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    Tablet battery THEN dock battery?

    Excuse me if this is a repeat, I'm on my phone and searching is rather a bit more difficult. Anyway, if you use the Tablet by itself til 0% then dock it on the keyboard and use the keyboard dock's battery do you get a longer period of use than you would if you had the keyboard dock connected to start with (both charged fully to 100%)? Thanks.
    Last edited by Vipfreak; 06-11-2011 at 06:40 PM.
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    If I understand correctly - yes, if you use the tablet when it is docked, it would take longer for the tablet to go to 0%, provided the dock was fully charged. (Also given an equal initial tablet charge in both cases). The docks gives away its charge first, then the tablet starts discharging. Did it answer?

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    Only if both are at 100% charge in my experience. I had my tab at 70% and dock at 100% and my dock drained 50% to charge thetab 30% to capacity in bout an hour.

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    @zorz - I think you got it backwards to what I'm thinking.

    I edited my first post hopefully be a little more clear. Sorry about that.
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    Ah, I see. That would require a real test. Not sure if there is an available report for that. Curious.

    Case 1: tablet 100% -> 0%, connect to dock at 100%, drain all to 0%
    Case 2: tablet 100% connected to dock at 100%, drain all to 0%
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    I did an unscientific one at work (not realizing it), but I could've sworn I had more batt. left overall by the end of work keeping the tf and dock seperated.
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    I believe when the two are docked together, the battery in the dock does more than just give up its charge to the tablet. It takes some power to watch for key and touchpad inputs, as well as send those inputs to the tablet. Following that logic, you would get slightly longer total battery life by keeping the tablet OFF the dock until you've used up the tablet's battery. Why? The dock would only be consuming it's own power when the tablet was connected, and in that case it would be just for the 6+ hours the dock battery is rated for. Keep them docked together for the entire battery charge of both, and the dock is active more than twice as long.

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    Agreed. There are several threads that talk about the dock draining the battery. A LOT more when docked. 2% per hour when turned off and 5 % in sleep. In comparison, i would say the tf undocked drains almost nothing while off and maybe 1% per 4 hours in sleep mode with wifi on. Maybe even better.

    Hoping this will be fixed in next upgrade.

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    i did a test this mrning. tab and dock connected both at 100%. i left for my softball games, 6 hours latet my tab is till at 100% but the dock is down to 75%. is that normal for the dock to drain 25% in standby?

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    Question

    I am sorry to go off-topic here but to get the attention of the participants in this thread I figured this to be the best way.

    I see several of You talking about percentages in relativley presice measurements of Your dock, how are You able to see this?
    I can not find the battery status for my dock anywhere.
    The only thing I can find about the battery status for the dock is the following text in the user manual:
    (homemade translation :P )

    Indicator for batterycharging (double colour)
    Green ON: Batterystrenght is between 95% and 100%
    Orange ON: Batterystrenght is less than 95%
    Orange blinking: Batterystrenght is lower than 10%
    Orange blinking fast: Batterystrenght is lower than 3%

 

 
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