Charging but not Charging!

Discussion in 'Droid X Tech Support' started by jimmyco2008, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. jimmyco2008

    jimmyco2008 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,024
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    3G Florida
    Ratings:
    +1
    My Droid X will show it is charging when plugged into USB, yet it actually has lost charge in teh past few hours. It does this plugged into a powered hub or plugged directly into my computer. Actually I can't tell yet, but I think it only drains while charging when using Barnacle Wi-Fi Tether... Too much power consumption?

    Droid Does use a crapload of power? Any ideas on how to NOT make my phone die?
     
  2. JustisLewis

    JustisLewis Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Wireless tethering uses a lot of power, and when your phone is charging via USB port it is just trickle charging, as opposed to when it is plugged into the a/c adapter. Trickle charging is better for the battery long term but charges much more slowly. So yes the tethering is probably just using power more quickly than trickle charging feeds it. So just switch to an A/C adapter and you'll be fine.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  3. jimmyco2008

    jimmyco2008 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,024
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    3G Florida
    Ratings:
    +1
    Do you think underclocking would sort of balance out the power usage?
     
Search tags for this page
cell phone is plugged in says its charging but doesnt charge
,

droid 4 says it's charging but it's not

,
droid phone says charging but doesn't
,
droid ultra says it's charging but doesn't
,
it's charging but shows an x
,
my droid bionic says its chraging but doesnt charge
,
my phone says its charging but it's not
,
razor shows charging but not
,
why does my android show it is charging but its not
,
why does my droid 3 not show that it is charging when plugge