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Old 03-04-2014, 10:21 PM   #2371
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To Surface 2 owners here, did you experience battery drain when the type 2 cover is engaged and you put Surface to sleep by pressing the power button? Mine was dropping 2 - 3% every hour while in sleep mode. I checked the battery report and found that the Surface 2 did not manage to sleep at all (it was in active mode all the while) which lead to the battery drain.


Funny thing is i had no such issue when i disengage the type cover before putting the cover to sleep. Any bros here can advise? Not practical to keep on detaching the cover whenever i want to put it to sleep. Alternatively i can switch off the surface but it defeats the point of having a tablet.


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Old 04-04-2014, 01:00 AM   #2372
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Thanks iszaki for the input! Think student price online is the cheapest to buy surface 2. Wont really need it for gaming.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:03 AM   #2373
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To Surface 2 owners here, did you experience battery drain when the type 2 cover is engaged and you put Surface to sleep by pressing the power button? Mine was dropping 2 - 3% every hour while in sleep mode. I checked the battery report and found that the Surface 2 did not manage to sleep at all (it was in active mode all the while) which lead to the battery drain.


Funny thing is i had no such issue when i disengage the type cover before putting the cover to sleep. Any bros here can advise? Not practical to keep on detaching the cover whenever i want to put it to sleep. Alternatively i can switch off the surface but it defeats the point of having a tablet.


Thanks!
may not be totally related. but i had my pro2 using type cover 2.
put it to sleep on tue night and it seemed ok. morning still had about 80% left.

but the following night wed night, i had plugged in a usb external drive with ethernet port via the usb hub. when i woke up, it was left with about 20%.

gonna try again and see if it was the usb devices draining it.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:36 AM   #2374
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Opinion: draining from USB devices is normal, it happens to laptop too. Especially USB dongle.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:33 AM   #2375
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may not be totally related. but i had my pro2 using type cover 2.
put it to sleep on tue night and it seemed ok. morning still had about 80% left.

but the following night wed night, i had plugged in a usb external drive with ethernet port via the usb hub. when i woke up, it was left with about 20%.

gonna try again and see if it was the usb devices draining it.
Envy u bro for having the Pro 2.
I only managed to get the Pro until the 2 goes on sale, then I will change it.

Thinking about getting an external battery pack like Anker and modified plug to charge my Pro on the go.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:10 AM   #2376
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Envy u bro for having the Pro 2.
I only managed to get the Pro until the 2 goes on sale, then I will change it.

Thinking about getting an external battery pack like Anker and modified plug to charge my Pro on the go.
let me know if u managed to find the modified plug,i am interested to get it as well

kind of frustrating i cannot use my existing power pack to charge
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:58 PM   #2377
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Envy u bro for having the Pro 2.
I only managed to get the Pro until the 2 goes on sale, then I will change it.

Thinking about getting an external battery pack like Anker and modified plug to charge my Pro on the go.
Yea lor. Pro 2 battery is much better and don't need external charging devices. :| And, stupid power cover always no stock in MS store USA. Can't order and the power cover on amazon/ ebay are super over priced.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:10 PM   #2378
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I have ordered the plug online from eBay.
After that will test on my Anker charger.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:50 PM   #2379
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I have ordered the plug online from eBay.
After that will test on my Anker charger.
can pm me the link. thanks
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:00 PM   #2380
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I have ordered the plug online from eBay.
After that will test on my Anker charger.
can share the link with me too?
but what's the voltage out of your current anker charger?
I thought it surface and pros are 12V? compared to usual HP/tablet power banks are 5V?
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:48 PM   #2381
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I checked the internet and Anker Astro Pro 20000 supports the Surface Pro with the "adaptor" of course.
I will be dropping by SLS later also to check the availability of these sockets.
maybe indian shop has it...hahaha

For the adaptor, forgot the link.
Just go ebay site and type "Surface power adaptor".
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:59 PM   #2382
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I checked the internet and Anker Astro Pro 20000 supports the Surface Pro with the "adaptor" of course.
I will be dropping by SLS later also to check the availability of these sockets.
maybe indian shop has it...hahaha

For the adaptor, forgot the link.
Just go ebay site and type "Surface power adaptor".
i can't find. all i see are car adaptor chargers
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:36 PM   #2383
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may not be totally related. but i had my pro2 using type cover 2.
put it to sleep on tue night and it seemed ok. morning still had about 80% left.

but the following night wed night, i had plugged in a usb external drive with ethernet port via the usb hub. when i woke up, it was left with about 20%.

gonna try again and see if it was the usb devices draining it.
USB devices will definitely drain the battery as they are designed to draw a minimum amount of current when connected. However, the type cover should not drain the battery at all!
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:55 PM   #2384
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like you mentioned, my type cover is alright.
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:21 AM   #2385
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Been playing some games on the Pro. PES2014, Diablo3...
Awesome.
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