Minty boost problem
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Minty boost problem

by Hockey30 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:25 pm

I have a Samsung exhibit II phone and when i plug it in it vibrates and tells me it is charging. The screen does not remain on though. I was excited with my success but i looked at it two hours later and it remained at 32% for two hours. This was the same exact percentage as when i started. I was surprised it didn't even go up one percent. What can be the issue? Do i need a bigger battery?
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Re: Minty boost problem

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:02 pm

Did you turn the phone of while charging? Many phones disable power management when they detect an attached charger.
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Re: Minty boost problem

by Hockey30 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:12 pm

yes it was turned off. Maybe a bigger battery?
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Re: Minty boost problem

by adafruit_support_bill on Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:22 pm

What batteries are you using now?
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Re: Minty boost problem

by Hockey30 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:27 pm

Two AA batteries
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Re: Minty boost problem

by adafruit_support_bill on Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:33 pm

There is a big difference in performance between different types of AA batteries.
Read the "Batteries" section here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2237722377
For more battery options, check here: http://www.ladyada.net/make/mintyboost/power.html
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