How to get optimal performance from Wifi battery?

+3 votes
One for the engineers or scientists...

Seems that you reduce the life of the battery when running it off a charger for a prolonged time (it overheats). Any suggestions on running the device without plugging it in and out all the time??
asked Jan 29, 2015 in Devices by slabs (150 points)

2 Answers

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Leaving it plugged in for prolonged times should be fine - the modem should only be charging it when the battery isn't full as most newer devices have proper charging controllers.

The heat you are experiencing are probably not from the battery but from the modem chip, the chips are known to become very hot under prollonged use. (All of my mobile modems become very hot under use)
answered Jan 29, 2015 by Jacques_Stry (2,170 points)
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Most devices nowadays are sophisticated enough to stop accepting charge (current) once the battery has reached capacity, so it could well be a flaw on the hardware that is allowing the device to overheat.

The device is designed to be plugged into the wall, as this extends the WiFi range to a large extent, so it should not overheat.

If you purchased the device from us, we'll need to test it.
answered Jan 29, 2015 by AfriMan (14,660 points)
Thanks, got it when I joined Afrihost. Can I DM you for details?

By the way, the battery does not last long when plugged out (less than 30 minutes, but probably closer to less than 15 minutes).