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    My 2 cents on batteries

    A couple of years ago Fox News did a story regarding an eleven-year-old girl woke up one morning to the smell of something burning. It was her Samsung phone (no mention of which model). It was her battery, and it was a non-OEM battery. Bottom line Samsung replaced her phone with an OEM Samsung battery. Samsung warned owners to replace the batteries with Samsung. I own two Samsung phones, Focus S and S III. I have 5 batteries for the Focus, and the original for the S III. Recently batteryuniversity.com had a piece regarding LI batteries. I buy all my replacement OEM batteries from eBay. I only had one battery give me a problem. A couple of months ago I bought 2 from a seller that would not hold a charge very well. The seller suggested I charge the batteries 12-16 hours for the first 2 or 3 cycles. That helped! When I needed an external charger I bought a UBOC charger. It has adjustable pins. Battery University states that the LI batteries made in the last couple of years can stand the extra time in a charger. During the day I will check the battery that is being charged for any very warm temp. So far no problems. I like the idea regarding an external battery pack, but I have extra batteries for my Focus. Recently I went to a Goodwill store and found 2 brand new Motorola 12V chargers for $2 a piece. I bought one, plugged it in the Focus, and it charged. I went back and bought the other one. I later found out that these were a Motorola fast charger that were $12 or so new. I think my S III is either 3 or 4 years old. It still is doing a good job, but I think it is due for a new one. Please feel free to make comments as I am always looking for better ways to do things. Thanks!

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    I generally only go with OEM batteries but feel I've had good luck with the Ankers with my Note 4.

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    Thanks for your suggestion. It took a page to learn what this was as I had never heard of "ankers". Can the S III use this without a battery inside the phone? What size are you using? I'm just using mine as an audio player.And I have just about used every battery saving setting I can figure it has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummer1963 View Post
    Thanks for your suggestion. It took a page to learn what this was as I had never heard of "ankers". Can the S III use this without a battery inside the phone? What size are you using? I'm just using mine as an audio player.And I have just about used every battery saving setting I can figure it has.
    Ankers is actually a brand of after market battery. Have you looked at the zero lemon option. It's a massive battery that should last a good while only using for music.

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    Yesterday I did look up the zero lemon. Since I don't sleep very well I hooked the S III (with the FM transmitter) to my late dad's Bose radio.. I also will use the two when I take a long trip. Several hours ago the battery was plugged into a charger, and I noticed a 3% drop within a couple of minutes. I may need a new battery later. Both vehicles that I own have several 12V plugins.

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    I'm using the Zero Lemon as my daily driver battery. I don't mind the extra bulk it adds to my S3. I bet you could get several days (or more) using it to just play audio on an S3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VoiceGuy View Post
    I'm using the Zero Lemon as my daily driver battery. I don't mind the extra bulk it adds to my S3. I bet you could get several days (or more) using it to just play audio on an S3.
    I use the zerolemon too. It's added bulk makes it more comfortable to me. The naked S3 is like holding a wet watermelon seed. It's three batteries in parallel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller6386 View Post
    I generally only go with OEM batteries but feel I've had good luck with the Ankers with my Note 4.

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    OEM all the way. @Drummer1963 Don't risk it with getting crappy batteries. Think of your phone as a few hundred dollar investment because guess what, that's what it is. All the best!

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    Welcome to the forum Eric!

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