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How frequently do you charge?

Discussion in 'Apple iPad Polls' started by DarkLordEnron, Jul 27, 2010.

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How often do you feel the need to charge?

Poll closed Aug 6, 2010.
  1. Every day. I'm a power user!

    45.3%
  2. About every other day..

    37.5%
  3. Once every three days or therearound.. I don't use my iPad much..

    4.7%
  4. Other - please explain.

    12.5%
  1. DarkLordEnron
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    Do you charge every day? Every couple days? Does your iPad last a week?!

    Also, what do you consider to be an optimal charging schedule to improve the non user serviceable battery?

    This poll could be further expanded to include the "How long does your battery REALLY last" poll, and you can answer that question if you would like.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2010
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    Bought it Friday with 89% charge. Dropped to 14% today and I charged it to 100%.
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    I charge mine about twice a week (maybe every 3 days) but I wouldn't say I don't use it a lot. My battery lasts from 100% to dead approx 15 hours which is well above what is suggested. 5 hours usage a day when I don't use it for work is quite a lot in my opinion.

    When I bought it, it had something like 70% charge. Ever since then I've either let it run dead before charging or at the most about 5% and I don't over charge it. For example I don't leave it on charge overnight like I do my phone. It takes about 4 hours to fully charge.
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    I generally charge every other day and I usually don't get below 50% charge.
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    My I pad is almost public property at work. I have two other emp who are always stealing it. With all this usage I charge about every third day, if needed. We are on the wifi downloading videos or on Facebook. I do keep my screen at half power and it is more than a great display still.
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    I charge whenever I can, I have a home charger and car charger. I am good with that....
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    I use mine a LOT..and I can make it about 2 days before I have to charge...my gf uses hers occasionally and she can go about 2 weeks before she has to charge it.
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    Every day. My nieces are on it constantly watching videos and listening to music. I listen to audiobooks. Usually between 20 and 40 percent each night when I plug it in.
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    Great to hear all the responses!
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    Everyday here too.
    In constant use by all the family.
    Plus I like to lie in bed in the morning and read the newspapers on it, catchup on feeds etc..
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    I treat it like my phone, plug it in every night....
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    I plug it like a laptop. As soon as it's not in use it's plugged.
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    I use mine constantly and still only need a charge every couple days. I'm still at 89 percent and I've been on it all day.
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    Everyday for sure.
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    So far, I've been really impressed by the life of the battery and it puts my iPhone first gen to absolute shame. I realize that the phone has a smaller battery, yes, but now I kind of expect phones to be on par with my iPad for some reason! :)
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    Every day, but only because there are sime days that I get close to 15%. It's almost 10 pm here, and I'm at 75%. I'll still charge it because who knows what tomorrow will bring.
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    I charge whenever I can....
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    Every other day. I use it often. Going out tomorrow and buying two or three docks. One for the entertainment center (pandora), bedroom, and table next to couch in living room. Hate to have a dead iPad..
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    I keep my iPad plugged in to the power cube whenever I'm not using it.. That way I always have a full charge when I leave the house with it.

    FWIW, Lithium batteries don't need any special treatment to make them last longer. However, you need to do a deep discharge the batteries from time to time, to keep the "remaining charge" indicator properly calibrated.

    This site explains things pretty well: -> How to prolong lithium-based batteries
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    Great article and didn't realize that frequently topping off the battery was better for it. I wonder what Apple will do once the Ipad batteries start giving it up. (Trade-in, refurbs, replacement battery service, etc...)

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