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[Updated] Xoom will not charge via usb. + owners manual inside

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gamul1, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. gamul1

    gamul1 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Based on the accessories available its clear there is a power port on the Xoom that charges it.

    However, does anyone know if it can also charge via the micro USB port as well?

    I am trying to figure out if I am going to need several power adapters (home, work, car) or if I'll be able to take advantage of my current USB charging options that I use for my phone. I have so many cables everywhere I'm already tripping over them.
     



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  2. tyneusch

    tyneusch Well-Known Member


    I wouldn't see why it couldn't charge via the Micro USB, unless, since there is a separate port, they are not linked. There is a good possibility that the Micro USB port is ONLY linked to the Xoom's memory and not the battery.
     
  3. Proph

    Proph Android Enthusiast

    the owners manual leaked online a little while ago. i am reading through it... no charging via micro USB

    Caution: ​
    Use only the charger that came with your
    tablet when charging your tablet. Do NOT attempt to
    connect a charger to the USB port. The USB port is

    used for data transfer only, NOT for charging.
     
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  4. CivEngPE

    CivEngPE Newbie

    Here is the manual if you want to look at it.
     

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  5. gamul1

    gamul1 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Bummer on the no usb charge. Not surprised but I was hoping to not add to my collection of tangled cables.
     
  6. slopokdave

    slopokdave Newbie

    Tablets generally cannot charge via USB because a USB port is only 500ma of power. Given their battery capacities, this is normally not enough to charge the tablet within a respectable time nor keep it powered while in use.

    A bummer but a reality. :)
     
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  7. parrotheadmjb

    parrotheadmjb Member

    Yes, this is is confirmed in the Moto Support Forums, it will have a proprietary charger for reasons explained above.
     
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  8. JediJesus

    JediJesus Android Enthusiast

    I predict a lot of people are going to try and charge this device with the USB.
     
  9. apple001

    apple001 Lurker

    The Motorola XOOM's Charging is a little terrible,it is designed with not popular charging port,why not to design with Micro USB port,i buy a external multi-functional charger,it can charge iphone,ipad,ipad2,mobile phones,but it can't charge Motorola XOOM
     
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