Plutonic Rainbows

Belkin Wireless Woes

Decided to buy a Belkin Wireless Charger two weeks ago and it already seems to have had a detrimental health on the XS Max battery capacity. I’ve previously had 100% capacity for almost a year.

Actually, looking at my diary it is exactly a year ago today that I bought the XS Max, so it’s disappointing that I couldn’t keep the 100% record intact - which I’d achieved by careful battery management. Which brings me back to the Belkin and its effect on battery capacity for the iPhone.

Within fourteen days, it has fallen to 98%. This is due to trickle charging.

According to Battery University, leaving your phone plugged in when it’s fully charged, like you might overnight, is bad for the battery in the long run.

Once your smartphone has reached 100% charge, it gets “trickle charges” to keep it at 100% while plugged in. It keeps the battery in a high-stress, high-tension state, which wears down the chemistry within.

I’m going back to my old way of just using the 30W USB-C every few days and try and put the thought of the £50 I spent behind me.