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Old 03-06-2012, 02:32 PM   #21
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Been using lipos for a few years now with rc cars,trucks and helicopters and it will eventually kill the batt. I do it here and there being impatient but it does ruin them.
Trust me before they fail you would have already had 2-3 phones. i have been using li-po for over 10 years now and not had one fail due to charging at rates of 5-10C whats much much worse for them is letting them drop below cut off voltage. i think the one i use to charge my iphone is 2amp and its the one apple recommends and im sure apple cells aint any different than the other brands cells. most tool battery chargers charge at 2-2.5c and you can get 1000-2000 charges from them and thats from li-ion let alone li-po. i charge every 2-3 days on my phone so thats about 8 years of phone charges before it would fail at even 1000 charges.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:02 PM   #22
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Trust me before they fail you would have already had 2-3 phones. i have been using li-po for over 10 years now and not had one fail due to charging at rates of 5-10C whats much much worse for them is letting them drop below cut off voltage. i think the one i use to charge my iphone is 2amp and its the one apple recommends and im sure apple cells aint any different than the other brands cells. most tool battery chargers charge at 2-2.5c and you can get 1000-2000 charges from them and thats from li-ion let alone li-po. i charge every 2-3 days on my phone so thats about 8 years of phone charges before it would fail at even 1000 charges.
That's cool, just don't blow yourself up. 1c max charge on a lipo. That's what I know and that's what's safe. Check out YouTube and watch the idiots over charge thier lipos.
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That's cool, just don't blow yourself up. 1c max charge on a lipo. That's what I know and that's what's safe. Check out YouTube and watch the idiots over charge thier lipos.
Im not sure what packs you have seen that only allow to charge at 1C but they must be some kind of grade C packs which are not suitable for much else than the trash can or to have some fun with by shorting out. My current packs i use are all tested to be 10C capable but these are all grade A cells in these packs just like the ones in phones but just many more of them. Even Apple sell chargers that charge at 2C for the iphone but they are double the cost of the standard chargers last time i looked.

heres my last cell that went up in flames whilst in my car. thatw as fun trying to get that out whildt it was spitting balls of fire out about 5ft

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I drive a Chevy with factory GPS. If the address doesn't come up I call OnStar and they download the address into my GPS for me.
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I drive a Chevy with factory GPS. If the address doesn't come up I call OnStar and they download the address into my GPS for me.
And then they send the Black Helicopters to make sure you are being a good little Citizen. No thanks. That's one of the reasons I haven't been looking at the new Chevy's lately. Well, that and I have no money.

At least when I use my Android, it is only Google making sure I am a good little happy consumer of products that I may or may not want to buy.
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I drive a Chevy with factory GPS. If the address doesn't come up I call OnStar and they download the address into my GPS for me.
How's did that work then. The Chevys we have only allow turn by turn for nav and have nothing to do with the nav unit in the vehicle which needs a disc to update the map packs?
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Thanks for all the replies!
It looks like it's about 50/50 on using dedicated vs smart phones. I will probably go dedicated simply for the fact that different people will be using the gps, in multiple vehicles. I myself need a big screen, so I'll probably opt for the 5" models.
I do like the idea of being able to use Google maps while on the fly though. I just like big maps!
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I use dedicated because my phone dies quick enough and rings and rings and rings and rings and you get it.
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Thanks for all the replies.
I ended up with a Samsung Galaxie Nexus with Droid Ice Cream Sandwich o.s. through Verizon ($100 plus 2 yr contract).
http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/s...edPhoneId=5801

I've had it for about 1 week. I've used the gps for about 600 mile of measuring & deliveries. It's been next to perfect. I just speak the location into phone, & it comes up with location options. The majority of the time it comes up with the right location 1st try. A couple times I ended up typing location instead, probably because of a pronunciation glitch, or incorrect town for subdivision. It gives voice turn by turn, & adjusts routs on the fly if you make an alternate turn. It shows live traffic slow downs, which is a huge helpduring rush hour.

I don't know why I waited so long to get a GPS, but I have a long way to go before I begin to use this phones potential. I think my wife & I will have to do a class to get up to speed.
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Q; How does one talk on their phone and run a GPS app at the same time?
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I got a tom tom. Got it on sale at the walmart for 79 bucks. i also have gps on my phone but I kind of like that tom guy. he usally gets me pretty close to were I need to be. I have had it for couple years, still works great
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Q; How does one talk on their phone and run a GPS app at the same time?
You shouldn't be talking on the phone while driving.
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Q; How does one talk on their phone and run a GPS app at the same time?
Hands free. I did it yesterday as my stupid map pack on my truck don't have some roads.

Phone connects to Bluetooth on sync. Phone sits where I can see it and GPS still functions through a call. Audio from directions stops coming through the speakers in truck but can still see the nav screen on phone.

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