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  1. hannsoft's Avatar
    I don't know man. I've been using the turbo charger when I need a quick charge but not often and my battery has been kicking ***.

    Example:
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    Well, I can't say the TC is the ONLY way to battery bliss. ;-) Your numbers look even better than the "normal" good ones I see around here, so some even bigger difference must be happening between our setups. The amount of difference in the percentage of power used by apps is huge, as is OST (which is something especially sad about my numbers). Definitely some big usage differences.
    01-07-2015 05:42 AM
  2. cyberr8der's Avatar
    I've been through a few setups now and am currently running with everything on. Location, all the Moto stuff etc. That being said I was on wifi most of the time and always had descent coverage.
    01-07-2015 06:52 AM
  3. hannsoft's Avatar
    I've been through a few setups now and am currently running with everything on. Location, all the Moto stuff etc. That being said I was on wifi most of the time and always had descent coverage.
    Sorry, major typo on my part above. I meant to say that the turbo charger is NOT the only way to battery bliss. Gonna go up and edit that right now.

    Sent from my Droid Turbo using Tapatalk
    01-07-2015 08:14 AM
  4. hannsoft's Avatar
    Ok, re-read myself again and I see I did word it the way I intended. Ugh. Too early this morning.

    Sent from my Droid Turbo using Tapatalk
    01-07-2015 08:16 AM
  5. 88horizon5speed's Avatar
    I have an updated data for my long term test. Also I have some personal suggestions, I believe that the 3rd party battery monitors use a % of your battery and if you want to squeeze as much as possible out Id recommend the stock one, it works just fine for me. Also I wouldnt recommend letting your battery go down to 5% on a regular basis. Its not good for Li Ions. Id recommend going town to 25, 27, 30 around there. Then around 5-7% once a month for a calibration, not battery calibration but the meter built into the phones needs to be calibrated.

    Just my personal thoughts

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    01-07-2015 09:07 AM
  6. MA2GA28's Avatar
    I haven't read all the posts here, so forgive me. But I too have noticed a difference when using the TC vs. a regular charger (the one from my Razr Maxx, specifically). The turbo charges definitely seem to last longer. Talking a few hours at most, but still noticeable. Not sure if the battery is just calibrated better for turbo charges or what, but it is definitely interesting.

    Still averaging 30 hours + per charge, typically with ~2.5% leak per hour and 6 hours SOT. GPS always on, auto screen brightness, mainly app use, very little phone use. Will post a screen shot of this charge later.
    01-07-2015 09:07 AM
  7. 88horizon5speed's Avatar
    The way I see it, theres no way TC are bad for the phone, all it is is a higher voltage, just like laptops. The bigger laptops usually charge at a higher voltage, which is why you need specific chargers to specific laptops. I see no reason to use a normal charger. DTurbo main board was desiged to handle higher voltage. On another forum someone was saying how they think its bad, I dont see how it could be. Ive never used anything but the stock TC
    01-07-2015 09:15 AM
  8. hannsoft's Avatar
    I've been through a few setups now and am currently running with everything on. Location, all the Moto stuff etc. That being said I was on wifi most of the time and always had descent coverage.
    I had everything turned on for mine EXCEPT Location Reporting (location was set to High Accuracy though). I also did (and don't) use the Approach setting for Moto display. I find it comes on just fine when I even budge the phone - I don't need the sensors watching for me a split second sooner than that. ;-)

    Today is already different. At 17 hours I'm at 43%, so I won't quite get the same numbers this time - maybe. BUT I think that's because I turned Location reporting back on to see what kind of a difference it would make. On certain versions of Google Maps in the past with my DNA, Location Reporting was a tremendous battery thief. We'll see what my final numbers are today to see how much of a difference it still makes.

    Another difference is that the charge I put on the battery was only long enough to get it to 100%, then it was immediately pulled. The previous charge was overnight while I slept. I know the phone shuts down charging when it's full, but it does turn that back on when it drops again, so I'm sure it went on and off and on and off several times between when it first got to 100 and when I awoke the next morning.

    I think a lot of this DOES come down to phone and data signal strength. Seems like even the most subtle of differences might still effect battery performance. I'm on Wifi (on an awesome, and strong, Linksys router) at home, and 4G when at work. My 4G signal at the office is strong - 4 or 5 bars at all times. At home it is weaker - 1, sometimes 2 bars.
    01-07-2015 09:17 AM
  9. hannsoft's Avatar
    The way I see it, theres no way TC are bad for the phone, all it is is a higher voltage, just like laptops. The bigger laptops usually charge at a higher voltage, which is why you need specific chargers to specific laptops. I see no reason to use a normal charger. DTurbo main board was desiged to handle higher voltage. On another forum someone was saying how they think its bad, I dont see how it could be. Ive never used anything but the stock TC
    I generally agree, but dang that phone can get warm. During the first roughly 90% of charge on the TC yesterday my Turbo got VERY warm. After 90 it cooled down .. and the rate of charge slowed as well. I think heat might be leading some people to thinking that the TC isn't a Good Thing.
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    01-07-2015 09:21 AM
  10. 88horizon5speed's Avatar
    yea I agree with that, when mine charges I put it on the cool window sill or at least have it leaned on its side, that keeps it much cooler, but Ive read motorolla has temperature sensors in it to protect it either way, but heat is still bad for batteries so I would suggest keeping it on its side. It stays alot cooler. Plus I have mine in a life proof which doesnt help dissipate heat lol

    Also I too dont charge my phone overnight, when it gts to 25% I plug it in and unplug when it sounds the 100% notification. Then I record the stats to my excel sheet and restart it to kill any draggin apps
    01-07-2015 09:24 AM
  11. MA2GA28's Avatar
    Not too bad. No streaming or phone use. Good usage. I did notice the battery drained faster in the bottom 50%. This was a 'regular' charger charge. I'll use the Turbo charger tonight and compare.
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    01-08-2015 08:37 PM
  12. MA2GA28's Avatar
    Now with a Turbo charge. An hour less screen time, but similar app usage, some BT streaming, and 10+ hours off WiFi. Something is up...

