Droid gets very hot when plugged into cigarette lighter in car

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  1. captdroid

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    I use the moto rapid charger and it keeps the charge at 100% unless the droid it seems gets very hot. Then it stops charging and the battery starts to discharge.

    So far I have moved the mount to the top of the windshield so the phone is not in direct sunlight positioned just under the headboard. And I clock the phone down to 550 and turn the screen brightness down.

    Without a doubt at least for me the problem is heat related. Only happens when the phone is baking in direct sunlight.
     
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    I know what you mean. My gas tank gets fuller the farther I drive. Sometimes I have to stop and dump some out
     
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    lmao 10 characters
     
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    I said it wasn't plugged in the whole time, not that it was unplugged the whole time. I unplugged it for about 20-30 minutes halfway through when it was getting too hot.
    Anyways, I normally just wrap it around my AV vents and that keeps it nice and cool.
     
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    Same thing with me

    Just yesterday mine got really hot, and quit charging after 2 hours. Mine is still factory stock... not overclocked. And, I killed all other apps before using the Nav. I'm using the Motorola dock and charger. Somethings not right. Same thing happened with my old Droid that i drowned in the lake!
     
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    Here's an oddity to throw into the equation- On Monday I was in a Hotel in Palm Springs. I plugged it in into the WALL outlet in the dark hotel room with my standard charger.

    I went to breakfast, came back an hour later and my Battery was DOWN 20% and the Phone was Frying at 136 Degrees F, the hottest I've ever seen it.

    Yes I was in the desert, but my Hotel room was a cool 60 F with the AC on.

    Thoughts?
     
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    When your phone reaches a certain temp the phone will stop charging, I'm assuming to keep your battery from blowing up.

    For me it only happens when attached to the suction cup mount on the window when running Google Maps on a sunny day....it stops charging, then in awhile as things cool off it starts charging again. I have learned to just try and keep it out of the sun.

    Ron W.
     
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    Do you think it has something to do with low voltage running to that outlet in the room? Not sure if that's it or not. You might try plugging it into a different outlet and see if it does it again.
     
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    I have also come to the conclusion that as soon as I run Google maps the phone overheats, no matter if I'm using the suction cup mount or not. I even tried turning down my SetCPU lower and still got very hot when running Google maps. I mostly use the maps along with my c:geo program when I'm geocaching with the Droid.
     
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    ****READ******

    Battery runs hot in car charger.... Most likely you've bought yourself a nice 5 dollar or 10 dollar piece of China crap... Right?

    Yea that's what I thought. Even cheap aftermarket wall chargers.

    What happens is they have nothing inside to tell them when the battery is fully charged. Or to regulate the V going to your battery.

    Will also heat and "bubble" your battery. Then instead of paying 30 dollars for a charger you can now pay 65 for a battery. :icon_ banana:

    Anyways after market stuff is cheap for a reason. Not because it doesn't carry the Verizon Logo.

    I learned this all the hard way with my first blackberry a long time ago.

    So my closing statement would be. "say no to aftermarket crap"

    And I'm crying on the inside right now. "I'm from Cleveland"
     
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    Like I said, the moto rapid charge is great, $30 retail supposedly, but you can get it under $10 with shipping on amazon.
     
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    Tip for cooling that hot battery

    I've had the same problems when using Google Navigation and charging the phone. I also have a suction cup widow mount. I have found that if you point one of Air Conditioner ducts towards the back of the phone so that it is getting cool air while its charging, the battery will most likely keep charging.

    Try it, and see if it works for you. I'd like to know if it does or it is just my dumb luck. Hope this helps.

    Jeff L



     
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