Mimic´s battery

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  1. sebastian navarro

    sebastian navarro New Member

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    Hi! I just wondering if is normal that the mimic´s internal battery dies if left unused for a week. Actually it won't turn on until I plug it to the usb. I don't use the mimic regularity so I don´t know if is normal or not that the battery discharge from 100% to 0% in less than a week.

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    sebastian
     
  2. Andy Johnson-Laird

    Andy Johnson-Laird Administrator
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    I've noticed the same behavior, Sebastian. I don't know whether I'd go so far as to call it normal -- but I infer it's a combination of the battery's internal self-discharge or perhaps some chips in the MIMIC are causing a current drain. Pure speculation on my part, though.

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    Graham Futerfas Well-Known Member

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    There's supposedly a 'handshake' of buttons you can press on the Mimic that enables a Travel mode, and supposedly keeps it from turning on accidentally. I'm not sure if this mode also prevents the battery drain, but it's not a well-advertised feature, and I can't remember which buttons to press to enable it. Maybe Bryan or Deniz can post about it?
     
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  5. Matija Petrovic

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    Same problem here, battery drains in one night from full to empty :(
     
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    The same happen to me regularly. The battery is a SHAME!
     
  7. Graham Futerfas

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    One solution I have is to mount a cheap USB battery to the side of the Mimic with dual lock velcro, and I have a short little USB to USB-C cable to keep it neat.

    I like USB batteries with a push-button indicator and 4 LED's that show how full the charge is, and they sell on Amazon for like $12. Two or three of those batteries will keep your Mimic running around the clock.

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  8. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Yeah...I use the same little battery -- but the MIMIC does have an internal self-discharge it would seem.

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  9. sebastian navarro

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    Hi! I just tested the mimic´s battery enabling the shipping mode and store it for a week( Pressing all function button while powering off the mimic. To reactivate it you have to connect the usb cable to any usb charger and turn it on). Now I have powered the mimic and the battery is at 96%. So is better to leave the mimic in shipping mode if you are going to store it.

    Greetings

    sebastian
     
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