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  1. #1
    MJT
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    My 2280 seems to be somewhat lacking on endurance when it comes to its
    battery standby time. The blurb when I got the phone said over 200 hours
    SB time. Yet, increasingly, the battery's near flat after 2, maybe 3
    days of sitting there, doing nothing.

    In the past I've enquired here about its battery life, with responses
    ranging from "depends" to "yeah, sounds dodgy". But even when it was
    new, the battery's never lasted longer than 2 to 3 days before it's
    needed to be charged. And when I go away where the reception is dodgy,
    the battery life may often last no more than 24hrs, maybe 48hrs at a
    pinch.

    I'm told that the battery load is greater when the unit's trying to
    latch onto week or non-existant signals.

    While in the local Telstra mobile shop the other day, the sales
    assistant suggested that when I charge the phone with it switched off.
    Supposedly it charges "better".

    What I might do is to remove it and cycle it a few times and put it on
    this smart charger that we have at work for reconditioning rechargables.
    See if that does any good. Otherwise, I can get an aftermarket battery
    for around $40 delivered.


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    Flying is the 2nd greatest experience known to man. Landing is the 1st.



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  2. #2
    Tom Smyth
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    Re: Nokia 2280 Battery Life


    "MJT" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > My 2280 seems to be somewhat lacking on endurance when it comes to its
    > battery standby time. The blurb when I got the phone said over 200 hours


    I'd be happy with 2-3 days regardless of the blurb. However if you purchased
    the unit specifically because of it's quoted battery life then it's only
    reasonable that you push the matter further.

    > I'm told that the battery load is greater when the unit's trying to
    > latch onto week or non-existant signals.


    That's very true. How many "bars" do you get when it's on standby at home
    (or wherever you use it)?

    > While in the local Telstra mobile shop the other day, the sales
    > assistant suggested that when I charge the phone with it switched off.
    > Supposedly it charges "better".


    I don't think that's true. A bit quicker, perhaps.

    > What I might do is to remove it and cycle it a few times and put it on
    > this smart charger that we have at work for reconditioning rechargables.
    > See if that does any good. Otherwise, I can get an aftermarket battery
    > for around $40 delivered.


    Assuming it's a lithium-ion battery that will probably kill it. They are
    actually more happy being "topped up" rather than being fully cycled.
    .....And they take a few charges to reach full capacity, but you imply that
    you've had it for a while so it's probably not that.

    And you can probably get an aftermarket battery for ~$15 at Strathfield etc.





  3. #3
    Bruce Graham
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    Re: Nokia 2280 Battery Life

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > My 2280 seems to be somewhat lacking on endurance when it comes to its
    > battery standby time. The blurb when I got the phone said over 200 hours
    > SB time. Yet, increasingly, the battery's near flat after 2, maybe 3
    > days of sitting there, doing nothing.
    >
    > In the past I've enquired here about its battery life, with responses
    > ranging from "depends" to "yeah, sounds dodgy". But even when it was
    > new, the battery's never lasted longer than 2 to 3 days before it's
    > needed to be charged. And when I go away where the reception is dodgy,
    > the battery life may often last no more than 24hrs, maybe 48hrs at a
    > pinch.
    >
    > I'm told that the battery load is greater when the unit's trying to
    > latch onto week or non-existant signals.
    >
    > While in the local Telstra mobile shop the other day, the sales
    > assistant suggested that when I charge the phone with it switched off.
    > Supposedly it charges "better".
    >
    > What I might do is to remove it and cycle it a few times and put it on
    > this smart charger that we have at work for reconditioning rechargables.
    > See if that does any good. Otherwise, I can get an aftermarket battery
    > for around $40 delivered.
    >

    yours behaves exactly like our 2280. I like it though because it gets
    coverage where most can't. Sounds like a spare battery is the answer.



