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GPS batt drain even when plugged in

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mbingha, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. mbingha

    mbingha New Member
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    Ok, so i've noticed since i've gotten my phone that even when its plugged in (100 percent battery to start) if I use navigation for 45 min or so the battery will drain to around 80 percent. I don't understand how its doing this if its plugged in and the battery has the charging icon on there. Is this normal?
     

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  2. Flahusky

    Flahusky Well-Known Member
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    Short answer, yes.
    Your device is drawing more then the 200-300mA that the charger is supplying.
     
  3. ttaylor0024

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    Yep. I noticed this yesterday wile driving through Denver (just got back from Winter Park, Colorado! Snowboarding FTW!) However if you have a power inverter (mine is 150W I used it to play xbox 360 on the road) it stays at 100%
     
  4. mbingha

    mbingha New Member
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    well is there anything I can do to stop that? is there a better charger that I could use, or something like that? If I'm going on a 10 hour trip, my battery will be dead before I get halfway there.
     
  5. mbingha

    mbingha New Member
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    Thanks, I may have to try that, but I'd like to just use a car charger if possible.
     
  6. ttaylor0024

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    Go to radio shack and buy a power inverter. This is the one I got for $40.
    [​IMG]

    Then just plug in your regular wall charger to it.
     
  7. mbingha

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    Thanks ttaylor0024, I think thats the direction I'm going to go in. There's some on the best buy website for that price that are a little smaller (need to be small so it doesn't get in the way when I'm shifting gears.)
     
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  9. Gunner

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    Haven't noticed my battery draining when I'm nav'ing. I'm using a VZ car charger.
     
  10. sergecur99

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    Me either. I've done 5 to 6 hour trips without a problem. Using the VZ car charger.
     

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