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Support Nexus 7 Use While Charging

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bengowers, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. bengowers

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    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
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    I do it with every device I own. It will just take longer to charge while in use. ;)
     
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    Same:)
     
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    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.
     
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    Just mind the cable and connector so you don't snag 'em or bash 'em and you are fine.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Longer is always better, eh? ;):D
    Fortunately my outlet is right next to the couch.
     
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    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
     
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    Get an extension cord for the AC ...
     
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    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.
     
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    I'd love to, but I'd have to buy another one. And whats the point of buying another extension cord for one thing?
     
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    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)
     

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