1. DBOP's Avatar
    Is it possible that the discharge rate of the battery under normal usage differs depending on how it was charged? It seems as if the battery holds a charge longer if I have charged it using a cable than it does if it was charged wirelessly.

    Thanks,

    DBOP
    11-18-2014 09:45 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    No the discharge rate shouldn't be different. A battery's discharge rate is effected by lifespan not how you charge something.

    Wireless charging should have no effect on battery performance.
    11-18-2014 09:51 AM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    It may take longer to charge the device wirelessly, but once its full, it doesn't matter. Electricity is electricity.
    11-18-2014 11:21 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    It may take longer to charge the device wirelessly, but once its full, it doesn't matter. Electricity is electricity.
    Well.... I wouldn't say that exactly but in general. Yeah.
    11-18-2014 11:24 AM
  5. BatteryLife's Avatar
    I don't know about wireless charging. But my old free power bank charges my Lumia 520 to full in about 5 hours, and it definitely does not charge as long.

    I believe the slow charging affected the calibration somehow
    11-18-2014 11:47 AM
  6. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I don't know about wireless charging. But my old free power bank charges my Lumia 520 to full in about 5 hours, and it definitely does not charge as long.

    I believe the slow charging affected the calibration somehow
    There's no calibration involved. The phone either charges or it doesn't. If you think the phone is lying to you then do a soft reset.

    I'd suggest getting a proper charger for your phone if it takes 5 hours to charge your phone.
    xandros9 likes this.
    11-18-2014 12:01 PM
  7. BatteryLife's Avatar
    If I recall correctly, phones can't judge battery percentage accurately. That's why based on the voltage, and the user activity, they extrapolate the infomation to "guess" battery percentage. And I don't think a soft reset help either.

    That's why some people drain their battery to 0% and recharge maybe once every few months.

    And yeah, it was a free power bank, didn't expect much... But I didn't expect it to be so mediocre.
    11-18-2014 09:56 PM

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