  4. #4
    Paul Day
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    Re: Nokia 2280 Battery Life

    MJT <[email protected]> may have written:
    > My 2280 seems to be somewhat lacking on endurance when it comes to its
    > battery standby time. The blurb when I got the phone said over 200
    > hours SB time. Yet, increasingly, the battery's near flat after 2,
    > maybe 3 days of sitting there, doing nothing.


    Yep, mine's about the same.

    > While in the local Telstra mobile shop the other day, the sales
    > assistant suggested that when I charge the phone with it switched off.
    > Supposedly it charges "better".


    *blank look*

    > What I might do is to remove it and cycle it a few times and put it on
    > this smart charger that we have at work for reconditioning
    > rechargables. See if that does any good. Otherwise, I can get an
    > aftermarket battery for around $40 delivered.


    Being a Lithium Ion battery, I doubt that'll do much at all, other than
    possibly shag the battery even more.

    PD

    --
    Paul Day
    Web: http://www.bur.st/~paul/



  5. #5
    Paul Day
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    Re: Nokia 2280 Battery Life

    Bruce Graham <[email protected]> may have written:
    > yours behaves exactly like our 2280. I like it though because it gets
    > coverage where most can't. Sounds like a spare battery is the answer.


    Yeah, my 2280 gets fantastic reception. Ugly phone, chews batteries, but
    lets you put a phone-call through in the most out-of-the-way places!

    PD

    --
    Paul Day
    Web: http://www.bur.st/~paul/



  6. #6
    J5
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    Re: Nokia 2280 Battery Life


    "MJT" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > My 2280 seems to be somewhat lacking on endurance when it comes to its
    > battery standby time. The blurb when I got the phone said over 200 hours
    > SB time. Yet, increasingly, the battery's near flat after 2, maybe 3
    > days of sitting there, doing nothing.


    they do that when you move around quoted life is when it doesnt move and is
    near a strong station

    >
    > In the past I've enquired here about its battery life, with responses
    > ranging from "depends" to "yeah, sounds dodgy". But even when it was
    > new, the battery's never lasted longer than 2 to 3 days before it's
    > needed to be charged. And when I go away where the reception is dodgy,
    > the battery life may often last no more than 24hrs, maybe 48hrs at a
    > pinch.


    yep

    >
    > I'm told that the battery load is greater when the unit's trying to
    > latch onto week or non-existant signals.


    yep

    >
    > While in the local Telstra mobile shop the other day, the sales
    > assistant suggested that when I charge the phone with it switched off.
    > Supposedly it charges "better".


    did you ask him how ? stupid idiot

    >
    > What I might do is to remove it and cycle it a few times and put it on
    > this smart charger that we have at work for reconditioning rechargables.
    > See if that does any good. Otherwise, I can get an aftermarket battery
    > for around $40 delivered.


    prob get a cheap one somewhere else , but will perform the same as the one
    you have

    in the end is it all that hard to charge it ? got my charger by the bed ,
    phone gets plugged in
    when i go to be

    > --
    > Flying is the 2nd greatest experience known to man. Landing is the 1st.






  7. #7
    MJT
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 2280 Battery Life

    Paul Day wrote:

    >> What I might do is to remove it and cycle it a few times and put it on
    >> this smart charger that we have at work for reconditioning
    >> rechargables. See if that does any good. Otherwise, I can get an
    >> aftermarket battery for around $40 delivered.

    >
    > Being a Lithium Ion battery, I doubt that'll do much at all, other than
    > possibly shag the battery even more.


    Yeah, I forgot that it was a L-ion battery when someone else mentioned
    this. Thing is, the battery, since new, has never really had a long
    standby time. At home where it sits most of its time, the signal bars
    are usually half to three quarters on the scale.



    --
    Women get minks the same way minks get minks.



  8. #8
    will kemp
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    Re: Nokia 2280 Battery Life

    On Tue, 10 Jan 2006 06:12:03 +1000, MJT wrote:

    > While in the local Telstra mobile shop the other day, the sales
    > assistant suggested that when I charge the phone with it switched off.
    > Supposedly it charges "better".


