Is the old charger rumor true?

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR Support' started by gamer6592, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. jtpowell
    Offline

    jtpowell Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Cincninnati, OH
    Ratings:
    +3
    Your old car charger is fine. I'm using my HTC Inc car charger in the car and generic micro USB on 1.1 hub at the office. All work fine.
     
  2. FoxKat
    Offline

    FoxKat Resident Novelist...LOL! Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    10,041
    Likes Received:
    1,587
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Ratings:
    +1,646
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo, and Nexus 6!
    The Droid X is a Motorola phone and so is the Razr so there is no compatibility issue. The symptoms I mentioned are not specific to any particular charger brand, and I have found both generic and name-brand chargers which exhibit the mentioned symptoms, as well as some which don't. Just remember, if you take your phone in for repair, make sure you don't tell them you were using a non-approved charger or they may wish to blame the damage to theany non-approved charger brand and void your warranty.
     
  3. wyld
    Offline

    wyld Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +3
    I use my charger from my Droid x to charge my RAZR and my Jawbone Icon I have chargers and usb cables all over my house from others phones like LG and they all work just fine!
     
  4. FoxKat
    Offline

    FoxKat Resident Novelist...LOL! Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    10,041
    Likes Received:
    1,587
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Ratings:
    +1,646
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo, and Nexus 6!
    As the saying goes, "your results may vary", and for charging only, virtually any USB charger should work fine. It has only been while charging and using the phones (D1 & D2) that I have experienced the crazy screen issues. Just keep the fact that you use non-approved chargers to yourself if you have to take the phone in for a charging problem.
     
  5. dana12
    Offline

    dana12 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    android devices chargers are same
     
  6. FunN4Lo
    Offline

    FunN4Lo Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2010
    Messages:
    941
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +18
    USB stands for universal serial buss. A standard developed to insure consistatcy across devices and connections. I use my OG charger and my old EnV2 charger on my Bionic with no issues. I use a multitude of MonoPrice USBs to connect data and charge. I use a RadioShak car charger. All that being said, I have seen enough posts on the Bionic to know that this doesn't work for everyone for some reason. The Razr may be the same YMMV scenario
     
  7. pRAZR
    Offline

    pRAZR New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    I just got a Razr and have been going crazy with these issues, thinking at least any decent USB cable would work. However, I found that if I don't use the Moto charger and Moto USB cable I have trouble getting the phone to charge all the way. Also, I could not make the phone and computer recognize each other to sync USB (so I can download Rhapsody music to my sd card) until I saw a thread here and went out to my car and grabbed the USB cable the Razr came with and, voila, instant sync!
     
  8. Luvmyphone
    Offline

    Luvmyphone New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2011
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    I decided to not take any chances after spending so much on the phone. I went to the Verizon store to buy a wall charger. :blink:
     
  9. droid2drummer
    Offline

    droid2drummer Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2,596
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Ga...
    Ratings:
    +10
    I used my d2 charger and it worked just fine....I use it on my Sammy gs too..

    Tapped by a Razr...
    PEACE! ALL!!-------->>>D2D™
     
  10. FoxKat
    Offline

    FoxKat Resident Novelist...LOL! Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    10,041
    Likes Received:
    1,587
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Ratings:
    +1,646
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo, and Nexus 6!
    What you say is correct, to a point. USB standard is for certain specs, but doesn't cover things such as RF inference, voltage and current purity, etc. I did some testing last night with several different charger adapters I have, and found that the non-Motorola/Verizon charger adapters all caused the screen to go bonkers. Swap out them for the approved chargers, the screen responds normally. I plan to take a video of the proof and post it on youtube for everyone to see.

    Again, I am not saying this it's the same for all phones, not am I saying it's the same for all Motorola phones, but on the Droid 1 and 2, I can conclusively say it's so. It had been so across many replacements of both models. When I get my RAZR tomorrow, I'll see if it is so with that one as we'll.
    Sent from my DROID2 using DroidForums
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2011
  11. droid2drummer
    Offline

    droid2drummer Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2,596
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Ga...
    Ratings:
    +10
    Its so...lol

    Tapped on the edge of a RAZR...
    PEACE! ALL!!-------->>>D2D™
     
  12. dinzle3490
    Offline

    dinzle3490 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Personally I would switch chargers on the Droid Razr. I had a hard time with battery life on my razr when I first got it but then I went out to california on a trip and lost the charger. So when I got back, I switched to my old blackberry storm's charger and it seems to have improved battery life on my Razr. It is a 5w 700 mah charger, I don't know if that is higher or lower than the Razrs included charger but it has improved my battery life.
     
  13. FunN4Lo
    Offline

    FunN4Lo Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2010
    Messages:
    941
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +18
    I hate to bust your conclusion derived from a couple of D1's, but both MY D1 and Bionic charge/transfer data with no issues on any cable or any charger I described in my post #21 above. I don't doubt that yours has issues. Why some phones only work on only the factory charger/cable and some work on anything is above my paygrade, but both sides of the issue have multiple people posting in multiple threads in this forum.
     
  14. droid2drummer
    Offline

    droid2drummer Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2,596
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Ga...
    Ratings:
    +10
    Oh I must have read wrong...lol It works flawlessly for charging my D2 and Razr both chargers. I thought he was saying those worked..Not sure if the manufacturer likes the idea but I've had success...

    Tapped on the edge of a RAZR...
    PEACE! ALL!!-------->>>D2D™
     
  15. droid2drummer
    Offline

    droid2drummer Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2,596
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Ga...
    Ratings:
    +10
    And I always use Moto OEM on all my devices...

    Tapped on the edge of a RAZR...
    PEACE! ALL!!-------->>>D2D™
     
Search tags for this page
billyk needs a hookup while here
,
can i use 5v 0.7a on galaxy s3
,
can i use the 12volt charger from my 2 yr old phone with my
,

can you use an old phone charger with new phones

,
can you use different charger for s4
,
does it matter which wall charger i use with droid bionic
,
old android charger
,
razor charger plug polarity
,
using a bb charger wirh my htc thunderbolt bad
,
why dont old charger work with droid razor