Droid 4 Battery: Can you overcharge

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  1. Websquad

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    Since I got my Droid 4 a few days after they were introduced in the US, I've been very careful to avoid keeping the device on the charger after the Battery % indicator (I charge in "sleep" mode) reaches 100%.

    My question: Is this an unnecessary precaution, or does the Droid 4 have circuitry to prevent overcharging?

    For what it is worth, I'm satisfied with my D4 battery life thus far. I have mobile hot-spot enabled, and if I know I'm going to use it for an extended time, I plug is (as recommended by Motorola); however, for a brief period (<15 minutes) I don't bother. As best I recall, the only time I plugged in was when I watched a movie on my iPad 2, using WiFi to my hot spot to get to the internet. With headphones, it was a somewhat satisfying experience, but, alas, no competition with my HD TV.
     
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    You don't have to worry about the D4 overcharging. Not only will it not overcharge the battery, but it will also let it discharge a few % to prevent it from continually charging (like the old Thinkpad batteries that would die if you left them plugged in).

    Pretty sure all mobile phones have this level of protection now. Many have quite sophisticated power subsystems.
     
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    Don't think a droid 4 maxx is coming to Verizon. The next model more than likely will be the droid 5. A variant of the droid 4 will launch on AT&T and that one might have better specs but I am not sure.
     
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    Well does anyone know if the droid 4 has the charge protection like the droid 4 does? is there an extended battery are something to help the droid 4 battery get the same as the razr maxx? Like the maxx BUT cant work the keyboard I must have a physical keyboard.
     
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    I know the Droid 1 did, so it is safe to assume the Droid 3 does as well.
     
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    I'm pretty sure it has a USB micro B plug that connects to most phones. It's the standard non-iPhone size. Blackberry's had it too.
     
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    Yes, it works with the Droid 4, and no, it does not require a special cable. What is neat about this battery is that the cord is recessed within the battery and you can pull the cord out to attach it to your Droid to charge.
     
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    might have 2 look into that does it have to be charged itself to charge the phone? Have seen one on the verizon website but am not to familar with the power packs and how they work
     
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    Anker Slimtalk

    Germanguy, would you say this charges the phone as fast as a wall plug would? Or is it a slower charge, like when its charging via a PC connection?
     
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