1. ILUMINATIUNDEAD's Avatar
    I had my passport charging from 0 percent at like 8 am and it's almost 12 PM now and it's at 90 percent not done charging yet! Is this because it's the first time I'm charging it?

    Posted via CB10
    11-27-14 12:56 PM
  2. czechberry's Avatar
    original charger?
    11-27-14 12:57 PM
  3. ILUMINATIUNDEAD's Avatar
    Yes. The one that came with it.

    Posted via CB10
    11-27-14 12:59 PM
  4. rebroker2009's Avatar
    Wouldn't let it go to zero

    Blackberry Passport running 10.3.1.1151
    11-27-14 01:00 PM
  5. ILUMINATIUNDEAD's Avatar
    Hmm I just heard something about battery calibration to completely drain the battery and then charge it to 100

    Posted via CB10
    11-27-14 01:02 PM
  6. hpjrt's Avatar
    The charger must be faulty or the outlet is. Mine charges very quickly with the original charger.

    I think that it does take a few days for the Passport to become efficient re the battery - at least that's what lots of CB folks claim.

    Have you tried moving the charger to a different location?

    Posted from my BlackBerry Passport
    Barbareren and AdamThatsIt like this.
    11-27-14 01:10 PM
  7. czechberry's Avatar
    Plugged into the wall or via USB? If you are plugging it into the USB, charging is more slowly.
    11-27-14 01:10 PM
  8. hpjrt's Avatar
    Hmm I just heard something about battery calibration to completely drain the battery and then charge it to 100

    Posted via CB10
    Apparently that's a bad idea with these batteries. In fact it's been a few years since batteries benefited from that procedure.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Passport
    11-27-14 01:12 PM
  9. ILUMINATIUNDEAD's Avatar
    My error I realized I didn't plug it in right. LOL

    Posted via CB10
    11-27-14 01:23 PM
  10. surgeon1919's Avatar
    I have always let my battery drain till 0% and charge it till 100% for the first 3-4 charges. I also charge overnight with the phone turned off.

    After that I do my best to let the battery get to 10% or lower (usually 3-4% if I really can't wait) and my batteries are fine. I

    Maybe your phone is still working hard at something so it's taking a little longer to charge.

    I'd say after you finish your charging, reboot your phone.

    Posted via CB10
    11-27-14 01:27 PM
  11. hpjrt's Avatar
    My error I realized I didn't plug it in right. LOL

    Posted via CB10
    LOL.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Passport
    11-27-14 01:29 PM
  12. woofster's Avatar
    My error I realized I didn't plug it in right. LOL

    Posted via CB10
    Well that de-escalated quickly.

    But as czechberry noted, charging is definitely going to be slower when done through your USB. There is actually a noticeable time reduction to achieve a full charge when directly plugged into the wall. Just something to think about if you don't have a lot of time but want a good recharge.
    11-27-14 01:41 PM
  13. maxiang's Avatar
    I have always let my battery drain till 0% and charge it till 100% for the first 3-4 charges. I also charge overnight with the phone turned off.

    After that I do my best to let the battery get to 10% or lower (usually 3-4% if I really can't wait) and my batteries are fine. I

    Maybe your phone is still working hard at something so it's taking a little longer to charge.

    I'd say after you finish your charging, reboot your phone.

    Posted via CB10
    Better for Li-Ion or Li-Pol batteries if you don't fully discharge all the time.
    "...If at all possible, avoid full discharges and charge the battery more often between uses. Partial discharge on Li-ion is fine; there is no memory and the battery does not need periodic full discharge cycles to prolong life, other than to calibrate the fuel gauge on a smart battery once in a while..."
    From here: http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/a...ased_batteries

    Q10SQN100-1/10.3.1.1151
    BravoZuluDelta likes this.
    11-27-14 02:52 PM
  14. bobshine's Avatar
    You should never fully discharge a lithium ion battery cause they can go into a state where it would be very difficult to bring them back to life. However, these batteries has a "protection" that prevents them from fully discharging. But if you are at 0% or near... I wouldn't leave it hanging there too long.
    BravoZuluDelta likes this.
    11-27-14 05:52 PM
  15. cirian75's Avatar
    sealed in battery's

    been reading up, recharge at 30% and trying not to go below that greatly extends the life span of the battery.
    11-28-14 05:08 PM
  16. surgeon1919's Avatar
    I guess I've been lucky so far. I don't notice any real battery life drain doing it the hard way!

    9/10 of my friends have iPhones and they charge whenever and wherever all the time and they are noticing their batteries ain't what is used to be.

    I guess it's all subtleties

    Posted via CB10
    11-28-14 05:28 PM
  17. cirian75's Avatar
    yeah, I'm looking to come back to BB, the passport looks like the deal maker for me. I had the 9700 and 8800

    I loved my 8800,

    anyhow, on the nexus 5 atm, have been obeying the 30% rule, 12 months later my battery is still almost as good as new.
    11-28-14 05:32 PM
  18. cirian75's Avatar
    yeah, I'm looking to come back to BB, the passport looks like the deal maker for me. I had the 9700 and 8800

    I loved my 8800,

    anyhow, on the nexus 5 atm, have been obeying the 30% rule, 12 months later my battery is still almost as good as new.

    did a battery check on my 1 year old Nexus 5 yesterday, 2 of the 198 cells in the battery are "low" on life, rest are perfect, so I still have 98% of battery capacity by trying make sure I try to never go below 30%.
    12-05-14 06:20 AM
  19. abdullah1982's Avatar
    Been using 1.8 amp fast charger. Takes around 2.5 hours to charge full

    Posted via BlackBerry Passport Black Edition
    12-05-14 08:32 PM

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