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Leaving a tablet plugged in 24/7

1 minute ago, Catsrules said:

I am looking at some home automation stuff and thinking about wall mounting some tablets. these will probably be some cheap tablets like refirblished ipads.  I am wondering about the battery, is leaving the tablet plugged in with the battery at 100% 24/7 a bad idea? I am not worried about overcharge or anything like that as the tablits and batteries have that protection built in.  I am mainly worried about battery expansion/ fire hazards, I have read that it isn't good to keep a battery at fully charge in a hot environment. 

I have heard a few people have automated the tablet charger to shutoff when the tablet reaches say 70% then turn back on at 30% or something like that. Is that a better solution?

 

Or am I being overly concerned about this and just not worry about it?

While it's not the healthiest for the battery, the risk of a fire isn't any higher than just using the tablet. 

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I am looking at some home automation stuff and thinking about wall mounting some tablets. these will probably be some cheap tablets like refirblished ipads.  I am wondering about the battery, is leaving the tablet plugged in with the battery at 100% 24/7 a bad idea? I am not worried about overcharge or anything like that as the tablets and batteries have that protection built in.  I am mainly worried about battery expansion/ fire hazards, I have read that it isn't good to keep a battery at fully charge in a hot environment. 

I have heard a few people have automated the tablet charger to shutoff when the tablet reaches say 70% then turn back on at 30% or something like that. Is that a better solution?

 

Or am I being overly concerned about this and just not worry about it?

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1 minute ago, Catsrules said:

I am looking at some home automation stuff and thinking about wall mounting some tablets. these will probably be some cheap tablets like refirblished ipads.  I am wondering about the battery, is leaving the tablet plugged in with the battery at 100% 24/7 a bad idea? I am not worried about overcharge or anything like that as the tablits and batteries have that protection built in.  I am mainly worried about battery expansion/ fire hazards, I have read that it isn't good to keep a battery at fully charge in a hot environment. 

I have heard a few people have automated the tablet charger to shutoff when the tablet reaches say 70% then turn back on at 30% or something like that. Is that a better solution?

 

Or am I being overly concerned about this and just not worry about it?

While it's not the healthiest for the battery, the risk of a fire isn't any higher than just using the tablet. 


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4 minutes ago, Mnky313 said:

While it's not the healthiest for the battery, the risk of a fire isn't any higher than just using the tablet. 

Wouldn't a less healthy battery increase the changes of fire/ battery expansion?

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1 minute ago, Catsrules said:

Wouldn't a less healthy battery increase the changes of fire/ battery expansion?

Not necessarily, just because the battery doesn't hold a charge as well doesn't mean it's at a higher chance to cause a fire.  You're far more likely to have the battery expand if you leave it unplugged for a long time after the battery depletes. 


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9 minutes ago, Catsrules said:

am wondering about the battery, is leaving the tablet plugged in with the battery at 100% 24/7 a bad idea? I am not worried about overcharge or anything like that as the tablets and batteries have that protection built in.  I am mainly worried about battery expansion/ fire hazards, I have read that it isn't good to keep a battery at fully charge in a hot environment. 

It's not the best idea for the health of these batteries as the batteries found in mobile devices are meant to discharged and charged back up over and over during their lifespan. As you're intending to keep these plugged in 24/7, I don't see this as a bad idea.


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Just now, Mnky313 said:

Not necessarily, just because the battery doesn't hold a charge as well doesn't mean it's at a higher chance to cause a fire.  You're far more likely to have the battery expand if you leave it unplugged for a long time after the battery depletes. 

Ahh thanks for the information.

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We do have Rogers home security, and our bundle did come with a tablet, which its essentially plugged in 24/7, so I mean you can try


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No fire hazard, but best state for battery to stay for preservation is at 50%. Too high or too low puts stress on it. And keeping it plugged in means trickle charging. On top of being at 100%, its going to cause battery to bloat.

 

Best look for a solution that automatically starts/stops charging around set battery %


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