Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Nexus 5

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Harry2

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old November 10th, 2013, 09:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Biaviian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: South Central PA
Posts: 264
 
Device(s): Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10
Carrier: Straight Talk (AT&T)

Thanks: 27
Thanked 36 Times in 22 Posts
Default Charging Issues

Using a 10W 2.1 Amp charger my phone will not charge past 89%. Using a 1.5 amp charger it also won't charge past 89%. Using a car charger or the travel charger included with the phone will take it to 100%. Any ideas? The only thing I can think of is the length of the USB cable. I know somebody did an evaluation for the N10 or N7 on the quality of the charge as you go to a longer USB cable. When it only gets to 89% I am using a 5' cable. Do you think that would be the issue? I plan on running a test tonight once my phone needs to be recharged but I thought I'd post in the meantime. If this phone can't fully charge with a 5' cable that will be very inconvenient.

Advertisements
Biaviian is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old November 10th, 2013, 09:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 10
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I use the LG charger and a 10' cable and it's charging fine (a bit slower then with a shorter cable). But it always charge to 100%
hmorneau is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to hmorneau For This Useful Post:
Biaviian (November 10th, 2013)
Old November 10th, 2013, 09:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Biaviian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: South Central PA
Posts: 264
 
Device(s): Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10
Carrier: Straight Talk (AT&T)

Thanks: 27
Thanked 36 Times in 22 Posts
Default

Thanks for the reply. That tells me there must be something with these other chargers that the phone does not like. I wonder if having too many amps could be the issue. I have used these chargers on other phones (iPhone 3gs, 4s, Gnex, N4, N7, and N10) without issues but this N5 is causing me headaches when it comes to charging.
Biaviian is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 10th, 2013, 09:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Biaviian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: South Central PA
Posts: 264
 
Device(s): Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10
Carrier: Straight Talk (AT&T)

Thanks: 27
Thanked 36 Times in 22 Posts
Default

I guess it could also be the USB cables that I am using. While I am using two I am using two that are from the same manufacturer and the same model.
Biaviian is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 10th, 2013, 10:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
Moderator
 
jhawkkw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 10,315
 
Device(s): Nexus 5, HP 14 Chomebook w/ HSPA+, Google Glass, LTE Nexus 7(2013), Chromecast
Carrier: T-Mobile USA

Thanks: 3,154
Thanked 7,003 Times in 3,769 Posts
Default

The length of a cord does affect how much current makes it to the end, so it's a possibility. It could also be a fail safe or glitch in the programming if you try to push too much current. I believe the stock charger is 1.2, so those 1.5/2.1 but might triggering it.
__________________
Site Rules/Guidelines / Meet the Team
If something needs attention, Report it .
If someone helped you, hit to show it.

Current Devices: Nexus 5, HP 14 Chromebook (Data Enabled), Google Glass, (2013) LTE Nexus 7, Chromecast
Retired: Samsung Fascinate, Droid Charge, Galaxy Nexus, (2012) WiFi Nexus 7, Asus TF700, Nexus 4, Logitech Revue
jhawkkw is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to jhawkkw For This Useful Post:
alostpacket (November 10th, 2013), Gatman (November 10th, 2013)
Old November 10th, 2013, 10:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Biaviian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: South Central PA
Posts: 264
 
Device(s): Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10
Carrier: Straight Talk (AT&T)

Thanks: 27
Thanked 36 Times in 22 Posts
Default

Yes, stock is 1.2. I'm not sure what my car charger is but I can't imagine it is 1.2 because it was advertised as a rapid charger. I'll have to check.
Biaviian is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 11th, 2013, 06:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Biaviian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: South Central PA
Posts: 264
 
Device(s): Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10
Carrier: Straight Talk (AT&T)

Thanks: 27
Thanked 36 Times in 22 Posts
Default

The charger that I mistook as 1.5 amps is really 1. I used it last night with the same 5' USB cable and it charged to 100%. I believe this tells me that if you use a charger with more than 1.2 amps it will not charge 100%. I'd be interested to see what it does with 1.5 amps.
Biaviian is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 11th, 2013, 06:44 AM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 166
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Pretty annoying that all my S3/S4/blackberry chargers are now redundant. Well nearly, they do charge the N5 but only at about 1% every 20 minutes or so which isn't much use.
cgfw201 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 11th, 2013, 07:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NH
Gender: Male
Posts: 156
 
Device(s): Nexus 7
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Default

My son ran into some funny issues with his Nexus 4 - it wouldn't charge with my car's USB port but that was because the power output was too low. The Nexus 4 apparently wants a certain level of power. He mainly uses his laptop and the included charger. I haven't tried my wife's Nexus 5 with different chargers - she just uses the included charger. I find that I can use anything with my iPhone and the 10 Watt chargers work really great - whether they come from Android or Apple chargers.

It's good to know about the individual quirks on phones, chargers and cables.

I do plan on getting a wireless charger for my wife's phone.
mmoy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 11th, 2013, 07:57 AM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Harry2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Black Forest
Posts: 5,185
 
Device(s): One X, Sensation, Desire HD, Xperia Tablet S
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 622
Thanked 1,342 Times in 1,116 Posts
Default

What %-charging level a battery can reach is also depending of the Li-Ion cell's max charging voltage. There are different types of Li-based batteries which differ on their overvoltage protecting (OVP) levels: 4.2V and 4.35V. I don't know what OVP the N5's battery has, e.g. my HTC has 4.2V, the SGS4 has 4.35V

But you'd look after it if you install a battery monitor app like 'Battery Monitor Widget' or GSam and look what voltage level is reached: With the charger that charging 100% and with the other that charging 89%.
If the charger that charges 89% would show less voltage, then that would be the cause.
And rise the question why the OVP is decreased

Source: Battery University
Biaviian likes this.
__________________
Google Translate is to blame for my grammar
Harry2 is offline  
Last edited by Harry2; November 11th, 2013 at 08:07 AM.
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old November 11th, 2013, 10:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Biaviian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: South Central PA
Posts: 264
 
Device(s): Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10
Carrier: Straight Talk (AT&T)

Thanks: 27
Thanked 36 Times in 22 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Biaviian View Post
The charger that I mistook as 1.5 amps is really 1. I used it last night with the same 5' USB cable and it charged to 100%. I believe this tells me that if you use a charger with more than 1.2 amps it will not charge 100%. I'd be interested to see what it does with 1.5 amps.
This post actually didn't make sense. Originally I used a 2 amp port in a multi-port charger and a dedicated 2.1 amp charger (10w iPad charger). Both stopped charging at 89%. Last night I used the same USB cable and same multi-port charger but I used a 1 amp port rather than a 2 amp port. Doing so took the phone to a full 100% charge overnight.
Biaviian is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Nexus 5
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The Nexus 5 is the 2013 handset release in Google's long line of Nexus phones. The device features a 4.95-inch 1080p HD display, and is heralded as the fastest Nexus phone yet. It gets that title due to the 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon ... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Nexus 5
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:07 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.