Can I leave my Mophie plugged in all the time?

Answered by Edward Huber

As an expert, I would not recommend leaving your Mophie powerstation plugged in all the time. While it may be convenient to have a constant power source, it can actually be detrimental to the lifespan of the powerstation.

One of the main reasons for not leaving it plugged in constantly is that the powerstation has a limited number of charge cycles. A charge cycle is defined as charging the battery from 0% to 100%. Mophie powerstations are typically rated for around 500 charge cycles. So, if you leave it plugged in all the time, you are essentially using up these charge cycles even when the battery is already full.

Over time, constantly charging the powerstation can lead to a reduction in its overall battery capacity. This means that the powerstation will not be able to hold as much charge as it initially could, resulting in decreased performance and shorter battery life.

Additionally, leaving the powerstation plugged in all the time can also generate heat. Lithium-ion batteries, like the ones used in powerstations, are sensitive to heat and can degrade faster when exposed to high temperatures. This can further shorten the lifespan of the powerstation and potentially even pose a safety risk.

To maximize the lifespan of your Mophie powerstation, it is recommended to charge it as needed and avoid leaving it plugged in all the time. You can charge it when the battery is low and then unplug it once it reaches a full charge. This will help preserve the battery’s longevity and ensure optimal performance.

While it may be tempting to leave your Mophie powerstation plugged in all the time for convenience, it is not advisable. Constantly charging the powerstation can use up its limited charge cycles, reduce battery capacity, and potentially generate heat that can damage the battery. It is best to charge the powerstation as needed and unplug it once it reaches a full charge to maximize its lifespan.