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Old December 16th, 2011, 09:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 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

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Old December 16th, 2011, 09:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Desktops charge phones very slow. Not enough juice .. wall chargers charge fast.
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Old December 16th, 2011, 09:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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OK, I figured it was probably just a slower method in general. I guess I'll try to just go the route of using a wall charger of some kind if I can (vs charging via a PC).

Now, is there a reason to explain why my newer generic 6ft micro-USB cable was not working properly and not charging my Revolution through the LG USB wall adapter? I'm confused on why this was happening.
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Old December 16th, 2011, 09:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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*moved to LG Revolution Forum*

It may be because the revolution requires USB 3 (just a guess on my part). The folks here will know for sure.
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Ol' big red giving you some cheap, 2 ft wire that doesn't reach anywhere? try this...
https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=usb+extension+cable
I actually found one of these in my attic and thought that it might work -- it did! I can now sit comfortably in bed and not have to lean to the point of falling off! And it's not USB 3.0, sir.
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Actually, I now think I may have an extra one of these laying around as well. Might have to give it a try (probably for the same reason too; longer extension for listening in bed). Thanks for the heads up.
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