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charging disabled when Droid is overheating?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by BikerTech, May 22, 2010.

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    I was using my Droid turn-by-turn feature on a recent trip. The sun was shining on the dashboard, thus making the Droid hot at the touch. I also have the Droid plugged-in to my car charger. After a while, I noticed that the battery gage starts to decline as the charge is no longer happen. I then removed the Droid, unplug it from the charger and turn it off for a while. When the Droid is no longer hot to the touch, I turn it back on, connect with the charger and the charging is back to normal. From this experience, I am guessing when the Droid is overheating, it disables the charging of the phone. Anyone else experiences this problem?
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    Most likely a safety feature of the battery/phone
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    If that is the case, then the Droid does not really replace a GPS unit. With my Garmin, I have it connected to my car charger for a long distance trip with no problem like this.
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    Your Garmin should do the same if it gets too hot. Would you rather it blow up in your car while driving 70mph? :icon_eek:
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    Li-Ion are some of the most sensitive batteries on the market... My GPS BETTER shut off charging if it gets hot. (as well as my phone)
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    Is it possible to run the phone without the battery in? this might be a solution
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    that was too funny - great visual...
    I had my phone on some socks overnite and when i woke up noticed it was at 51C with only 40% charged// guess that answers that question//
    once i power cycled (and removed the socks) / the droid cooled down to 26C in about 20 minutes and charged in about 40 minutes...
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