Salsa not holding a charge

Lioncub Lioncub
Has anyone else had trouble with their we-vibe Salsa not holding a charge? Mine is less than 6 months old and only really used the last 3 months. It seems I have to charge it every 2 uses or so lately. Not sure if this is normal or not.
04/10/2013
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Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Yea - our Salsa is completely useless. It started to die shortly after I wrote a pretty good review. My apologies to those who have read my review and decided to buy one.

I've heard that they are discontinuing it - good thing.
04/11/2013
eri86 eri86
No. But I've only had mine about a week.
04/11/2013
spiced spiced
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Originally posted by Lioncub
Has anyone else had trouble with their we-vibe Salsa not holding a charge? Mine is less than 6 months old and only really used the last 3 months. It seems I have to charge it every 2 uses or so lately. Not sure if this is normal or not.
Depending on the battery type, the fact that you didn't use it for the first three months might well be the cause of the problem. NiMh batteries have to be discharged and recharged regularly (at least once every 30 days, at an absolute minimum) or they become useless. That's why they're a lousy choice for sex toys, IMO.

Lithium-ion rechargeables are a much better choice, as they will hold the charge a lot longer between uses. BUT — they die quickly if you run them down to zero over and over. They last a lot longer if you mostly keep charging them up when they've still got half their power or more, and only occasionally letting them run completely out before recharging.

It's frustrating that product instructions seldom include information on the "care and feeding" of their rechargeable batteries. What's also frustrating is that even Li-ion batteries are usually only good for 500 recharges before they die (manufacturers often claim 1000 recharges, but that doesn't happen in the real world). That's why I prefer plug-in toys when possible and just using replaceable batteries if a plug in version is not available.
04/11/2013
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by spiced
Depending on the battery type, the fact that you didn't use it for the first three months might well be the cause of the problem. NiMh batteries have to be discharged and recharged regularly (at least once every 30 days, at an absolute minimum) ... More
Thanks for the insight!

This is why we have a solid return policy and you can also still send in the warranty card to the manufacturer.
04/11/2013
Mr. E Mr. E
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Originally posted by spiced
Depending on the battery type, the fact that you didn't use it for the first three months might well be the cause of the problem. NiMh batteries have to be discharged and recharged regularly (at least once every 30 days, at an absolute minimum) ... More
I agree! I am not a huge fan of rechargeable toys. My wife and I both prefer plug in toys or toys with removable batteries.

We have the We-Vibe Tango. It is a powerful little bullet, but even when fully charged...it just doesn't last very long. In fact, many of our rechargeable toys don't seem to hold their charge long enough or the toy we want never seems to be charged. Additionally, the internal batteries never last more than a few years.

I've had the same experience with my power tools. My corded tools have more power and have lasted for 10-20 years. They are always ready to go. In the same time I've gone through 4 cordless drills. The batteries always wear out before the tool itself. At least my power tools have removable, interchangeable battery packs. It's too bad DeWalt doesn't make vibrators.
04/27/2013
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