Navigation uses more battery than the charger can provide

Discussion in 'Droid X Tech Support' started by jh1200a1, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. jh1200a1

    jh1200a1 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2010
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Just wondering if anybody has noticed that Droid X navigation uses more from the battery than the charger can provide. I'm using the car dock with an OEM Motorola charger for the Droid X. If my trip is longer than 4hrs the battery will be fully discharged.

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums
     
  2. sigua

    sigua Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I noticed that would happen if my phone was mounted on the dashboard in the sun, and it would get super hot. Once I moved it to a cooler area it stopped.

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums
     
  3. rockridder

    rockridder New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Spend a couple of dollars, get a new car charger! The thicker the charger cable is, the more efficient it will charge your phone.
     
  4. Hugh Jass

    Hugh Jass Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,662
    Likes Received:
    121
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Ratings:
    +123
    These newer smartphones (I think starting with the D1 but it might even predate it) detect when temperatures are exceeding maximum allowed temperature for the battery and will disable charging until the temperatures return to a safe level to resume. Place your phone over the AC vent for a few miles to cool it down and then it should resume charging again.
     
  5. UrbanBounca

    UrbanBounca Rescue Squad
    Staff Member Rescue Squad Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,750
    Likes Received:
    200
    Trophy Points:
    143
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ratings:
    +241
    That's terribly untrue.

    Car chargers don't push as much as wall chargers as your car doesn't push out as much charge.

    Sent from my DROID2 using Tapatalk
     
  6. rohmbd

    rohmbd New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Turn the screen off with the lock/power button....it will continue to navigate,talk,and charge....just have the screen on when you need it and off most of the time and it will charge.
     
    #6 rohmbd, Aug 31, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2011
  7. Snow02

    Snow02 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,341
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Ratings:
    +9
    Also untrue. Case in point, my moto car charger is 950 mA, the wall charger is 850 mA.
     
  8. rockridder

    rockridder New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    That isn't what I said... If you buy a cheapo car charger that has a small gauge cable it will not allow as much Amperage to get to the Phone as a thicker cable at the same voltage. Please check out the bottom of this page for a chart...

    Wire Capacity Chart
     
  9. paul gyver

    paul gyver Rescue Squad
    Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hugh jass is correct. It's all about temperatures when too high they shut down the charging process. Don't waste your money on new chargers as the difference in current output is milli amps. Once I get comfortable ac output I change to defrost. The cold air on windshield will actually bring phone temperature down and allow charging to resume. If it's 75 degrees where you sit it's probably still 90+ at the windshield.

    Sent from my SCH-I500
     
  10. rockridder

    rockridder New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    I would say that both theories have merit, I have never experienced the issue with heat, however I have personally had an issue with a charging cable. I had a cable that was spring loaded and self stored, it was very convenient. However after a long trip using the GPS the phone would be at the same charge level or less from where it was when I placed the phone on the dock. Another situation I had was when the phone would run out of charge and it would take 20 min for the phone to get to the point where it would actually turn on. I changed the charging cable out with a nice thick cable and i have never had a problem since.
     
  11. paul gyver

    paul gyver Rescue Squad
    Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Ok I can see there can be an issue with the charger. I guess the way to find out would be to monitor the temps. I use elixir widget.

    Sent from my SCH-I500
     
  12. Bigbootyman

    Bigbootyman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +1
    Actually, most automotive DC outlets actually charge at a higher voltage (14.5v) than a household outlet (12v), but inconsistently. I use my navigation on trips to Chicago and I also stream Pandora at the same time. I always use my car charger and always have a full battery when I arrive.
     
Search tags for this page
htc droid dna your phone is using more current than the char
,
htc rezound phone is drawing more current than charger can s
,
htc rezound phone is using more power than unable to charge
,
htc rezound phone using more power than charger provides
,
htc rezound using more power than the charger will provide
,

htc using more power than charger can supply

,
the phone is using more current than the charger is able to
,
why does my htc rezound say using more power than charger ca
,
your phone is using more current htc rezound
,
your phone is using more current than the charger is able to