I guess I never really thought about how regular old electrons could be grouped into 'good electrons' and 'crappy electrons', but short of this I have
I wind up using my so called 'smart' phone quite a bit at work. It's a 'work' phone. As a result, it seems I'm constantly running out of juice on my
phone. Getting the "Battery Low" alerts is a daily occurrence. To combat this a while back I went out, searched for and bought a decent power bank
to carry with me for those times when I was away from a charging source. I think it's 10,000mAH power bank with a 2.1A output. It really works
great, and I've been very happy with it. It definitely takes a while to fully charge the power bank, but once charged it will fully charge my phone
several times (like 4) from near dead before the power bank needs recharging.
Lately I've started to notice the charge I get from my power bank is different than the charge I get from a regular plug-in charge. The charge my
phone gets from the power bank lasts about half the time that a regular charge does. A full 'regular' charge (wall-wart transformer to micro-USB)
will charge my phone for 2 full days of regular use no problem. A full charge from my power bank will only last a 1/2 day at best. That's a big
difference! After contemplating this for a while I've come to the conclusion it must just be "crappy" electrons versus "good" electrons. There
doesn't seem to be any other explanation.
If the phone is charged to "100%", then the phone should be charged to 100%, right? I mean, there should be no difference; the phone is either
charged or it isn't, right? The method of charging should make no difference...unless
...the quality of the electrons charging the phone
battery from one source differ from the quality of electrons from another source. What else could it be, right?
When I first got the power bank it came fully charged (odd I thought). And, the first time when I charged my phone from the power bank it remained
charged for a really long time (as long as a regular charge). In retrospect, I've now concluded those were the "marketing" electrons, super-electrons
installed at the factory to make the product look good. Re-charging the power bank at home must just charge the power bank with "crappy" electrons,
but after thinking about it this doesn't make sense either. So I've concluded there's a conspiracy
going on here. It works like this...
If I charge the phone 'normally' the wall charger for the phone fills up the phone with "good" electrons, and the phone stays charged for a long time.
AND, if I charge the power bank it too gets filled up with "good" electrons. But then (when I'm not looking) the power bank sells off those 'good'
electrons (on Ebay or Craigslist or somewhere) to some dude in China and replaces them with "crappy" electrons for me. It's kind of like when you
were a kid and you watered down your parent's whiskey bottle when they were away...hey, they'll never figure it out, right? So there must be this
thriving black-market out there for these 'good' electrons, and these power bank manufacturers have figured out a way to scam us. An 'electron
Underground', like some seedy opium-den for electrons. I picture this dark foggy alley in downtown Beijing where there's a smoky roomful of old men
with missing teeth sitting around cackling as they take another hit off their electron hookah. They sit around on the floor all telling each other
stories about all the electrons they siphoned off all us unsuspecting 'round-eye's'...and then take another hit off their hookah pipe.
But their days are numbered, and they know it. Soon enough their days of old will be diminished. There's a new guy in town, the middleman. The
middleman is kind of like the FaceBook of electrons. He gets in the middle of the transaction, and "cuts" the really good electrons with some inert
"zerotrons" and siphons the good ones off for himself, leaving only a bunch of "really crappy" electrons for the old men in the alley. Something like
I don't know, but it sure seems like there's something going on! It's a conspiracy I tell ya! A damn conspiracy! Some day in the not too distant
future there will be the quest for the ever elusive "pure" electron, the holy grail of electrons.
In the meantime, I guess I'll just have to live with the fact some electrons are "crappy-er" than others.
edit on 7/13/2017 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)