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  1. LinuxWeather's Avatar
    I didn't think turbo charging kicks in until your battery is under 20% ... You can see that when it's plugged in it'll say "turbo charging" otherwise it says just "charging" ... I don't necessarily care since battery is so big.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-14-2015 06:59 AM
  2. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    I didn't think turbo charging kicks in until your battery is under 20% ... You can see that when it's plugged in it'll say "turbo charging" otherwise it says just "charging" ... I don't necessarily care since battery is so big.

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    I thought I read that Turbo charging mode is in effect until such time that the battery is at 70% of total charge..
    02-14-2015 07:07 AM
  3. anon(9228075)'s Avatar
    I thought I read that Turbo charging mode is in effect until such time that the battery is at 70% of total charge..
    This is possibly correct. It is 75% or 70% then normal thereafter.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-14-2015 01:10 PM
  4. dungoyle's Avatar
    there is no harm to use a standard old charger but why would you prefer to?
    What does it matter, really? I have my Factory Turbo charger at my home desk, but I only use it if I'm down to 20% or below and want to get it up to 100% without waiting. Otherwise, I use one of several QI chargers. In the house I have a TYLT on my home desk, and a Nokia QI on 2 coffee tables. I also have USB-to-power cables sprinkled throughout the house for "whatever", and the Turbo qualifies under that umbrella. At work, I have an after market Turbo charger and a TYLT on my desk as well. Yeah, I'm over run with charging solutions. The point is, it isn't unusual for a person to need and/or have a charging point at several locations, and therefore justify why that person would want to ensure that a "normal" charger will work with the phone.
    02-14-2015 04:20 PM
  5. Erick Garnica's Avatar
    I have been using the turbo charger that came with the turbo since the day 1 which was when this phone came out to the public and I have had great battery life. Everyone tends to think it does turbo charge always, but honestly it only kicks in when in real need like under 20 percent battery. Plus when it's fully charged the power doesn't keep flowing to keep charging phone. The charger is intelligent with the help of the software of course.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-17-2015 03:31 AM
  6. 88horizon5speed's Avatar
    The turbo charger is running from 0 to about 70( something)...I forget the exact percent in the 70s. But honestly, what's the big deal. All it is is a higher voltage..if you look at all laptops the bigger and more powerful laptops have a higher voltage power requirement. As phones become more powerful a will little standard charger will take forever to charge. Its fine people its called technological advancement. "The world is advancing, advance with it". Its just an increased voltage.
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    02-17-2015 03:09 PM
  7. Photoguy505's Avatar
    Hi there. I used to work for one of the major wireless networks. Unnamed because I don't want to "hate". Well, I do but that's another story. As far as the lithium ion batteries go, I've heard the 5% conditioning story too. I'm not going to say no to it. The discharging it to 50% and having it "remember" that as the low point? That USED to happen with nickel metal hydride batteries. This is part of the reason, I guess, for them coming up wiht Li Ion. If salespeople tell you Li Ion do this too, I'd probably look for another salesperson
    04-03-2015 10:14 AM
  8. Student 111's Avatar
    Have a few Iphone 6S + damage. Iphone would NOT turn on after mistaking charging on Samsung Quick charge charger. Try claiming warranty, Apple refuse to replace or repair phone even thoyugh this is within warranty.
    Do not use any quick chrager to Iphone 6. Moving away from Apple for BAD design and service.
    10-16-2015 11:08 PM
  9. carolynlsp's Avatar
    I have been using the turbo charger since I bought my Droid 2 phone. All of a sudden the turbo charger will not charge my phone in 15 minutes any more, and when it does get fully charged, it doesn't last long like it use to. It is not even 6 months old.
    Ex. My phone battery is at 4%. I plugged it in and it states that it will be fully charged in 12 hours. WHY SO LONG?
    What could be draining it all of a sudden?
    08-02-2016 05:50 AM
  10. Bencurt's Avatar
    I am using powerBank for instant charging. It's easy to carry and suitable.
    08-02-2016 07:03 AM
  11. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    Which app is telling you the amount of time to charge? Third party or in system software?

    Mine will say 5 hrs and then I unplug and plug it back and it will say 1 hr.

    Maybe cable is bad.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-06-2016 03:58 PM
  12. soc_phish's Avatar
    Don't charge overnight using a quick charger
    08-27-2016 05:21 PM
  13. Snareman's Avatar
    Don't charge overnight using a quick charger
    Because?
    08-27-2016 05:22 PM
  14. soc_phish's Avatar
    Your phone will go through lots of little charges to try and keep your phone battery at 100%. This will kill battery life faster. The more important reason is that users have been buying generic chargers. Generic chargers do not do as intended. You will find that phones will function erratically and malfunction more often.
    08-27-2016 05:38 PM
  15. Snareman's Avatar
    Your phone will go through lots of little charges to try and keep your phone battery at 100%. This will kill battery life faster. The more important reason is that users have been buying generic chargers. Generic chargers do not do as intended. You will find that phones will function erratically and malfunction more often.
    But doesn't the phone essentially turn off charging when it gets to 100% no matter what charger you are using? By your statement you shouldn't charge it overnight at all as it will get to 100% and then keep beating the battery to stay charged?
    08-27-2016 05:41 PM
  16. soc_phish's Avatar
    It does. But as your phone uses the battery at night, the charger will recognize a discharge and charge your battery repeatedly.
    08-27-2016 05:48 PM
  17. doogald's Avatar
    It does. But as your phone uses the battery at night, the charger will recognize a discharge and charge your battery repeatedly.
    I don't think that's the case. See http://lifehacker.com/the-bottom-lin...one-1784533012

    However, I do agree that *turbo* charging regularly is not such a great idea, mainly because of the heat. I would plug in to an old style standard USB charger and save the turbo charging only for those times when I needed a quick boost during the day.

    See http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/22/te...overnight.html
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    08-27-2016 10:17 PM
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