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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by proxas, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. proxas

    proxas Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I have had my Bionic charging now for about 2 hours and its still at 35%. Anyone else notice this problem? Going to try a different charger. Was using stock charger.

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  2. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    Hmm... yeah that is peculiar. I've read several reviews where they praised how fast this phone could charge (typically 2 hours).
  3. phositadc

    phositadc Well-Known Member

    I turned my off to charge it. Problem is, there does not seem to be any LED activity to show what the status of charging is. No blinking or anything. Maybe it will turn solid green or something when it finishes charging?

    Anybody know?

    If the phone is on when you charge it, do you get some sort of LED activity?
  4. proxas

    proxas Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Seems as though an issue with the Motorola charger. Swapped out to the old HTC charger and its charging faster now.
  5. murth

    murth Member

    shortest charger wire I've ever had.. was going to replace it anyway
  6. thenew3

    thenew3 Android Enthusiast

    I've had mine plugged in for 3 hours now and it's only gone from 40% to 50%.
  7. jiznake

    jiznake Newbie

    I had mine charging on the USB on my laptop at first and it was going pretty slow. I switched the charger and it seemed to be going reasonably fast.
  8. HotDawg

    HotDawg Android Enthusiast

    Mine has been at 30% for almost 3 hours.
  9. krouget

    krouget Android Enthusiast

    I had this issue with my other phone, but the Bionic charges pretty normally, by comparison. I haven't really timed it, yet, but two hours would yield a pretty good charge on mine, if not, fully.
  10. multanii

    multanii Newbie

    ya it was exceptionally short! Mine charged right up just fine tho.
  11. HotDawg

    HotDawg Android Enthusiast

    What charger did you guys get? I'm using the regular desk dock right now (not HD dock), plugged into wall.
  12. thenew3

    thenew3 Android Enthusiast

    I'm using the one it came with.

    So far after nearly 5 hours. (4 hours 45 minutes) it has charged from 40% up to 70%.

    This is a little ridiculous! My droid X would charge from a dead battery to full (extended battery) in less than 5 hours!
  13. thatguy188

    thatguy188 Android Enthusiast

    Not sure, I won't have that problem :D Got 1 Battery in the Phone and the other one in the External Battery Charger ... which I might add the external charger charges quiet fast.
  14. deen416

    deen416 Lurker

    Out of the box I let my battery die down to about 10% and then plugged it in and let it fully charge. For me it only took between 2-3 hours

    Seemed pretty good consideringthe size of the battery
  15. cagpop

    cagpop Lurker

    After 6 hours on various chargers, the most charged my Bionic got was 60%. I then restarted the phone, plugged it in, and it went from 60% to 100% in less than an hour.

    So, restarting the phone might fix the charging issue.
  16. HotDawg

    HotDawg Android Enthusiast

    Okay, the direct wall charger that came with it seems to charge the fastest. Dock would be okay if it sat on my desk all day. Turning the screen off helps, too.
  17. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Android Expert

    You guys may want to try running the battery down several times. When the Droid originally came out, I remember this issue well...it was an issue with battery meter calibration not the actual charging itself.
  18. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Android Expert

    The Droid Charge needs a 1000mA charger (rather than the 700mA and 800mA ones floating around) to charge in a reasonable amount of time. May be the same w/Bionic.
  19. brihan

    brihan Newbie

    Where did you get your external charger? I've been looking for one. I have an extended battery along with the original battery but that doesn't really help without and external charger.

    On my OG Droid I swapped out 3 batteries and never plugged in the phone for a charge. That is a great way to do it. When I knew I had a long day or on vacation I had extra batteries in my pocket.

    So ThatGuy, please tell me where you get the external charger.


  20. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

  21. kingnut

    kingnut Well-Known Member

    what 1000MA charger are you using?
  22. brihan

    brihan Newbie

    Hi John,

    Thank you for the reply.

    For $60 I'll have to hold off on that for now.

    I got my External charger for my OG from Seidio for about $30 but they don't have them for the Bionic yet. The charger has different plates that snap in for different batteries so I'm hoping that they will sell just the plate. I know, wishful thinking.

    But thank you for your quick reply.

  23. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Android Expert

    I no longer have the Charge, but pretty sure the stock wall charger that came with it was 1000mA.
  24. kingnut

    kingnut Well-Known Member

    interesting. wonder when motorola will figure out that we need a higher output than 850MA.
  25. CKwik240

    CKwik240 Well-Known Member

    Perhaps when they decide to allow the phone to accept more than about 750mA. I've rated the bionic and the dx charge current and both maxed out at 750 mA on both a 1A and 2.1A charger...

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The Motorola Droid Bionic release date was September 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, TI OMAP 4430 processor, and 1735mAh battery.

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