TL:DR - I wanted to share the charger I am using that achieves “Super Charging” status on the Lume Pad 2. It’s the Anker 735 Charger (Nano II 65W). I have a USB-C cable rated for 100w charging.
But one should be careful with Lithium Ion batteries when using a charger like this. At the end of this post, I will share the battery health tips you will find in the Battery Guru app. They say you should not leave your device on a fast charger overnight and try to give it a full charge just once a week. This is in a perfect world, of course, and unlikely the average person can successfully stick to all their tips. But this charger is a beast for getting your LumePad 2 some quick juice before you head out.
Battery Health Tips
Keep your battery at room temperature:
By that we mean that you should keep your battery temperature between 20°C(68°F) and 25°C(77°F), while work temperature is about 330C(91.4°F). One of the worst thing that can happen to a lithium battery is to be subjected to elevated temperatures. Heat is by far the largest factor when it comes to reducing lithium battery life.
Learn how to charge your battery:
It’s really stressful for the battery to be drained or charged completely. Phone batteries are happiest if you keep them above 20% and below 80% of their capacity. Every time you charge your device, battery wears out and lowering its total capacity, to reduce wearing we suggest to enable charging protection by limiting charge and discharge.
Don’t use device while charging:
Turn your phone off when charging, or at least don’t play games or watch videos to avoid mini-cycles. Mini-cycles continually cycles and deteriorates one part of the battery at a faster rate than the rest of the cell. Worse still, this also occurring when a device is fully charged, causing higher voltage stress and heat on the battery.
Avoid idle charging:
Charging overnight or in a cradle during the day is a very common habit, but it’s not recommended for several reasons. First, continuous trickle charging of a full battery can cause plating of the metallic lithium, which reduces stability in the long term and can lead to system-wide malfunctions and reboots. Secondly, it leaves the battery at the higher stress voltage when at 100 percent. Third, it creates excess heat caused by wasted power dissipation.
Tip to use fast charging:
Fast charging was never really envisioned for full-cycle charging though, instead, it’s a fast way to top up your phone quickly to get it back in your hands. Leaving your phone to quickly charge up for 15 to 20 minutes won’t lead to major overheating problems, but we don’t recommend using them for overnight charging. Use fast charging technologies sparingly and never overnight.