Battery Dock

Discussion in 'Droid Bionic Accessories' started by HonKudasai, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. HonKudasai

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    I got this with Costco's epic bundle deal, and am fairly disappointed with it. Having a second battery charging up is great, but it takes forever to fully charge a battery. None of the Costco accessories came with documentation, but I'm assuming the battery is charged when the little orange light on the dock turns green. Anyway, I swapped batteries around 10am this morning (spare was green and fully charged, and I had let my phone die overnight). By the time it died again, this evening, the spare wasn't done charging yet.

    I got a decent 12 hours out of it today, so the charging time on the dock is pretty sad. I swapped batteries anyway, and finished charging it in my phone. When I booted, the indicator read around 70%. It's plugged into a wall using the direct plug that came in the accessory bag, not one with the detachable usb cable. I think I've gotten better results out of charging through usb, sadly. Anyone else seeing poor results from this thing?
     
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    Yes. I have found that it takes most of a day for the spare to charge in the little caboose charger, i have mine plugged in in line before my dock. I have only used the spare once to cycle it. my phone is usually in the dock or the car dock so i really dont need the spare. Basically saving it for when the other dies.

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    So far I've charged both batteries with the battery-only charger and didn't notice any excessive charging times. Right now both batteries are fully charged, so after I run one down to 10% or so I'll stick it in the charger and see how long it actually takes.

    BTW, mine is plugged into my 850mA charger that came with my Motorola Renegade.
     
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    Bit of an update on charging time: I did another battery swap this morning, and it fully charged from dead in only a few hours. I guess it may just be that first charge that takes forever.

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    That's with any battery. The first charge is always the longest