Nexus 7 Use While ChargingSupport


Last Updated:

  1. bengowers

    bengowers New Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi people, I was just wandering if it was a stupid idea to use my nexus 7 while I charge it? I'm not sure if this would have a bad affect on the battery life once it is fully charged. I leave my galaxy S2 on charge over night and this has seriously messed up its battery life so I have learned not to leave anything on charge over night but an answer to my initial question would be great! :D
    Thanks
     

    Advertisement
  2. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Messages:
    8,109
    Likes Received:
    4,938
    I do it with every device I own. It will just take longer to charge while in use. ;)
     
    AntimonyER and bengowers like this.
  3. Peterpoose

    Peterpoose Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    145
    Likes Received:
    3
    Same:)
     
  4. UserName872

    UserName872 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    89
  5. gbynum

    gbynum Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    2
    You raise 2 different questions. Unless the device or charger is defective, I've not messed up batteries in modern hardware. All my stuff sits on the charger for long periods.

    Using while charging is the norm for me also.
     
  6. stridermt2k

    stridermt2k Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    418
    Likes Received:
    43
    Just mind the cable and connector so you don't snag 'em or bash 'em and you are fine.
     
  7. bengowers

    bengowers New Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I used to leave things on charge over night every night but now my gs2 battery life has dropped so much it would be lucky to last a day with light use :S to be fair, I'm not using the charger that came with it anymore as I lost this so could that be the problem? Thanks for all the help! Oh and I try not to be clumsy ;) Hehe
     
  8. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Messages:
    13,646
    Likes Received:
    8,004
    Yeah, the only problem with using the tablet while charging for me is the cable that came with it is way too short. Who does that? 6' people, minimum.
     
  9. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    19,891
    Likes Received:
    6,116
    Longer is always better, eh? ;):D
    Fortunately my outlet is right next to the couch.
     
  10. GandalfTehGray

    GandalfTehGray Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2010
    Messages:
    846
    Likes Received:
    84
    The cord is long enough to play with it and charge on my couch/bed as well. But some more slack would be nice. But $200 beats $210 :p
     
  11. gbynum

    gbynum Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    2
  12. gbynum

    gbynum Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    2
    I have used my wife's e-book charger, the Nexus charger, my computer, a cheap car charger, a USB outlet on a car "thingy" with my cable, and 3 Motorola chargers. With the computer, charging seems to take longer. The Motorola and Nexus seem to be really close ... Moto rated 1.5A, Nexus 2.0A.

    The "official" USB limit is 0.5A ... and I've never researched how higher limits are negotiated.
     
  13. GandalfTehGray

    GandalfTehGray Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2010
    Messages:
    846
    Likes Received:
    84
    I'd love to, but I'd have to buy another one. And whats the point of buying another extension cord for one thing?
     
  14. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2010
    Messages:
    8,886
    Likes Received:
    1,784
    What do you mean by "messed up"?

    I've thrown my phone on the charger at bedtime for years and remove it in the morning. DroidX and Galaxy Nexus.... neither one has had an issue.

    Were you using the stock charger and cable? The only charger's I'm aware of that caused problems were some cheap automotive 12v ones that might overcharge the battery. (Warning sign: if the battery gets hot while charging)
     

Share This Page

Loading...