Stiletto 2 battery dies

jcramin

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I have had my Stiletto 2 for a couple months now, and twice I have turned it off and put it away and when I went to get it out about 4 or 5 days later the batter was completely dead.

The first time I figured maybe I put it in sleep mode then accidentally hit the power switch when I put it in its case and it stayed on, but the 2nd time I know I turned it off Saturday and I just now grabbed it and the batter is dead.

I dont use the radio on a regular basis so that's why it sometimes sits for several days

Has anyone else had this problem ?

Thanks,
J
 

jcramin

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Here is a little more info that may be of interest. I left my Stiletto 2 turned off but charging over night. At 6:30 am I took it off the charged and turned in on. Once it was on I put it in sleep mode. When I got to work 2 hours later I took it out of sleep mode and it already showed only 98% battery life. Will just turning it on and putting it to sleep and waking it up use 2% of the battery ? I am just trying to figure out why my battery dies when it just sits for a few days and im lost.

Thanks,
J
 

Allanon

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... Will just turning it on and putting it to sleep and waking it up use 2% of the battery ? ...
Yes, that's normal. Sleep mode is a low power mode. If you want to preserve battery power over a long period, you must shut down the SL2 by pressing the off button for 10 seconds. The screen should show a "Shutting down..." message.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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Also keep in mind you have to goto internet mode to turn off the sat chips. If they are on, even in sleep mode, they will drain your battery. Before I take my SL2 out of the dock in the morning I do the routine of going to the internet then going to the Library. Otherwise .... you will drain the battery quick.
 

jcramin

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Did the battery expand?
Nope the battery did not expand. Is it possible to drain if I powered it off when in SAT mode ? I know it was in SAT mode when I powered it off last time.

I will make sure to just do the Internet mode then Library each time before I turn it off to make sure.

Thanks,
J
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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Nope the battery did not expand. Is it possible to drain if I powered it off when in SAT mode ? I know it was in SAT mode when I powered it off last time.

I will make sure to just do the Internet mode then Library each time before I turn it off to make sure.

Thanks,
J
Yes. Not as fast as on but certainly a significant use.

Also, be sure and shut it off and do a complete restart at least once a week. I have had mine completely drain the battery in a matter of hours if has been on unrebooted longer than that.
 

jcramin

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Yes. Not as fast as on but certainly a significant use.

Also, be sure and shut it off and do a complete restart at least once a week. I have had mine completely drain the battery in a matter of hours if has been on unrebooted longer than that.
When you say a complete restart, you mean power it off and make sure it says SHUTTING DOWN and then when it turns on I get the dog with the 5 dots under him ???

Thanks,
J
 

jcramin

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I just bought a Home Kit for my radio so I guess I will always have it on the Home Dock unless I am using the radio away from home.

I assume it is ok to keep the radio on a home dock all the time right ?

J