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Accessories Incredible not charging with car charger after FROYO

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  1. ChuckyBrown

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    Since upgrading to 2.2, my incredible will not completely charge using my car charger.

    Anyone else experiencing this?
     

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    never had the problem
     
  3. HenryKrinkle

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    Just noticed the same proble today. Using scosche charge.
     
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    If your using GPS Google Maps it will actually lose battery life while using the car charger. I experienced this yesterday, used GPS for 1 hr in my car with Verizons car charger, I had 4 green bars starting out before I pluged in the car charger, after I arrived at my destination (1 hr later) I checked my battery and I had 1 yellow bar left. So I actually lose battery life.

    Before Froyo update that would never happen, it would charge somewhat or at least hold the charge I started with but it would NEVER lose battery life while charging.

    So yes there is a problem that needs to be fixed soon.
     
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    It's a known problem with Froyo.

    HTC slowed charging in Froyo to prevent over-heating of the battery. The result is the phone will sloooooooooowly charge when attached to a car charger. It may even sloooooowly discharge.

    Battery charging went from about 2 hrs. on 2.1, to almost 4 hrs. on 2.2
     
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    Slooooooooow discharge. That wat im tawkin bowt.
     
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    I never trust anything with a discharge...
     
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    Yeah, HTC definitely messed with how much current the phone feels like pulling in. It's definitely nowhere near the 1A max that it used to be. More like 600mA if I had to guess.
     
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    yeah, i noticed my car charger stopped working... i thought it was broken. i was gonna go to vzw and exchange it.
     
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    WOW>... same problem.

    I went to lancaster today, w/ a 90% charge on my phone.

    (says Battery Left)

    I ran GPS to get there, and bluetooth, just in case someone called.

    I had it plugged into a Verizon Car Charger the entire time.

    I got to Lancaster, and it seemed like it was done charging. It said 100% (i think).

    HOWEVER, when i unplugged it, it DROPPED down to 65%.

    On the way back, I did everything the same, EXCEPT w/ no bluetooth.

    I started off w/ like, 90ish%, said it was full when I arrived home, and when I unplugged, it said like, 92%.
    That's okay by me. If I'm running gps and plugged into the car, i'd at LEAST like to even out my charge, ideally, I would gain battery power, even if it's slowly. I am using the phone a lot.

    But losing charge? Even when plugged in? I don't think that's good.

    Is it all froyo?
    Could this be the problem here? limitation in DC power? Limitation in USB charging? limitations in the charger?
    Would I experience the same thing if i plugged in my Wall charger, the AC charger, into a DC to AC converter and put that into the car?
     
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    something about the charging process once the green light is on the phone it turns off charger and uses the battery only. The fastest way to charge this phone is turn it off. it can blast charge it self from 14 percent to full in under two hours with a seidio battery not sure about others. I had a Motorola 870 on nextel that did this the navigating and blue tooth would use as much juice as the charger produced not leaving anything left over for the battery.
     
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    soo..... do you guys still need to Bump charge? Should I just unplug my car charger when the green light comes on and plug it back in to finish charging?

    Do you think that the heat generated by the charging/sunlight has anything to do w/ it?
     
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    Use a 1A charger instead of a 500mA charger. That should work
     
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    do you have a charger recommendation? a website link, maybe? that'd be great, thanks!
     
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    I have the same problem. Not any clear solutions in here.
     
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    Get the HTC OEM car charger rated for 1000mA per port. iPhone chargers won't work, as Apple doesn't follow the standard. Also, the Virtuous ROM kernel 2.6.32.17-virtuous-v3 does enable 1000mA charge. The initial FroYo (2.2) kernel release does not, but the image shipped with the 3.26 OTA update might.
     
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    Confirmed, the 2.6.32.17-g9a2fc16 stock kernel does quick charge.
     

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