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when do you start worrying about recharging your phone/tablet/laptop?
(please boost because i'm curious) :)

so we got almost 50% of people with no sense of fear it seems.

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@olivia depends very much on whether I am planning to go out or not

@felix as someone that rarely goes out, i obviously didn't take that into account >.<

@felix maybe in a normal-ish situation in which you might go out, but you're not sure? i say 'worrying' because i'm more curious about when people start thinking about charging more than the action of charging itself.

@olivia I'll often start charging it at around 30% if I'm not going to need it for a while, but that's convenience and not bc I feel like it NEEDS it.

@olivia after it runs out of battery entirely

@olivia I get edgy around 70% actually but hate rummaging around for cables and chargers s I just keep going until it actually runs out

@dch hahaha you might be edgy all the time, then?

@olivia That's if I'm away from home. At home I will cavalierly drop to below 15%, even 10%, without a care.

@olivia I typically start charging my phone when it gets below 10% and my laptop I plug in when it falls into the single digits.

@KBY30 ouch. i get nervous when my laptop goes to 40% already.

@olivia

different levels for different devices, since their power-related behaviors are different, including threshholds, type of notification, what steps they take at what level, how easy it is to recharge them

@deejoe makes sense. i have all my devices warning me at 15%, but i rarely let it get to that point unless i forget (or if i thought i plugged in the charger but didn't, as i do with my laptop more often than i wished).

@olivia I used to wait until closer to 30% but my ancient device likes to suddenly power off around 50% now.

@nivex oh, that. exactly. i think i'm traumatized by that kind of thing.

@olivia

Both my phone and my primary laptop have either low power consumption or a big battery or both. Typical use time on each machine is 8+ hours. They also both have USB-C fast charging.

It's been transformative. The previous phone was micro-USB charging and very finicky about cables, and I would start to worry at 50%. With the new device I start to think about it at 15%.

@ed_packet imagine that :D

i think my laptop normally also has a pretty good battery life, but i usually have it running on battery when i'm outside, and then need to have brightness at 100%, which doesn't help much.

luckily for me my nerdy-electrician husband was the one that designed the electricity disposition in the house we built for us, so basically there are power outlets everywhere.

@olivia

I am also pretty good for power outlets everywhere they are needed - except our old, old garage which only has a simple bare lightbulb on a janky old circuit. That perhaps is a spring/summer project to electrify the garage to let me charge my new bicycle.

@olivia Depends on time of day and anticipated use.

I'm charging now at about 50% as I anticipate using the device for quite some time further.

Later in the day, that threshold drops to about 20-30%, and before bedtime, 5% is sufficient.

Basically: range capability is a function of range requirement.

@olivia

Laptop: Only below 15%
Phone: Depends if
- I'm going it and/or
- I have time to recharge it before going out
- Where I'm going/if I can recharge it outside (charged powerbank, available wall electricity socket… ).

@olivia Actually, I just wait for the "Low battery" notification, otherwise, I don't even notice the battery level, if I'm too busy.

It usually happens at about 12% battery left, but depends on the battery I'm using (6 vs 9 cells) and what I'm doing on the computer. I get that warning when there's 5 minutes left before the computer shuts down.

@olivia
my laptop battery lasts about 25 minutes and the charging port only works at very specific angles, so the correct answer is "nervous at 100%"

@olivia phone I'll let die before I realize, unless I'm traveling but even then it lasts wayyyy longer than my headphones which I am nervous about the second I take off the charger. I feel like I'm just counting down the hours until silence!!

@specter wired headphones might just be the solution to all your problems then

@olivia I have one of those portable solar panels, so I charge when it's sunny enough no matter the %. Unless it's down to about 20% and going to rain.

lithium batteries, what I think I know of it, a bit long 

re: lithium batteries, what I think I know of it, a bit long 

re: lithium batteries, what I think I know of it, a bit long 

@Electron @olivia In addition to what has been said, these batteries should be kept under 80% to increase their life expectancy.

@olivia I voted "nervous at 50%" but my honest answer is I'm nervous if I /can/ plug it in and haven't. Like, if I'm in myown apartment and it's not plugged in, or I'm at a library with open outlets.

Battery is for power outages or places electricity is unavailable, to me.

@olivia I've got myself a plus sized battery that lasts almost 3 days so 15% is about 8 hours.

@olivia Actually, I'm nervous at 60%. Under 40%, I'm dying.

@im yeah, when it comes to my laptop i'm definitely like that.

@olivia i can't believe "only below 15%" is leading. this website is full of absolute degenerates

@olivia For my phone, 5% or less; for my laptop, if I have to do "real work" (coding) 30%, otherwise 15%. So I went for the average 🙂

@olivia
I get myself phones with big batteries & I had the LG X Power and now I got the Moto G[something] Power - at 15% I still have a couple of hours to half a day left, at 5% maybe one or two :D

@olivia my phone gets 2 days on a full charge with heavy use.
Love it

@olivia the ABC of traveling:

Always
Be
Charging

😁

@olivia
We prefer the days when you could replace the #battery in your device when it became unreliable.

Not good for the #neoliberal #corporatists and #surveillanceState though.

@dsfgs i was talking about people that let their batteries drop below 15% though

@olivia
Yes. We understood that.

What we find though is one only needs to worry about unpredictable #lowBattery problems when a battery is getting old.

@dsfgs that also depends a lot on whether you can even afford devices that have good battery life >.< i for one never had one of those, but then the kind of life i lead doesn't force me to depend too much on the device's battery.

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