Sam Spoons wrote:Of the 5 S1 owners on this thread, one does not seem to have the issue, two do and two are compulsive chargers...
Hi Sam, I guess the 'one' you're talking about is probably me!
So I really need to clarify how I'm using mine. While it's true I haven't noticed the problem with my own S1, this is of course based on how I use it. I use it regularly every Friday playing at an addiction rehab unit for about an hour on battery & I always charge it Thursday evening ...which means it's probably more accurate to say I'm really just another compulsive charger!
When I come to charge it the next Thursday I usually get 3 LED flashes when I plug it in = 75% or more remaining after 1 hour's use & then sitting for a further 6 days. As it happens I have just been away & had a week off, but my S1 still gave me 3 flashes when plugged in for charge (at 1 hour's use and then 13 days sitting).
I do have a vague recollection that very early on it once unexpectedly went flat on me, so could regular charging change the behaviour of the battery? (clutching at straws here!).
If it makes any difference I have never connected the app to control it, nor do I use bluetooth (apart from just the once to see if it worked when I first got the S1 back in January!).
I guess that because there's permanent charge monitoring going on, there will always be some drain on the battery - my digital cameras with Li-on batteries do run their batteries down if left unattended, but I'm not usually charging them every week.
I haven't taken the battery of my S1 out, so I've no idea if this is feasible - but perhaps there'd be a way of introducing an isolating switch for the battery, otherwise it's probably down to removing the battery as Hugh suggested?
I totally understand your frustration with this, but I think for me the Bose S1 is so good that I'd try to find a way of getting around this if it ever became a problem for me.