Charge

the wires
@ridingbet (38163)
Philippines
October 10, 2017 4:50am CST
“Charge it to experience”. Tomorrow is my check-up to my cardiologist so I have to leave after lunch. My sister will also have her follow-up consultation so we will go together. My son will stay behind. But alas! Tomorrow, we will have the 12-hour power blackout. It is the electric company’s maintenance schedule. That is why I am making this discussion this early, and might make another again before I go to bed. Charge! Yes, we have to charge all our electronic gadgets like our mobile phones, flashlights, the iPad and laptop; and our fridge should be adjusted to the highest thermostat so we will have ice-cold water to drink. Worse though, my Nokia is no longer charging. I have to plug it and keep it plugged until the battery starts to charge. Do you remove your phones once it reaches a hundred percent charge? Do you text or call while it is plugged in for charging?
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@SIMPLYD (75383)
• Philippines
12 Oct
Yes, you better charge all those gadgets to prepare for tomorrow's brownout. I do still play on my phone, while it is still charging. But not call.
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
12 Oct
the power interruption only covered the other side of the city. we had light but there was no dial tone on the phone, so there was no internet too.
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@SIMPLYD (75383)
• Philippines
12 Oct
@ridingbet At least you have light. Maybe you can use mobile data.
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
15 Oct
@SIMPLYD no, i don't use mobile data. i always have the notion that we will have internet when the repairs are finished.
@toniganzon (41135)
• Philippines
10 Oct
I don't. There's still a trickling stage. When the phone battery, especially smart phones are at its 100%, it still isn't. You still have to wait a few minutes more. I have an app called battery doctor that takes care of the health of my battery and says when it's time to remove it from the charger. I've had that app for years even before when I was still using an android phone.
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
12 Oct
when the samsung phone that my brother left to me is used for playing, there are some instances that the game hangs up. it does not switch off. what i do then is i remove the battery then replace it again.
@toniganzon (41135)
• Philippines
12 Oct
@ridingbet Yeah, it's called hard reset.
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
15 Oct
@toniganzon oh. so my idea of opening and removing the battery, do you think that is a good action that i must do? sometimes, i wait for the screen to go blank, but the image remains stationary. heheh! naive woman here (me).
@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
11 Oct
Oh no! It is almost like by us, but you got warning and I hope those 12 hours sped by. I have learnt to keep things charging for as long as possible because we never know when they will just cut our power like they do.
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
12 Oct
yes, it is really hassle if suddenly, the lights go off and darkness comes. we had light bit no internet.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
12 Oct
@ridingbet , it is so frustrating. I am happy your internet is back.
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
16 Oct
@bluesa yes my friend, and i am here now. i have a short-term goal for today and i hope i will reach that goal before i sleep tonight.
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@fishtiger58 (30715)
• Momence, Illinois
10 Oct
I have been told that if you overcharge a battery it will shorten it's life, but I'm not sure if that's true. Good luck with your docs appointment.
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
12 Oct
there is a reminder that if the phone is already fully charged, it should be unplugged already. i do that.
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@fishtiger58 (30715)
• Momence, Illinois
13 Oct
@ridingbet I do too I don't want to have to buy another battery.
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
16 Oct
@fishtiger58 but we can know if our phone's battery is getting shorter life if it bulges out.
@ilocosboy (33306)
• Philippines
10 Oct
Because my mobile phone takes longer time to charge so it is mostly not hundred percent when plugged off.
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
12 Oct
if your phone is new, then the battery charging should be shorter time.
@ilocosboy (33306)
• Philippines
12 Oct
no one year but I think its the charger. i should get fast charging charger.
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
16 Oct
@ilocosboy i think too that your phone should be equipped with quicker battery charging.
@Hannihar (13114)
8 Nov
I charge my phone all the time. I do not use it while it is plugged in.
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
11 Nov
like me, i charge my 2 phones when i go to sleep. my phones' batteries drain fast because i play games with them
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@Hannihar (13114)
12 Nov
@ridingbet ingrid, I know what that is like. Mine do too.
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@peachpurple (10755)
• Malaysia
10 Oct
nope I don't use my phone while it is charging. I heard that it will explode if you play games while charging. Yes I remove it once reach 100%
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
12 Oct
i think those phones that explode when you play with them are the not-so-original phones. because the original phone does not explode.
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@peachpurple (10755)
• Malaysia
12 Oct
@ridingbet maybe you are right
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@JustBhem (22746)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Oct
Yeah, I do most of the time.
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
12 Oct
can't you wait then that your phone is fully charged before you call or text?
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@JustBhem (22746)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Oct
@ridingbet I wait until it's full charge.
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@DianneN (59974)
• United States
11 Oct
I usually don't use my phone when it's plugged in.
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
12 Oct
sometimes i switch off my phone; sometimes it is on and i can receive text messages but not calls.
@nangayo (2293)
• Nairobi, Kenya
10 Oct
Yes i do wait for my phone to get to 100 percent. i do not text or call while it is plugged.
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
12 Oct
that is good. it can make the battery life longer to live. hahaha!
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@hereandthere (24267)
• Philippines
10 Oct
i also still use my old nokia and it doesn't fully charge anymore, just 75%. is your son going to unplug all appliances when the power is cut?
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
12 Oct
we do. all, even electric fans.
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@cahaya1983 (9728)
• Malaysia
10 Oct
My phone pulse light would turn green when the battery reaches 90% so that's when I plug it off. The guy at the phone store also advised me to do that.
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
12 Oct
my phone too. while it is charging, the red light is on. it turns green when it is fully charged.
@Alian123 (393)
10 Oct
I really feel you. Also here in our place we have this blackout schedule. It's really a bummer! The whole "charging the gadgets/electronics" thing is so hastle...
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@ridingbet (38163)
• Philippines
12 Oct
it is so unfortunate but that is how our country, the Philippines, have as power source of electricity
@Lizirazo (2481)
• United States
10 Oct
Yes l do sometimes.
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