Power plug question

Discussion in 'Samsung Droid Charge' started by Shurple, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Shurple

    Shurple Member

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    So far the ONLY power adapter that works with the Charge (that doesn't make the phone get to be 104 degrees+, that doesnt make the screen go haywire (press an A and an A comes out not a P) is the charger that CAME with the phone. So far the Verizon "universal" made my phone go nuts, and this retractable usb i have is great IF it is plugged into the USB wall adapter that came with the phone..... when i plug the native wire or this one into a PC, the phone temp shoots up in 10 minutes with no use. My car one doesnt charge the phone AT ALL either.

    Does anyone else have this problem? It's very annoying because i dont want to walk around with my home charger all the time.
     
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    I don't have this problem, and I've used the following chargers:
    1) HTC 1amp power adapter that came with an XV6800
    2) HTC 1amp power adapter that came with a Touch Pro2
    3) HTC 1amp power adapter that came with a Thunderbolt
    4) Griffin PowerJolt Dual 1-amp USB charger in the car
    5) Standard micro-USB cable hooked to my laptop

    I don't even think I've ever used the Samsung power adapter at all. All that being said, it sounds like you may have a defective phone. Either that, or a problem with the software since the rate of charge is controlled by the software.
     
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    not the phone.... this is my third one and it finally works. I talked to someone at the store about it and they said they've been hearing this a lot.

    the wire is not the issue, it's what the usb is being plugged into that is the issue. PC, car (car gives NO charging at all), or other adapters. So far only the Samsung square thing you put in the wall works.

    if you dont use yours can i buy it?
     
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    My vote is also for the phone being the issue.

    * I use 2 Samsung Docks, home and office that came with their own OEM charger.
    * Also use several former Blackberry chargers.
    * Use a cig. adapter on my boat and in my car with the Samsung Dock when using the GPS.
    * Also charge somtimes by my laptop with several different USB cables.

    Using the stock OS and OEM batteries.

    No issues with overheating or not charging.

    You might need to swap it for another Charge again cause it sounds like it's your phone or the software like the other poster has said.

    I have not noticed many posts about this issue on other Charge forums either.
     
  5. Shurple

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    If I have to get a FOURTH pos, Verizon will have to arrest me for assault with an electronic device as I proceed to shove it......

    I have heard of this with other droid charges. I just want another charger not another phone

    Sent from my Samsung Charge using DroidForums.
     
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    So far, the one that came with my phone and my htc incredible is the only ones that work to connect to my pc (the others will still charge on my pc but not allow me to access my sd card).

    I have my motorola car charger and it charges but acts like it's connected to my pc with options to mount my sd (go figure).

    I have a generic car charger but it charges the phone very slow (if I'm using gps or listening to music, it drains quicker than it charges).

    And then I have other chargers that fit my phone but won't charge.

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  7. Shurple

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    Exactly my issue!!!!!

    Sent from my Samsung Charge using DroidForums.
     
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    I don't think yours are the same. He never mentioned anything about overheating, only you have. Slower charging isn't unheard of, especially in generic car chargers since they can't supply as much current. It's also not unheard of to have issues with a phone not recognizing a particular charger and not charging at all; it is fairly rare though.

    However, your overheating issue is still very unique, and I still bet my money on it being your phone or software.
     
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    Actually the word "overheating" was my 2nd phone. This gets warm but I never said this one overheats.

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    Fine. However, you did mention the screen going "haywire" when it gets hot. So, that tells me:
    a) your phone is overheating
    -or-
    b) your screen, touch sensor and/or controller is defective

    Either way, you have a problem with your phone. However, rather than listening to the advice that myself and others have given you, you choose to dismiss it. Maybe you just wanted to vent, or maybe you are just stubborn. Either way, it is clear that you don't want to accept sincere advice regarding your situation. As such, I will gracefully bow out of this thread. Goodbye.
     
  11. TisMyDroid

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    Because I am having similar problems with various chargers I would also like to hear if others are having problems and I am not going to automatically run to verizon if it seems to be a common problem with the phone just to get another phone with the same problem... Especially if my phone seems to be working just fine in all other aspects.

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    TisMyDroid, your issues are very different from Shurple's issues. My response in post #10 was aimed solely at Shurple, not you. However, I do apologize for not replying to your original post in this thread since I probably could have given you the insight you were wanting. I will make an attempt to do so now.

    The issue with some cables not allowing you to access your SD card boils down to some cables being made to charge only. They don't have the wires needed for data, only for power. My guess is this is a money saving measure on the manufacturers part, as I can't think of any other reason to do so.

    The issue with slow charging with car chargers is quite common. A lot of them can't supply enough current to charge it fast, or keep up when using the phone.

    Your issue with the phone seeing the Moto charger as a USB host device isn't unheard of, but not extremely common either. It boils down to the car charger identifying itself as a USB host device. I suspect it may be for compatibility with certain devices that won't charge unless they detect they are connected to an actual USB host.

    As to the ones that won't charge your phone at all, they may simply not be able to supply enough current. I have a couple of Moto chargers from flip phones that simply can't supply the current needed to charge any smartphone. Out of curiosity, what are the output specifications on those chargers?

    In conclusion, your issues don't sound phone related. Instead, it sounds like more of an issue with the particular chargers.
     
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    I too won't just run to Verizon to replace the PHONE when it's the chargers causing the problems.... no matter how similar or different you may think they are, the PHONE is fine.... it doesn't act up unless it's on a NON Samsung that came with the phone charger.

    The fact of the matter is, you didn't ANSWER this guy either regarding the chargers because we already KNOW that the USB port in a PC is slower than the outlet, and if the voltage is not right in the adapter, the phone won't charge properly. My Charge as WELL ALWAYS offers Mass storage or Media when i plug it into ANYTHING unless it is the cable and plug that came with the phone!

    I bought a retractable charging cable and it works fine, unfortunately not in a PC (yes it charges but it doesn't charge quickly), if i plug it into my car, it has the symbol it's charging but in an hour and a half it went up 1%, and the charger in the car is a USB to car adapter that i had with my iPhone4...... The Verizon charger is the one that made it go haywire so i returned it..... It's silly to exchange a NEW replacement for a REFURB that Verizon will toss at me. Refurbs are crap.

    My phone doesn't go haywire with it's own charger.....
    Now how does that sound like a phone issue when it CLEARLY is a CHARGER issue?!

    The question is: WHAT do we DO about it? What charger actually WORKS with this phone?

    I assumed with all my posts about having 3 of these phones, I didn't deem it necessary to rehash it all over again for no reason in this post.
     
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    No android will charge quicly from a pc...why do you expect yours too?

    Im sure samsung sells a charger, buy it.
     
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    Obviously you "are so sure" but you are AGAIN-----WRONG. They don't sell the charger that came with the phone. Don't you think I looked? (by the way learn the English language.... "why do you expect yours too" should be "expect yours to".... see, "too" means ALSO. )

    Anyway thanks for stopping by and spreading your knowledge
     
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