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General Primary Method of Charging

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by paimon.soror, May 5, 2010.

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Primary Charging Method

  1. A/C Adapter

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  2. USB (via PC)

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  3. Car Charger

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  1. paimon.soror

    paimon.soror Well-Known Member
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    Just wondering what everyones primary method of charging their incredible is. Have you had any issues to note yet using alternate charging methods? When I was in blackberry land they always recommended not charging through the PC, which no one really ever explained to me why not, so I have been hesitant to leave it hooked up to my PC at work
     

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  2. paimon.soror

    paimon.soror Well-Known Member
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    just wondering if anyone has heard any reported issues with other htc phones and charging through the usb port. I am coming from a Storm 2 and people always recommended against usb charging
     
  3. jwm2

    jwm2 Well-Known Member
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    I use all 3. When not using my pc i use the wall adapter. When syncing files and etc i'll leave it connected to the pc and when in my vehicle i use the vehicle adapter. All 3 work just fine.
     
  4. bjanow

    bjanow Well-Known Member
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    I too use them all as does jwm2. However, I use another method too. I have a separate battery charger for my other 2 batteries. I get down to 20% as I did yesterday, I pop that baby out, put in another one (boot time is absolutely lightning) and charge the drained externally.
     
  5. Haelous

    Haelous Well-Known Member
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    I use USB almost exclusively. Sometimes you need a faster charge than USB can provide or only have a power outlet available, such as in an airport. My car has a USB port, so no need for a car adapter. USB ports are more available and convenient than power outlets.
     
  6. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member
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    takes me 3x as long to charge via usb. makes me gwumpy.
     
  7. bjanow

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    What? How did you get that, buy a RR? I want one! Oh yeah, what do you use it for, can you play movies from a USB stick? Are you sure it's not on your Gulfstream?
     
  8. Haelous

    Haelous Well-Known Member
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    Haha. Most new cars have them now, like the Honda Civic and the Ford Focus. They've become pretty common over the past couple years.

    I normally leave a 16GB flash drive in it full of mp3s.
     
  9. cb85215

    cb85215 Active Member
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    lol...Yeah...it's on the Gulfstream....That's the ticket..:D
     
  10. Iam918

    Iam918 Well-Known Member
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    (Almost) exclusively via USB due to having it plugged in most of the day to my work computer. Only time, so far, I have not used USB was for the first charge.
     
  11. jimbiss

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    I use all 3 methods just depending on where I'm at
     
  12. This_Is_Kyle

    This_Is_Kyle Well-Known Member
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    I use the wall charger. I dont think I've ever charged a phone using the USB and computer method.
     
  13. jfunk

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    So far I've only plugged it into the AC adapter at night when I go to bed. Haven't needed any other charging yet, although I do have a spare cable in my car to use with a car adapter or at work if I need it.
     
  14. mikewashere05

    mikewashere05 Well-Known Member
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    All charging sources provide 5 volts direct current, what changes is the amperage. One USB socket can provide up to about half an amp (500mA), anyone have their AC charger to see what it provides? I couldn't imagine much more.
     
  15. esmail

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    Is charging via AC wall charger that came with the Incredible faster than via USB through the computer? They are both USB after all, so I'm curious.

    I guess there's more power via the wall => faster?

    Oh, I guess while I'm at this: what about the speed of car charging? I am thinking of getting a cigarette lighter to USB converter and then using the USB cable to charge.
     
  16. Haha, I have a USB port on my car as well (I own a Civic). I haven't thought about using that for charging though since my iPod is hooked up onto it.

    I use either USB charging (through my laptop) or use the AC adaptor if I want a faster charge.
     
  17. Callahan

    Callahan Well-Known Member
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    The HTC wall AC adapter is 1amp. A typical USB port on a computer is 500 ma, so the wall charger is faster due to the higher current. A car charger can be as strong as a wall charger depending the one you buy.
     
  18. paimon.soror

    paimon.soror Well-Known Member
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    I assume that the current from the wall charger would be a bit greater than the current from a usb port.
     

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