Can I use any USB to charge my phone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by yerfdog2314, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. yerfdog2314

    yerfdog2314 Member
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    Do I have to use the USB that came with my phone, or can I use any micro USB cable to charge my DROID? I would assume I could but I don't wanna take any chances.
     

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  2. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member
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    Any USB to micro USB cable will work for charging. Although, not all cables seem to work regarding data. I have some that will charge via the USB port, but I can get the data portion to work.
     
  3. TXLady

    TXLady Well-Known Member
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    I use the same one I use for my blackberry, both for charging and data.
     
  4. fireshaper

    fireshaper Well-Known Member
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    Charge, yes. Data, No.
     
  5. TheSchneidster

    TheSchneidster Well-Known Member
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    I bought another cable from MonoPrice.com.

    It was less than $2 (shipping cost more than the cable!) and it works great.

    I've heard of other people's cables not being able to transfer files, just charge, but the cable I bought does both and works great.
     
  6. Unclebill

    Unclebill Active Member
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    USB will charge your phone's battery ... data transfer is another thing ... not sure what the difference is ... my suggestion is that you carry the cable that came with your phone ... that WILL change your phone AND allow data transfer,
     
  7. ccousinsjr

    ccousinsjr Well-Known Member
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