Bluetooth Drained Battery--Very Slow to Charge

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  1. DonSchaeffer

    DonSchaeffer Senior Member

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    My tablet is taking a very long time to charge up. I was using a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. They really seemed to drain the battery completely. Is there anything I can do to speed the charging process? Can the Bluetooth damage my battery?
     
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    Blue tooth tends to use a lot of battery. I don't think it will damage it though.
     
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    How much power bluetooth uses might depend on what mode the bluetooth devices are using , if you have a bt4 tablet but your keyboard and mouse is only bt2 then the bt4 tablet will have to run at bt2 and bt2 uses power than bt4.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth

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    Thanks John. I actually got it fully charged. I just turn off the Bluetooth when I'm not using it.
     
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    Hi.

    I use the app "GSam Battery Monitor" you can set alarms for battery low, charged, high temp and health, the low battery alarm might be of use to you, as letting your battery go empty is not good for your battery and reduces it`s life.

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    Thanks John. I took your advice and installed Sam. I hate used a different monitor but Sams looks a lot better.
     

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