Android :: Mains Charge Vs USB Charge

Aug 24, 2009

I have found that charging my HTC Hero from the wall with the USB adapter charges faster than charging from the USB plugged into the pc. This may sound like common sense, but there's more to it... Some iPhone users have noticed that the charge from their phone when charged from the mains lasts longer than the charge from the PC via USB. Some sites claim that phone batteries can be 'overcharged' by charging from the mains, and that USB charging doesn't do this. I havn't had my phone long enough to test the 'overcharging' theory, but I was wondering if anyone had any information about these different methods of charging.

Android :: Mains Charge vs USB Charge

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 : Charge Phone From Mains While It's Off?

Apr 7, 2010

Just received my X10 and as much as I can't wait to use it I'm going to give it a good charge overnight but everytime I connect it to the mains to charge the phone turns itself on...

If I turn the phone off, it then turns itself back this the same with you guys. Is it possible to charge the phone from the mains while it's off?

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 :: Wont Charge Through Computer Or Through Mains

Aug 26, 2010

hi i am new here and what an excellent communnity this is...anyways i have an x10 which i got of a mate which worked like a dream for a few days until one day i tried plugging it in for charge and nothing it wont charge through computer or through mains.

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Motorola Droid X :: Safe To Charge Using Mini Usb Charge Source?

Jul 19, 2010

This has been an issue that's been bugging me the last few days now. The stock wall charger that came with my Droid X is the 5PN5504A, which has an output rating of 5.1V, 850mA. My understanding is that the mini-USB interface is an industry standard for power delivery to portable devices, which I take to mean that any charge source should work (wall charger, desktop PC, laptop) as long it has uses an USB interface. So any USB-->miniUSB cable can be used to charge any mini-usb device, regardless of power source, right?

I already have several other mini-usb devices, such as bluetooth headsets, which all came with their own wall chargers. However, I checked these chargers, and they all have different outputs: 5V @ 200mA, 5V @ 150mA, 5V @ 550mA. Because the default Droid X cable was so short, I was tempted to use these other chargers. I plugged in the 5V@150mA charger to my Droid X, and found that the phone does not show it's charging (the lighting bolt isn't there, there's no animation on the battery indicator). So then I switched to the 5V@550mA charger, and it DOES charge....................

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 :: Main And Usb Charge Won't Charge

May 24, 2010

it works perfectly fine with main charge and usb charge and now it won't charge whatsoever no matter how i try. i did the factory reset on my x10. still it wont charge. btw when i turn off my x10 first, then connects it to the power. it would turn on my phone like others but just wont charge.

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Sep 3, 2010

I've been charging my phone on my laptop and it won't charge past 40%. Can someone please help me?

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HTC EVO 4G :: Charge With Moments Cable - Doesn't Charge

Oct 5, 2010

Just got the EVO last Friday. It replaces a Samsung Moment that died a horrible death.

When I charge it with the cable that came with it, it charges fine. But if I charge it with the Moments cable, it doesn't charge. The battery icon is animated as if it's charging and Spare Parts reports that it's charging, but the battery level continues to fall as if it's not plugged in.

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HTC EVO 4G :: Wall A/C Charge Vs USB Computer Charge

Jun 9, 2010

Anyone notice this? My EVO shoots up incredibly when plugged into a wall versus my computer. There was a difference too on my Hero but it wasn't so dramatically different that I would prefer wall to computer. The EVO seems to inch up plugged into the PC, but the wall seems to give it an injection of red bull cocaine.

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May 28, 2010

My battery keeps on over heating when i charge it. My battery started acting funny this week when i plugged it in to the charger and it would charge stop charge stop continuous. Should i take it up to Verizon and see what they say.

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Android :: Charge Before First Use?

Oct 1, 2010

I just got my new phone (a G2), and I'm super excited. My dad, an electrical engineer, recommended that I plug it in and let it charge fully before first turning the phone on. He also says I should let it drain completely after the first charge, to calibrate the phone's power system. What do you guys do when you first get a phone? Do you let the battery calibrate? Or does the awesome new phone seduce you into turning it on before it's ready?

