Last Updated on June 26, 2023 by Shivanandana Hegde
Jiofi battery swelling and bulgingis a problem reported by many users across the country. This usually happens if you leave the device connected to charger for a long duration. Any Li-Ion battery will face similar consequence. i.e., battery swelling or blasting in worst case!
If you are someone like me who is fully dependent on Jiofi for the internet, and you would keep it ON most of the time, then this article is for you!
NOTE:– You can try the same trick on other devices too. Ex: Use an Airtel dongle without a battery.
I used to keep my Jiofi battery connected to the charger almost 24X7 and the side effect of this is jiofi battery is swollen!
It is obviously not safe to use the device when the battery bulges. Even if you replace the battery, it is bound to swell after some time if you use it continuously. I could have even bought a new dongle (direct power source) but didn’t want to invest in dongles at this time.
I also wanted to get rid of the battery and use the device all the time as a direct A/C WiFi router.
Jiofi battery swelling or bulging
Problem, solution and Reason!
Problem:– If you connect the default Jiofi charger directly without the battery, it gets restarted again and again.
Solution: Use a charger that delivers more than or equal to 1.2A as output. (Or 1200mAh and above).
I have tried a few mobile chargers whose output is 1.2A – it works fine. I have also tried with mobile’s fast chargers whose output is 2.1A – it works fine too.
Reason:– For some reason, the default charger that comes with Jiofi doesn’t deliver the full 1Amp output that is required for the device to operate without a battery.
So, I am now using my Jiofi-2 device without any problems for the past 3 months. I got rid of the jiofi battery swelling problem. My device is now connected and ON almost 24×7 without any problems.
UPDATE 1: Many of the readers suggested this:- The Ampere rating alone isn’t enough. Many USB cables are sub-standard and won’t deliver enough current. Hence, use a quality USB cable to connect the charger.
UPDATE 2: Many people have commented that the device will work without a battery on power banks and phone chargers too. Cheers! 🙂
Downside: If power goes off, the device will go off too! I have a UPS and it’ll be almost always on a power source. Hence, it’s not a problem for me personally.
Side Note:- I have tested this on Jiofi-2 device only. A similar strategy should work on any device – i.e., using higher Amp output than the device’s default charger.
Hope this helps if you have jiofi battery swelling issue. If this solution worked with jiofi or any other devices, feel free to leave a comment below.
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