4g tether charging problem

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    Is it normal for a bionic to drain faster than it charges with heavy 4g tether usage on wall charger and USB charger.
     
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    I had my RAZR Maxx connected to my TV with the HDMI cable and had the same problem.

    Charger couldn't keep up with rate of discharge while watching movies. I imagine we are not the only ones with this type of issue.
     
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    Yeah that's pretty much how it goes unfortunately. Start with a fresh battery especially USB tethering it drops like a rock with only 500mA to work with.
     
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    Anyone know if I could just use a factory cable without a battery for tethering instead? I feel like I'm going to murder my battery using tether as much as I'm going to.
     
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    I think that would be the only way to do it. A factory cable supplies power even when the phone is powered off so theoretically it should work. You are talking about the TBH cables right?

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Yeah. Those are the ones I mean
     
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    Usually when i wifi tether i am plugged in with a car charger. It seems to break even between discharge and charge. Also, the phone gets hot as hell.
     
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    One suggestion, if you're just using the Bionic for tethering, why not actually under-clock the phone to 800 Mhz or less since you don't really need processing speed and this usually helps with the battery drain and heat issues. I've done this quite a few times on different ROMs and it does make a difference. Just a thought from the peanut gallery!

    Cheers
     
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    That works amazingly well matjmonk! thank you so much, my phone actually charges now and doesnt fry itself when i tether :)
     
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