    That sounds like telstra! ;-)

    It won't charge "better", but it will charge faster.

    Will



  9. #9
    J5
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 2280 Battery Life


    "will kemp" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > On Tue, 10 Jan 2006 06:12:03 +1000, MJT wrote:
    >
    >> While in the local Telstra mobile shop the other day, the sales
    >> assistant suggested that when I charge the phone with it switched off.
    >> Supposedly it charges "better".

    >
    > That sounds like telstra! ;-)
    >
    > It won't charge "better", but it will charge faster.


    well thats better isnt it

    >
    > Will






  10. #10
    Paul Day
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    Re: Nokia 2280 Battery Life

    J5 <[email protected]> may have written:
    > > It won't charge "better", but it will charge faster.

    >
    > well thats better isnt it


    Not with respects to what the original poster calls "better": larger
    capacity/longer life between charges for his phone.

    PD

    --
    Paul Day
    Web: http://www.bur.st/~paul/



  11. #11
    Tom Smyth
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    Re: Nokia 2280 Battery Life


    "will kemp" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > On Tue, 10 Jan 2006 06:12:03 +1000, MJT wrote:
    >
    >> While in the local Telstra mobile shop the other day, the sales
    >> assistant suggested that when I charge the phone with it switched off.
    >> Supposedly it charges "better".

    >
    > That sounds like telstra! ;-)
    >
    > It won't charge "better", but it will charge faster.


    Not necessarily.

    Don't forget Li-ion phones have intelligent chargers, they don't just dump
    current to the battery. The operation of the handset may or may not "steal"
    power that the charger would have otherwise used.





  12. #12
    MJT
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 2280 Battery Life

    J5 wrote:

    > in the end is it all that hard to charge it ? got my charger by the bed
    > , phone gets plugged in when i go to be


    Actually, it's quite easy. However, often when I go away, I don't have
    access to a charger, so I'm relying on the phone's battery to stay
    charged. This is particularly so when on bike trips.

    Someone suggested turning it off when riding, as I can't hear it to
    answer it anyway. Which is what I do.

    Having said that, when the blurb says "200 hrs standby time", I'd expect
    something that approaches that claim. Not 24 hrs or even 48 hrs...



    --
    "The world is more like it is now then it ever has before." - Eisenhower



  13. #13
    Rod Speed
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    Re: Nokia 2280 Battery Life

    MJT <[email protected]> wrote
    > J5 wrote


    >> in the end is it all that hard to charge it ? got my charger
    >> by the bed , phone gets plugged in when i go to be


    > Actually, it's quite easy. However, often when I go away, I
    > don't have access to a charger, so I'm relying on the phone's
    > battery to stay charged. This is particularly so when on bike trips.


    > Someone suggested turning it off when riding, as I
    > can't hear it to answer it anyway. Which is what I do.


    The obvious approach is a spare battery, but its too stupid to work that out for
    itself.

    No surprise that it needs a union.

    > Having said that, when the blurb says "200 hrs standby time", I'd expect
    > something that approaches that claim. Not 24 hrs or even 48 hrs...


    Pathetic, really.





  14. #14
    Bruce Graham
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 2280 Battery Life

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > J5 wrote:
    >
    > > in the end is it all that hard to charge it ? got my charger by the bed
    > > , phone gets plugged in when i go to be

    >
    > Actually, it's quite easy. However, often when I go away, I don't have
    > access to a charger, so I'm relying on the phone's battery to stay
    > charged. This is particularly so when on bike trips.
    >
    > Someone suggested turning it off when riding, as I can't hear it to
    > answer it anyway. Which is what I do.
    >

    Me too - too easy to fall off when answering anyway. Still, buy a spare
    battery - you will forget to turn it off one day and it will be flat when
    you want it. (A Telstra tech working on a remote CDMA tower charged mine
    once - but I don't count on that happening again).




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