Can someone try this with their car charger

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  1. wallstreet123456
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    I bought the car charger from verizon and when I plug it tinto the car and phone it never says it is charging not does it show light a lightning bolt over the battery which usually indicates it is not running off the battery.

    Might my charger be defective or is this normal?
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    I'm using my old BB charger. It shows the lightning bolt and scrolling in the battery icon as well as the little white light by the micro-USB plug.

    It sounds like it might be your charger. Are you positive your lighter is providing power? The reason I ask is I have an iPod charger that I have to twist a certain way to get power out of the lighter...

    You could also check under settings -> about phone -> status and it will show you if the battery is discharging, or if it's "charging ac" which is what it should show in a car.
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    When I check the settings it say full when I plug it in and discharging when I unplug it.

    I see the lightning bolt when I use the wall charger at home.

    Strange.
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    If it were me, I'd bring the charger back and get a different one.

    Frustrating... but at least it sounds like a charger issue and not a device issue :)

    Droid!
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    I have the same problem. I think some chargers aren't compatible. Sounds dumb but I bought a motorola charger and it works fine. My other one doesn't.
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    Mine is the one from verizon, thought that was the way to go.
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    My Verizon charger would not even stay plugged in - it just never would snap into place. I just got a generic one from a Sprint kiosk & it's worked flawlessly so far.
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    Did they give you a hard time returning the charger, I just order the motorola charger.
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    buy several usb micro B cords and a couple of the usb car converter/chargers from monoprice. you can get about 4 cords and 2 chargers for less than $20 shipped.
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    Thank you, I will check out their site.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2009
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    I am using the generic car charger from verizon works fine , but when its in car mount since the car charger is way old, it comes a lil loose... But if I plug in the ac/dc adapter then then wall charger no issues... and No issues w the charge when its not in the car mount...

    I am also using the LG chargers that has the same connection , works perfectly fine..

    I would say you got a bad one...
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    I got a dual usb car charger from walmart for $13 made by griffin, works great
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    My charger I bought from a Verizon store lights up when I plug it in, but as soon as I plug it into the phone, the charge light goes out and doesn't charge. What's up with that?:angry::angry: