Can you leave the Mifi always connected to the charger?

davidsundavidsun Posts: 1FreedomPop Newbie
I got a message saying my MiFi it was fully charged and to disengage it from the charger. I always use it 'at home'. Is there any downside besides power usage to leaving it always plugged in?


  • trackballtrackball Posts: 1,583FreedomPop Newbie ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2017 #2
    I would unplug it, I know the battery is replaceable, but I don't think it works without it, like a laptop. If you use your usb port to charge it, when you shutdown it would drain a little, (hope you changed your password).
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  • BaldskinnerBaldskinner Posts: 1FreedomPop Newbie
    I never unplug mine and have had no problems.
  • EddiearEddiear Posts: 3FreedomPop Newbie
    I have been doing a lot of battery research lately and I have found out that leaving rechargeable batteries on the charger for long periods will shorten the life of the battery. If you only use it at home and have it plugged in 24/7 (like me) you might not care for the life of the battery. Mine does not even need a battery as long as its plugged in.
  • LakeNokomisLakeNokomis Posts: 54FreedomPop Newbie
    I have noticed that I cannot leave my MiFi plugged in to the charger and expect the MiFi to broadcast without interruption. The moment the battery is fully charged, the MiFi shuts down and needs to be manually restarted. I don't appreciate this. I am looking for a hot spot that stays on permanently as long as the charger is plugged in. Am I missing a setting or something? My device is set to 'never' shut down. Should I send it back? I have 19 days to go on my trial.
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