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Android :: How Often To Charge

Jun 21, 2010

How often can you charge your phone? Can I charge overnight and then say on my ride to and from work throw it on the car charger? I had a full battery this morning, but I am going to have to charge on my way home or I most likely won't make it until bedtime to charge. I am worried about overcharging i guess, if that's possible. I just don't want to be on a dead phone at 6 or 7 at night.

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Android :: Cant Charge In Car

Jul 24, 2010

My Motorola Cliq on 1.6(don't get me started on 2.1) does not seem to want to charge via a usb car charger. I am using the usb cord that came with the phone and have tried using Griffin's itrip auto universal fm transmitter and charger (5 V DC @ 1 amp) and a cheapy usb car charger that I am not even sure of the origins. My sister's iphone 3GS charges on both of these, so power doesn't seem like the culprit.

I had first tried the one of unkown origin a while back and the phone had the charge symbol on it when I first connected it, after getting to my destination I realized that my phone had not been charging and there was no longer a symbol. multiple reconnection attempts never produced the charging symbol again Gave this one to my sister once I saw that her iphone charges from it fine.

I just purchased the Griffin product for the fm transmittor mostly, but hoped that charger might have better luck, still nothing as well, once again tested the iphone, worked fine.

Though with both chargers my phone will beep and the screen will light up when plugged in, and will do the same when unplugged. Even though it seems to respond there is no charge symbol and under status it will still say discharging. While on plugged in through computer or through ac adapter the status will say usb and ac respectivly.

Tried factory reset and taking out the battery just to exhaust more options to no avail.

So does any one have any idea what might be going on that is preventing my phone from charging in the car? Are andriod phones pickier about car chargers then iphones? Is this a cliq problem?

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Android :: Charge Phone Before Turning It On

Nov 2, 2010

I just bought my first Droid phone. The notice that came in the package said to charge the phone before turning it on. There's a little yellow/orangish light that came on but nothing saying where it's at in the charging process. Will the light change color once it's fully charged? Am I okay to turn it on now?

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Android :: Can't Full Charge Battery

Jun 19, 2010

I am new to the android, migrating over from blackberry. The first thing I have noticed is a considerable difference in battery. On my bb from tmobile, I was getting a day or 2 of battery life with a lot of use. Hundreds of text a day, emails (2 accounts), talk, and web browsing. I got my mytouch 3g slide yesterday it charged for about 6 hours. I took it off the charger around 9-930 at night. I played with for a while, went to bed and got up and it was at less then 30%. Now when i went to bed, i was only missing a little bit of battery. I didn't think it would drain that much overnight with no use. That is going to be a serious problem because of the amount i use my phone. I am currently charging again. Does it take a couple of charges before the battery life will reach it's peak? Also with my bb, i was getting 1 bar of signal and constantly switching from 3g, to edge, to gprs. With MT3g, i am getting 1-2 bars. Does poor signal drain the battery faster?

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Android :: Car Charger Doesn't Charge

Jun 24, 2010

I have a car charger for my EVO, but it doesn't charge it just gives it power?Do I need a special micro usb? Plus why is the wall charger so short? Kind of lame in my book. Everything else so far I absolutely love. Just switched from VZW BB bold to the Sprint EVO 4g Hopefully the service won't be too bad. I have 30 days though to decide!

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Android :: Phone Won't Charge When On Charger

Nov 27, 2010

my phone has a ? over the battery for some reason and will not charge when on charger..i have had the phone for a year and never had a problem..the battery would die a little fast but that is about it. now it has the ? on the battery symbol and only stays on when connected to charger...what is going on

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Android :: Need App To Charge Phone Reminder

Mar 24, 2010

I always forget to grab my phone from my pants pocket at night and plug it in. Is there an app or method or combination to get a reminder every night at 11 pm that will keep beeping if my phone isn't plugged in?

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Android : Will Sprint Charge Me For Using Pdanet

Sep 14, 2010

I'm at a place for about a week that has no internet, I'm using pdanet on my laptop and my Evo.

Will sprint charge me for using this? i do not have the $30 month thing they offered
Will what i visit show up on my bill?

