battery charging questions

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  1. thinkgreen

    thinkgreen New Member

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    I had my phone plugged into the computer, It took FOREVER to charge. I didnt know that there were 4 options to chose from when you plug it in. Anybody know how long for sure it takes for the battery to fully charge?
    Thanks
     
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    The Droid X should be plugged into the wall to charge it. USB just doesn't have the juice. Should take about an hour to charge via wall charger.
     
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    thanks,, I have the phone now charged into the wall,HOWEVER it has been at 80 % battery life for about an hour and a half.I dont know why its taken forever to charge,

    thanks for your help
     
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    What's telling you it's at 80%. Some app/widget you installed?
     
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    I know that. When it says 80% it means its 80%
    Charged. What i was saying that the phone. Has been charging for
    Over an hour and a half and its still has not reached
    the 100 %level
     
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    You know what? I was asking what you're looking at that's saying 80%. Is it some app/widget you installed?
     
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    sorry I was out at a concert and reading from my phone. I found that info where the time and date it. When its charging it gives me the %. It said 50 then took for ever to get to 80.
     
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    I'm still not getting this. Are you saying that you got the info through phone settings > about phone > status ?

    The reason I'm asking is that if you got the info off of an app/widget, those can be inaccurate or need time to calibrate.

    Did it ever reach 100%?
     
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    He must mean on the lock screen... ha ha. I wondered myself. The screen that pops up when hit power button and you havent unlocked it.:)
     
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    is your phone getting hot when you charge it, I have heard if it gets over 110 degrees when charging then it stops charging, unplug it and plug it back in and see if this helps
     
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    heat and charging

    that was the issue i had, working in a hot house, having the phone in my pocket, it would refuse to charge when it hit 117degF, let it cool down, put it in a cool dry place for a few min before plugging it in. the act of charging and those flowing electrons, just heats it back up.

    its false to say all USB ports do not provide charging power, as most systems do provide enough voltage and amps to charge it somewhat, but many computers have specific ones that provide a higher level of current. RTM of your computer to see which port that is.

    as always, a power cycle cant hurt, killing those power hungry apps too.
     
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    I shoulda said USB doesn't have the juice that plugging it into the wall does. Still not sure what was telling him it was 80%.