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    01-10-2015 07:25 PM
  13. xweb10's Avatar
    Now with a Turbo charge. An hour less screen time, but similar app usage, some BT streaming, and 10+ hours off WiFi. Something is up...
    This is not anything to complain about. Great battery.
    01-10-2015 08:27 PM
  14. JJ Jones's Avatar
    Now with a Turbo charge. An hour less screen time, but similar app usage, some BT streaming, and 10+ hours off WiFi. Something is up...

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    This one also shows 7 more hours active than the first, yet still with 1 percent more battery left. I'd say the turbo charge results were the better of the two.

    Sent from my Ballistic Turbo
    01-10-2015 09:48 PM
  15. MA2GA28's Avatar
    This is not anything to complain about. Great battery.
    I am not complaining at all, in either instance. Anything over 24 hours is A-OK in my book. My point is that using the Turbo Charger vs. a regular charger appear to give different results, which leads me to believe our batteries are calibrated for the turbo charger exclusively. However, due to the excessive heat produced using the Turbo Charger (heat being a big enemy of Lithium Ion batteries), I'm wondering if the charger is causing more issues than it is worth. I typically keep my phones for, at least, 2 years. So, if the constant use of the TC wears down the overall battery life and forces me and others to upgrade due to early battery degradation, that is an issue I would like to be made aware of and keep an eye on.
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    01-11-2015 12:34 AM
  16. JJ Jones's Avatar
    Keep in mind, we don't know the "C" rating of the Turbo battery. Batteries with a higher rating will get warm during both charge and discharge cycles. It's not necessarily detrimental to the battery, just the way it's designed.

    The li-pos I use for my RC flyers have a constant discharge rating of 40 amps, and I regularly push them to it. Yes they get warm, but even after many hours of flight they're still just fine.

    Sent from my Ballistic Turbo
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    01-11-2015 08:23 AM
  17. MA2GA28's Avatar
    Another regular charger charge. More screen time, and WeatherBug drank some juice for some reason. Otherwise, still supporting the theory of better results off Turbo Charger. Screen time does, obviously, play a role as well. But 16 less hours for an extra 30 minutes?
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    01-11-2015 10:33 PM
  18. MA2GA28's Avatar
    Another regular charge, another suboptimal battery life. Next will be another Turbo Charge.
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    01-13-2015 05:20 PM
  19. hannsoft's Avatar
    Another regular charge, another suboptimal battery life. Next will be another Turbo Charge.
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    I don't understand how that is "suboptimal". Only a handful of people that have posted here can regularly get more that what you're posting. Your numbers are on par with what many here get.

    Before you return the phone, may I make a suggestion? Try a factory reset. Just for giggles. I'm thinking of doing it here too, just to see. If you're going to return it anyway, maybe that might be worth a try?

    Sent from my Droid Turbo using Tapatalk
    01-13-2015 08:36 PM
  20. nedqadams's Avatar
    I don't understand how that is "suboptimal". Only a handful of people that have posted here can regularly get more that what you're posting. Your numbers are on par with what many here get.

    Before you return the phone, may I make a suggestion? Try a factory reset. Just for giggles. I'm thinking of doing it here too, just to see. If you're going to return it anyway, maybe that might be worth a try?

    Sent from my Droid Turbo using Tapatalk
    Before you factory reset I suggest clearing the cache. Battery life doubled for me. If I hadn't been in the mountains and other areas without service I could have been looking at 60 hrs of light usage.
    01-13-2015 08:45 PM
  21. hannsoft's Avatar
    Before you factory reset I suggest clearing the cache. Battery life doubled for me. If I hadn't been in the mountains and other areas without service I could have been looking at 60 hrs of light usage.
    I've done the cache clear many times. Quickens the phone a little, but does nothing for battery life for me.

    Sent from my Droid Turbo using Tapatalk
    01-13-2015 08:57 PM
  22. MA2GA28's Avatar
    You all are obviously not following my stream of posts. I am completely happy with the phone and battery life. My last post and the few before it are comparing Turbo charging with regular charging. Suboptimal simply means that I'm getting longer battery life with Turbo charging than regular charging.

    Factory reset. Really?
    01-13-2015 11:37 PM
  23. hannsoft's Avatar
    You all are obviously not following my stream of posts. I am completely happy with the phone and battery life. My last post and the few before it are comparing Turbo charging with regular charging. Suboptimal simply means that I'm getting longer battery life with Turbo charging than regular charging.

    Factory reset. Really?
    Clarity would have helped.

    And yes, really. I'm considering a start-over here to see how it might help improve things. Thought you needed help too, but if we're all under mass-misunderstanding mode, please disregard.

    Sent from my Droid Turbo using Tapatalk
    01-14-2015 05:22 AM
  24. 88horizon5speed's Avatar
    If your returning the phone in the hopes that another phone will get this good of battery life, I wouldn't do it. I've seen people say their new G3 or S5 gets better battery life and I call bullsht. There is no way. Especially how the Turbo doesn't have all the bloatware skin crap the others have. Even with 1 d and 9 h of battery life why go through returning a great phone?
    01-14-2015 07:19 AM
  25. MA2GA28's Avatar
    My point was that a factory reset is not a willy-nilly procedure to recommend to someone who doesn't even really have a problem. A less technologically versed person may not question it and get upset post reset.
    And clarity was to be found, literally, 3 posts above the one you commented on. Not sure how much more clear it needed to be.
    01-14-2015 08:42 AM
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