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    MIFI 2000 - can I keep it plugged in

    We live rural and depend on cellular for internet access. Just added MiFi 2000 w/100GB to replace Verizon. Are there any downsides (other than having to replace the battery early) with leaving the device plugged in. The charger that came with it is not a fast charge charger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuralNEO View Post
    We live rural and depend on cellular for internet access. Just added MiFi 2000 w/100GB to replace Verizon. Are there any downsides (other than having to replace the battery early) with leaving the device plugged in. The charger that came with it is not a fast charge charger.

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    Leaving a Lithium battery on the charger and constantly charged to 100% will degrade the battery over time. The warmer it is the faster it will degrade. Over what time? That is impossible to say exactly. I would expect the battery being shot for the purpose of powering the device on battery in a year or two. Some devices will not power on without at least a minimally functional battery The degraded battery may be good enough for that to run on the power supply.

    Not much you can do about it except put the power supply on a timer with intermittent cycles of on and off that keeps the battery charged between about 50 and 80%.

    Running the battery down to a few percent and recharging it fully degrades the battery even faster.

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    Can't you use it while it's being charged? Then just unplug the charger when the battery is full.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millept View Post
    Can't you use it while it's being charged? Then just unplug the charger when the battery is full.
    Sure you can. But, since the intended use is for home Internet that might not be real convenient.

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    Put it on a timer but pick some times that actually run down the battery in your home, e.g. 6pm to 9pm.

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