1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Using Desire as SATNAV with car charger

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kaushal101, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. kaushal101

    kaushal101 Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    35
    Posts:
    47
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2010

    Apr 11, 2010
    47
    0
    35
    I am using my ipod car charger (with USB connection, purchased from ebay) with Desire's micro USB cable.

    I tried this during a 3 hr trip.

    I was using the Desire for navigation (Google SATNAV) during the trip. So, GPS was turned on and the screen was on as well.

    What I observed was, even though the phone was charging (using the car charger), the battery was actually loosing the life.

    Meaning, GPS and screen was consuming battery faster than the car charger was able to charge it.

    While charging, the status of batter was displayed as "Charging (AC)".

    I am trying to understand
    1. if this was because of not using proper car charger,
    2. or if something is wrong with my battery,
    3. or if that's how Desire battery behaves in which case it doesn't make it suitable for a Tomtom replacement.

    Any thoughts?
     

    Advertisement

  2. digitalxni

    digitalxni Guest
    Rank:
    None
    Posts:
    0
    Joined:

    Just saw this...

     
  3. wuthton

    wuthton Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    378
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009

    Aug 18, 2009
    378
    27
    43
    Yorkshire, UK
    It needs to be a usb charger designed for HTC phones. The phone draws 500ma from a computer usb but in can't tell the difference when plugged into a standard usb charger. The official chargers are wired to tell the phone that 1amp is available.

    If, when you plug your phone you are given the mounting options of charge only, disk drive etc, then your phone is only charging at 500ma because it thinks it is connected to a computer.
     
  4. adam1985

    adam1985 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    18
    Posts:
    81
    Joined:
    May 27, 2010

    May 27, 2010
    81
    20
    18
    Mechanical Engineer
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Hi i am using a third party in car charger that I got on ebay and it works fine when I use my Desire as a SATNAV with Google Navigation. Charger only cost
     
  5. jred7469

    jred7469 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    182
    Joined:
    May 14, 2010

    May 14, 2010
    182
    23
    38
    I got mine for
     
  6. kaushal101

    kaushal101 Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    35
    Posts:
    47
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2010

    Apr 11, 2010
    47
    0
    35
     
  7. veryjiggy

    veryjiggy Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    34
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010

    Apr 27, 2010
    34
    3
    16
    I am using the 1.95 quid one as well, and works beautifully.
    The item number on ebay is 170449628900.
     
  8. puppy

    puppy Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    48
    Joined:
    May 28, 2010

    May 28, 2010
    48
    9
    36
    I'll have one of those thank you very much!:D

     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...