Charging time required

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  1. willyk007

    willyk007 New Member

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    I'm trying to figure out if I have an issue with my phone, my charger, or my wall outlets. Currently, it seems to be taking me well over an hour to completely charge my Bionic. I plugged it in around 5% battery and hour ago and it has only charged up to 40%. Is everyone else experiencing these long charge times?

    (standard battery, not the extended battery)
     
  2. brockw1964

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    I've had mine in charge mode connected to my pc most of the day except for lunch, when I went out. It has only charged to 60% whereas my Moto Droid would charge to 100% in less than 2 hours.

    So yes, mine is charging slow too.
     
  3. MichaelD

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    I'm looking at about a 2 hour charge time.
    Phone is also hunting for 2G/3G/4G networks (draining juice) as my office generates enough interference that I'm in a quasi-Faraday cage.

    @brockw1964 - A computer's USB port won't be able to put out as much energy as a wall charger. I finally bought a MicroUSB wall charger for my original droid because my ThinkPad could never charge it fast enough.
     
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    Yeah, thanks Michael. Now, lets just see how long a charge lasts....
     
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    the charger that came with my bionic was only 850 milliamps... i immediately starting using a 1 amp charger... check that on your chargers... usb max's at 500 ma - my subie's cigarette port doesn't feed my 1amp charger in there either... really annoying.
     
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    Well I just ordered the Motorola Battery Dock so I can charge my phone + 1 other battery at the same time. (It comes with an additional battery)
    Motorola PN: 89508N, VZW SKU: MOTBIOBOC (It isn't on Verizon's website, but a Store or 611 can have FedEx bring you one in two days...Amazon also has them, but priced a bit more than VZW if shipped+sold-by Amazon).
    No matter what phone I have, I've always had battery issues when I'm at work (unintentional quasi-Faraday cage) & like to have a second battery hanging around for the 1-2 days a month the phone can't get enough charge in the car before my evening starts. The battery dock solves the problem of letting both batteries recharge overnight.
     
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    i have that charger with extra battery it rocks!
     
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    Will that burn the battery out quicker??
     
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    With the extended battery it took about 2 hours to go from 10% to 100%
     
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    Anyone who is having charging issues, MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING THE CHARGER AND THE CABLE THAT CAME WITH THE BIONIC. :) Older ones, and other brands seem to have issues.
     
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    The charger that came with it is GARBAGE. I'm using a charger from my old Blackberry storm that has worked perfectly on my DX and now Bionic
     
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    If you say so... But it's already happened to many people. For best results, always use the charger supplied.
     
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    Guess i'm that 1%
     
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    Very similar and disturbing experience. The Original Droid was at 100% at the end of a full day charging off my laptop. I really need to have that back, and can't understand why that can't be and should not be done.
     
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