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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by landale, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. landale

    landale Well-Known Member
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    Has anyone noticed that Vibrant seems to take forever to charge? My Blackberry could charge from 70% to full in 30-45 minutes. On the Vibrant it takes at least 2 hours which is crazy. I am using the charger that came with the device but have also tried other microusb charges I have laying around and its slow with all of them.
     

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  2. Nickk

    Nickk Active Member
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    Big battery, takes longer to charge. I think this kind of Lipo battery takes something like a trickle charge too so as not to overheat it, but I could be mistaken.
     
  3. Fathom

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    I'm having the same issue, i ran my battery all the way down yesterday and I swear it took like 5hrs to fully charge! Is that normal? I'm coming off of an iPhone which would fully charge in like an hour.
     
  4. aci78

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    I know this is usually the case, but my car charger charges my Vibrant up very quickly. At home via wall charger, not so much.
     
  5. ANDROID_pepsi

    ANDROID_pepsi Well-Known Member
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    10minutes on charger and it goes from 60% to 62%
     
  6. landale

    landale Well-Known Member
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    What model car charger? Can you see what the output rating is? The wall charger that comes with the phone has an output rating of 0.7A and I have a Blackberry one that charges at 0.8A.
     
  7. Robinelli

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    I have a TMobile car charger and it works lightening fast. Way better than the wall charger that I usually use. BTW after conditioning the battery a few days, it is recommended not to fully discharge the phone. So if you let it get down to about 50% and then plug it in, you won't need to have it on the charger as long. But we'll see. Maybe after conditioning the batteries will work much better. I had a slide for 2 weeks before this and the battery lasted an hour LESS than this one AFTER I had conditioned it for a few days. So I am already getting better battery life on this phone.
     
  8. Robinelli

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    I was just thinking that I wonder if a different type of home charger would be faster/better than the plug in charger that came with the phone. What about those charger treys?
     
  9. landale

    landale Well-Known Member
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    Can you look and see what the output rating is on your car charger? I wonder if it is much higher then the 0.7A rating on the Samsung charger.
     
  10. jree

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    How long did you guys condition this battery? I let it drain down twice before recharging to full. Now I just plug it in when gets below 60%
     
  11. ANDROID_pepsi

    ANDROID_pepsi Well-Known Member
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    phone battery at 95% at 12:30am.. woke up at 7am to find the phone dead.. when plugged into charger and powered on.. reads 18%? took over 8 hours to get a full charge yesterday as well

    edit..currently at 28% after an hour charging
     
  12. Robinelli

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    The charger has zero info on it. No numbers or info of any kind. Sorry about that! I don't have the packaging to look at it.
     
  13. Robinelli

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    Last night was the 2nd time. I am doing it one more time tonight for a total of 3 full discharges.
     
  14. RJA

    RJA Active Member
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    My phone also takes a long time to charge also if I leave the phone at 25% or less at night and go to sleep when I wake up its dead
     

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