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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #325 on: April 23, 2019, 05:43:45 am »

I carry a QC 3 battery bank and it's stupidly quick to put useful charge back into my phone, it's 5-10 minutes is enough to be very useful.
Only problem is there doesn't seem to be a QC3 battery bank under 10000mAh anywhere, so it's not as small as I'd like.

Yup,

Mine doesn't fit in my shirt pocket but does in the side pocket of cargo pants

Ah Ha, the archived kickstarter link still works 10 months later

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"BattBump are developing an app. The technology aspect regarding the transfer of battery would be purchased from a company/and or persons who already have developed the technology. We will not be developing this technology ourselves nor utilising any technology within the app without permission. The current funding will be used to have the shell of the app developed, ready for the technology to be integrated when and if it is available. The video and creative stills are to give a storyboard of how the app and technology would work together once it is available and once it is integrated alongside BattBump. This is our research and development phase and we thank and appreciate our backers patience and support"
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I wonder if a scam and used her name on it.  the description seems to say that it is not even an app, but "shell" for a product (app) that never really existed..

A scam upon another scam????
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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #326 on: April 23, 2019, 07:04:26 am »
Did Battery bump ever get kickstarted? the video link is dead...

No, and the saga was hilarious, it was like watching a soap opera unfold over 48 hours.

IIRC: Summary:
- I release my video and an hour later the BattBump campaign has changed to clarify/remove some technical points
- An hour later they posted an update admitting the technology doesn't exist yet and they wanted the money for an app that did nothing right now.
- Several more changes to the campaign over the coming hours.
- Campaign was finally shut down (by the owner, not KS) before the day was out
- The campaign owner deleted her KS profile and changed her LinkedIn profile about 3 times in as many hours going under different variations of her name (she has two middle names)
- She modifies her website to remove contact and place of work info
- Finally deletes her LinkedIn profile completely
- Finally deletes her personal web page and campaign websites entirely
- Tries to erase every mention of herself from the internet

And all this happened over the span of 24-48 hours, it was hilarious to watch in real time as someone tries to erase themselves

Then my video gets hit with privacy complaint and I had to do a retracted version because the Youtube editing tool was broken
Then my videos get hit with a targeted paid thumbs down campaign making me do yet another video laughing at this and ironically drawing more attention to the campaign owner
 
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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #327 on: April 23, 2019, 07:10:24 am »
I wonder if a scam and used her name on it.  the description seems to say that it is not even an app, but "shell" for a product (app) that never really existed..
A scam upon another scam????

Nope, her personal website and LinkedIn profiles were changed several times during all this, and ultimately deleted to erase herself from the Internet for whatever reason.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #328 on: April 23, 2019, 05:24:43 pm »
2) Are random people you don't know really going to want to sit with you for at least 10's of minutes with your phones back to back so they can charge?

And will that person want to sacrifice 40% more energy from their phone for your 10 minutes, just to account for losses.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #329 on: May 14, 2019, 01:52:29 pm »
How Fast is Wireless Power Share on the Galaxy S10?
Hobbyist and a retired engineer and possibly a test equipment addict, though, searching for the equipment to test for that.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #330 on: May 14, 2019, 02:01:08 pm »
0%+100% -> 32%+54% in one hour. Slow, but pretty efficient actually, 86%
 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #331 on: May 14, 2019, 09:29:15 pm »
 ???
41% of 2500mAh = 1435 mAh
30% of 4100mAh = 1230 mAh

1435 + 1230 = 2,665 mAh

2665 out of 4100 mAh = 65%
It matches what I've been saying several pages back.


The last 10% on my phone is pretty much unusable. So instead of one dead phone and one fully charged one, you have two phones that are going to die very soon.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #332 on: May 15, 2019, 01:58:45 am »
The last 10% on my phone is pretty much unusable. So instead of one dead phone and one fully charged one, you have two phones that are going to die very soon.
Means pretty much either battery or phone as a whole is crap. I can use mine down to 1% without any issue. It's 1.5 years old.
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It matches what I've been saying several pages back.
No it does not. You happily omitted loses in battery charging. In previous pages talk was about wireless power transfer only.
 
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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #333 on: May 15, 2019, 02:26:48 am »
Well aren't you special. I guess I didn't buy the "right" phone. I can technically use the last little bit, but it's so slow in battery saver mode that I'd sooner throw it out the window.  I've observed the Android phones my friends have are much the same. Then you have some iPhones which are just throttled globally to make the battery look like it lasts longer.

Actually the Electroboom video I posted absolutely factors in charging losses, and his result (62%) is pretty much the same as this one.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #334 on: May 15, 2019, 09:24:29 am »
???
41% of 2500mAh = 1435 mAh
30% of 4100mAh = 1230 mAh

1435 + 1230 = 2,665 mAh

2665 out of 4100 mAh = 65%
It matches what I've been saying several pages back.

The battery of an S9+ is 3500mAh, an S10+ has 4100mAh. In the first try he gets:

S9+ -> +20% = 3500*0.2 = 700 mAh
S10+ -> -31% = -4100*0.31 = -1271 mAh

700/1271 = 55% efficiency.

No?
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