December 16th, 2011, 10:14 AM
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Android charging question
I recently got an LG Revolution 4G (Verizon). All works great and no major complaints. I have learned that with all these Android phones, the battery life is something to be desired. Therefore, I figured I would keep a charger at work as well as home.
I am able to use an older Blackberry charger for my LG while charging at home. I then took the LG charger to work. Its basically a mini usb cable plugged into a LG AC adapter. The mini-usb cord that came with the Revolution was kind of short so I ordered a 6ft one online to fit my needs & thinking I could simply replace the 3ft one LG supplied.
Well, the new 6ft mini-USB cable I got doesn't seem to work with the LG USB charger. Both ends fit fine, but the phone seems to stop charging after about 1 minute. Is there something I should have looked for when replacing the LG supplied mini-USB cable.
Out of curiosity, I actually used this newer 6ft mini-USB cable to hook the Revolution up to a USB port on my XP desktop PC. It installed the needed software and everything went well there. I decided to keep it plugged in to see if it would maybe charge through the PC's USB port. It did, but it seemed SUPER slow.
At the time, I had about 42% battery juice left. Unlike before, it seemed to be charging as I saw it saw it climb to 44%. Therefore, I just kept it plugged in all night to the PC and thought it would be fully charged in the morning and before I went to work.
Well, when I went to leave the next morning and get the LG phone (charging on the desktop PC), it had only reached 73% charged. Therefore, it looked like it took 8+ hrs to only charge it 30% more.
Can somebody maybe explain the best way to charge these phones (other than the supplied adapters) & the way it works for most of them? Thanks