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 blast!
If you are someone like me who is fully dependent on Jiofi for 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 Airtel dongle without battery.
I used to keep my Jiofi battery connected to charger almost 24X7 and the side effect of this is is jiofi battery swollen!
It is obviously not safe to use the device when battery is bulged. Even if you replace the battery, it is bound to swell after some time if you use continuously. I could have even bought a new dongle (direct power source) but didn’t want to invest on dongles at this time.
I also wanted to get rid of the battery and use the device all the time like 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 few mobile’s charger 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 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 problem from past 3 months. I got rid of jiofi battery swelling problem. My device is now connected and ON almost 24×7 without any problems.
UPDATE: Many people have commented that the device will work without battery on power banks and phone chargers too. 🙂
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. 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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