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Battery discharging = battery draining?

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One of my recent purchases has a new message that I didn't see before; namely, it says "battery discharging at __%".

The thing is, I don't recall seeing this before, and the number drops rather quickly, at about one percent ever two or so minutes. It was fully charged up (at 99%) and when I checked, it stated that with in fifteen minutes of completing its charge, it was down to 85%.

Looking it up, I see some formulas for discharge rates and some battery care tips, but nothing about is discharging is normal for a device.

It constantly shows the battery losing a percentage point every few minutes. With the lowest settings on everything to conserve battery power, it shouldn't be doing much more than one percent per hour.

I have to wonder if this is related to the new charger I got for it. Could it have somehow damaged the battery, or am I not understanding the difference between drain and discharge?

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Discharging = the battery is being used. As for what's normal, it depends on the device itself, and how old the battery is, cuz over time, batteries will tend to lose their capacity for holding a charge.

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