HTC Desire car Charging


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  1. hodge20001

    hodge20001 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi guys,

    just been away for the weekend and used the Desire as a sat nav.

    Now my issue was charging, i had a default Micro USB cable with a CHEAP Cigarette Lighter to USB Adapter.

    Now when TRYINg to charge my Desire it git VERY hot and didn't seem to charge, the battery was still going down when using sat nav, and increasingly getting hot.

    has anyone got any ideas, advice or recommendations......

    Also the SMALLER the better when it comes to the Lighter adapter, as its right next to my hand break etc and gets in the way if tall

    Its either the way above or to get the HARD wired BRODIT cradle
     

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  2. speedycolzalez

    speedycolzalez Well-Known Member

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    Take a look at this thread. It should answer your question.
     
  3. dtowler

    dtowler New Member

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    The link submitted above doesn't seem to work anymore. Basically I'm having the same problem as the op. I have a cheap cigarette adaptor, could this be the problem? Any help or link to working thread very much appreciated.
     
  4. fried

    fried Well-Known Member

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  5. Shofar

    Shofar Well-Known Member

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    Branded HTC cigarette lighter and cable works very good. It charges like a mains charger and not a USB.

    However I haven't used Nav, just 3G and voice.
    If the day is hot and it's sitting in a window it should get hot.

    Maybe hot too from both much work (Nav) and charging at same time.
     
  6. betty

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    I'm having the same issue, although I wouldn't be suprised if it just isn't keeping up. Using google navigation (with gps) for a full 4 hour trip while charging the phone ended on 36%. I have a feeling without the charger it wouldn't have lasted the whole time.

    Edit: Yeah it appears it's only charging at 500mA, thought I had bought a 1A charger.
     
  7. steve_clifton

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    I have had this trouble also,

    If you buy a Blackberry or HTC one, it will charge, I have a nokia one that also works, but stick to the big brands
     
  8. srhplover

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    I drove 100 miles (couple of hours) yesterday with Google navigation (gps and data) on throughout. Started with the battery at 70%. Arrived home and the battery was at 100%. This was using the HTC charger (
     
  9. Jason71

    Jason71 Well-Known Member

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    The htc cc c200 is compact charges at a full 1000ma. (more than enough for keeping up with satnav ) and can be had for less than 10 pounds. But using this its likely to make your phone even hotter because it delivers twice the current of most usb chargers so get a vent mounted holder to keep out cool.
     
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  12. DCFC79

    DCFC79 Well-Known Member

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    ive got that charger as well but only issue for me is that it doesnt work in my car(206) but it works in a 207, but the 12volt socket isnt faulty as an electric tyre inflator works
     
  13. srhplover

    srhplover Well-Known Member

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    I posted along a similar line here, blooming French cars!

    http://androidforums.com/htc-desire/146617-renault-clio.html

    The charger now works fine in the Clio providing it is in the "right" position.
     
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  14. DCFC79

    DCFC79 Well-Known Member

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  15. firehorse

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    I had the same problem as others had with a genuine HTC charger in my '97 Renault Megane. However, I returned it and bought this one super cheap for
     
  16. Vicdude

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    Would it work in my Veyron?
     
  17. mouldt

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    I had the same issue with a bad fitting HTC charger in a renault. I posted the answer here
     

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