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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by lillygirl7, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. lillygirl7

    lillygirl7 Well-Known Member
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    I have a car charger for my EVO, but it doesn't charge it just gives it power? WTH? Do I need a special micro usb? Plus why is the wall charger so short? Kind of lame in my book. Everything else so far I absolutely love. Just switched from VZW BB bold to the Sprint EVO 4g Hopefully the service won't be too bad. I have 30 days though to decide!
     

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  2. CodeMonkey

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    Is it an HTC car charger or unbranded?

    Some people have found the same issue with the Nexus One using unbranded car chargers - I bought a (more expensive than unbranded) HTC car charger for mine and it does charge correctly even when running battery heavy apps (eg CoPilot SatNav + bluetooth headset).
     
  3. sifi

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    I bought the cheapest unbranded charger I could for my desire and it works just fine.
     
  4. Steve Jobs

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  5. vbetts

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    Palm Pre uses more power to charge, use that.
     
  6. takeshi

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    OEM or aftermarket? How many mA does it supply? If it's around 500 you're just trickle charging. Aim for 1000mA/1A.

    If it's like the Droid's wall charger (2 piece) you can just get a longer micro USB cable if you need it.
     
  7. Astridax93

    Astridax93 Well-Known Member
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    Good god, you gave me a scare then. I thought you were actually Steve Jobs, I was like... What the hell is he doing on an android forum, I hope he doesn't send the mafia because I insulted his product, and his father and his father's father :D.
     
  8. JODmeister

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    I use my Garmin SatNav charger.....works a treat.

    JOD.
     
  9. mcatdtDROID

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    I have an emergency charger that charges VERY slowly.... so slowly in fact, that I can still actually kill my battery off while it's charging... haha weirdest damn thing I've seen. I use it at work at my desk, and leave my stock charger, that powers up like a champ, at home.

    Either way, not all chargers are created equal and aren't always based on prices of said chargers.
     
  10. lillygirl7

    lillygirl7 Well-Known Member
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    Thank you everyone!
     

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