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OG car charge vs. Bionic car charge on Bionic?

Discussion in 'Droid Bionic Accessories' started by lkevinl, Sep 17, 2011.

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    So, what's the verdict on using the OG Droid car charger with the Bionic? I feel like it is charging the Bionic very slowly. Could there be some current limiting going on? How well does the stock Bionic car charger work?
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    I'm currently using the OEM charger that came with the Car Mount kit for my DX and it's working fine.
    I do however seem to recall there was some sort of difference (at least cosmetic if not internal) between the OG Rapid Charger and the one for my DX.

    I would suggest searching Amazon and finding a new one.. I think they're like $4 if you look
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    Look on the charger and see how much current it's putting out. I guarantee the og charger is lower than what the bionic really needs.
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    What is the current value for the Bionic car charger? It would be great to compare.
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    Anyone have the charging values?
    Thanks!
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    5.1v 850mah. The stock OG AC USB adapter is the same as the Bionic.

    I have a Motorola wall adapter that is rated at 5v 850mah from my OGD as well. (Hardwred, no separate USB cord)
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    Thanks Smeech!
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    The Motorola car charger I got with the Costco deal is rated at 950mA. The part number is SPN5400A.
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    I can't comment on the car charger, but the wall charger from my OG would NOT charge the bionic. It just sustained charge already there. 3 hours of charging netted me about a 10% boost, after which I swapped out for the charger that came with the bionic. I had an aftermarket charger at work (for the droid1), however, and it charges the bionic just as well as the charger it came with.
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    Interesting.

    Do both the OG and new Bionic chargers have the same amperage values on them?
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    The OGD USB AC adapter is the same. Interestingly enough the Micro USB cable I use made a difference. The hardwired wall adapter is rated 0.1v less, same amperage. I had a problem with it registering charge but unplugging and plugging back in worked for me.
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    The charger/USB question answer seams to be "mileage may vary". There is another thread where people complain that their Bionic will not charge/transfer data except with the USB supplied in the box.

    My Bionic will charge/transfer data on the supplied charger/USB, my OGD chargerUSB, and my ancient LG EnV charger. It will charge in the car on my OGD charger and one I bought from Radio Shak
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    I had the car charger for my OG that Verizon gave to me when I got it. When I upgraded to the Bionic I used it and it worked for about 3 days. After that it wouldn't charge the Bionic at all, but it would still charge my OG. I had to end up going to verizon and just getting a new charger and since then it has been charging in the car with no issues.

    So if you have one of the older chargers it may work for a while.
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