Particle Electron - Connects to cell easier with battery connected?

Does anyone else experience this?

The Electron will connect to the cellular network so much faster with the battery connected, not just on USB power alone.

Yes. Connecting to a cell tower requires a very short burst of high current. We recommend that a power supply used without a battery be able to supply 2 amps. A good quality micro USB tablet charger may be able handle this, but many laptops will not supply that much current, which is why the instructions recommend always attaching the LiPo battery to supply the burst of current required.


Explains it, thanks!

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