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HTC EVO 4G :: Won't Charge Via USB

Jun 29, 2010

I have been trying to charge my Evo via USB to no avail lately. Whenever I plug in my Evo, I select Charge Only (or if I do nothing, it selects Charge Only automatically. My Evo then continues to charge for about 15 seconds before my screen lights up and it stops. I checked to make sure my computer wasn't automatically mounting the USB drive or anything like that. If I turn off my Evo it charges from the USB fine. If I charge it from the wall it charges fine. I have tried different USB ports and my USB hub. I've tried resetting the Evo and my PC several times but nothing does the trick. This wasn't an issue last night and the only thing that has changed is that I installed the new HTC update. Edit: If I select "use as disk drive" the phone charges fine. It seems that the "Just Charge" option is broken.

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Android :: Google ADP 1 Takes 6+ Hours To Charge

Apr 28, 2010

I am a new comer, previous owner of the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS. I acquired an ADP1 through our research group at school since we were developing an application for Android (WifiMapper, helps you remember APs you've connected to by mapping them). Regardless, my iPhone 3GS from near battery death to full charge took maybe an hour and a half in USB, let alone a wall charger pushing a guaranteed hour and a half. However, I've found that my ADP1 takes at LEAST 6 hours to charge from around 5% charge. That seems like a long time to me... for instance, today it was at 12%, and I charged it for 3 and a half hours and it only went up to 52%.

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Android :: How To Fm Keep On Charge / Listen To Music At Same Time?

Nov 3, 2008

Just downloaded the app. Crashed a couple of times and struggled to connect initially, but now its working fine. one thing though... How the F do I keep her on charge and listen to music at the same time? Bloody lack of headphone port. Is there a splitter anywhere? can you split it? wtf htc.

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Android :: IM App That Doesn't Charge As Text Messages

Nov 19, 2009

When I originally bought my Android, I cheeped out and didn't get the unlimited messaging plan. I didn't think I'd need it. I don't text. lately however I've started getting more into sending IM's from my phone.
but I didn't know that they were charging me as text messages (it was always free when done on the computer xD). well, I can go to the website and IM for free from there, but that's kinda a hassle. are there any android apps that that allow me to IM but don't register it as a text message?

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HTC EVO 4G :: Possible Charge With Precharger

Jun 7, 2010

charge the evo with your pre charger, is it possible?

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HTC Desire :: How Often Charge?

May 8, 2010

i'm having to charge it almost everyday! is this normal? how is yours?

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HTC Incredible :: Charge Before 1st Use?

Jun 18, 2010

Why is my little status light already green? It's only been 2 hours out of the box, & I have been good & not turned it on...but the light is green!

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HTC EVO 4G :: Is It Ok To Charge Overnight?

Jun 5, 2010

Some say its ok and better, but RS guy told me it would burn my battery cell real quick.

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HTC EVO 4G :: Use Micro USB To Charge?

May 15, 2010

Does anyone know if the EVO will use Micro USB to charge?

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HTC EVO 4G :: Phone Not Charge While In Use

Jul 9, 2010

Phone stops charging when I get a call.. What am I doing wrong.

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HTC EVO 4G : EVO Won't Charge While Vertical

Sep 26, 2010

I have a phone holder in my car and used it for the 1st time today (I also have a car charger). Well I put the EVO in the holder (Vertical or Straight Up) and the EVO stopped charging. When I took it out of the holder and laid it flat it started charging again. Has anyone heard of this or seen this happen. Thanks

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Motorola Droid X :: How To Properly Charge Android Phone?

Jul 22, 2010

So when are you charging your Droid x.
#1- Are you waiting until it dies completely and shuts off before you put it on the charger?
#2- Are you putting it on the charger when the warning pops up that your battery is almost dead?
#3- Are you putting it on the charger when ever you get a chance to give it a charge.

How long are you letting it charge for?
#1- Are you letting it charge to 100% with the (check mark) before you remove it?
#2- Are you letting it charge all the way through the night? (so like for 6-8 hours while your sleeping)
#3- Are you pulling it off before 100% and if so do you do that every once in a while or all the time.

This is my first smart phone so I am trying to figure out how everyone else does it. I have had the phone for 2 days now and have already downloaded the new OTA update. So with me being on it pretty hard core I am getting about 15 hours of battery life. I think that is really good. But I let the phone die all the way and shut itself off before I put it on the charger and I pull it off right when it says 100%. Is that bad? Should I not let it die every time and should I let it charge longer even though it says 100%?

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