancer. Not sure if it was just speculation on how it will work.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-17-2016 12:39 PM
  4. benjamminh's Avatar
    I wish I could remember the article or video they described it. I would certainly hope there is some intelligence to maximize its effectiveness.
    07-17-2016 10:28 PM
  5. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    The recent reviews say that the battery will actually be a charger battery like Mophie for iPhones
    07-18-2016 02:20 AM
  6. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I guess its better than nothing.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-18-2016 06:24 AM
  7. 1901Madison's Avatar
    The recent reviews say that the battery will actually be a charger battery like Mophie for iPhones
    Which reviews said this? I haven't seen any reviews released yet.
    07-18-2016 08:21 AM
  8. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    I wonder how much battery life it'll add.

    Battery cases usually are about 60% efficient.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-19-2016 01:27 AM
  9. benjamminh's Avatar
    Hopefully there will be some intelligent management that will improve that.
    07-23-2016 11:23 PM
  10. zhelf's Avatar
    I wonder does the battery pack have a seperate charging port? or does it have to be on the phone to be charged.
    07-24-2016 04:47 AM
  11. benjamminh's Avatar
    It appears that this crop must be charged piggybacked to the phone, but I don't see why other iterations couldn't have that feature.
    07-24-2016 07:15 AM
  12. sangs's Avatar
    It appears that this crop must be charged piggybacked to the phone, but I don't see why other iterations couldn't have that feature.
    The wireless charging mod DOES NOT have to be attached to the phone to charge. Just set it on your wireless charger and it charges.
    benjamminh and Snareman like this.
    07-24-2016 07:27 AM
  13. YAYTech's Avatar
    At least one of them was described as not having its own charging port, but has to be charged on the phone (or as someone on this forum confirmed, charged by itself on a wireless charger).
    07-24-2016 02:34 PM
  14. masseurca's Avatar
    I bought the $90 battery with wireless charging. The box is at home though with the dimensions. Wife bought the phone and brought it to my work so I could set it up.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-28-2016 06:47 PM
  15. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Question about the battery mod - is there any way to set it to turn on at 50% rather than 80%? Seems like it would be good for the user to be able to set the percentage at which it turns on.
    HowardShap likes this.
    08-01-2016 06:47 PM
  16. YAYTech's Avatar
    Question about the battery mod - is there any way to set it to turn on at 50% rather than 80%? Seems like it would be good for the user to be able to set the percentage at which it turns on.
    I would assume they chose that % due to efficiency or battery health reasons, but I'm always up for more control (with recommendations & rationale) over less.

    (Sorry, I don't have the battery mod & can't actually answer your question.)
    08-01-2016 07:01 PM
  17. Revolutionary's Avatar
    Question about the battery mod - is there any way to set it to turn on at 50% rather than 80%? Seems like it would be good for the user to be able to set the percentage at which it turns on.
    Supposedly a charging battery is more efficient between 60 and 80 percent. Outside that range with takes more voltage to effect the same level of charge. Or so I read this morning.
    08-01-2016 07:56 PM
  18. chemgeek's Avatar
    The battery packs approximately double the thickness. They charge the onboard battery to 100%, or 80% in efficiency mode. The attached battery pack will not charge unless using a quick charge charger on the phone.The wireless charging pack will charge on the wireless charger and pass through to the onboard battery.
    08-01-2016 08:50 PM
  19. bat1939_KM's Avatar
    Could I just leave the power pack on the phone at all times?
    08-02-2016 02:20 PM
  20. areyes163's Avatar
    Yes you can no problem. Once the battery pack is depleted it will just use phone battery. It won't hurt anything leaving the battery mod on.
    bat1939_KM likes this.
    08-02-2016 02:22 PM
  21. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Yes you can no problem. Once the battery pack is depleted it will just use phone battery. It won't hurt anything leaving the battery mod on.
    This is exactly what I'm doing. It's incredible. There's nothing I could do to kill the battery in a single day.
    areyes163 and KoukiFC3S like this.
    08-02-2016 06:59 PM
  22. YAYTech's Avatar
    This is exactly what I'm doing. It's incredible. There's nothing I could do to kill the battery in a single day.
    Nothing you *could* do? I bet it wouldn't make it through a full day of obsessive Pokemon Go. lol It'll be interesting in time to see what the top screen-on time someone posts will be.

    *edit* Also, the fact that someone could just buy a couple extra battery mods & keep playing without interruption or having to be tethered to anything is cool to think about.
    rxgadget likes this.
    08-02-2016 07:02 PM
  23. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Nothing you *could* do? I bet it wouldn't make it through a full day of obsessive Pokemon Go. lol It'll be interesting in time to see what the top screen-on time someone posts will be.

    *edit* Also, the fact that someone could just buy a couple extra battery mods & keep playing without interruption or having to be tethered to anything is cool to think about.
    Great point.
    08-02-2016 07:08 PM
  24. HowardShap'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.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-03-2016 03:57 AM
  25. benjamminh's Avatar
    As Veteater explained in the Z forum, it doesn't work like that. There's no way the battery mod can be charging the internal battery and keeping it at 80% while you're using the phone. So he says the battery mod depletes itself first. I don't have the phone so I can't test it but it makes sense to me. If so, that would be very good for efficiency and for the life of the internal battery.
    1901Madison likes this.
    08-03-2016 07:27 AM
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