USB Question

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  1. snowman

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    I'm new to the Droid today, and a usb question, is it the same mini usb as like on the Razor 3, it looks a little different on the wall charger that came with it,
    and I didn't want to shove a mini usb standard in there till I ask.
    thanks mch
     
  2. takeshi

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    Droid is micro USB, not mini USB.
     
  3. snowman

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    so that is why it looks like a different shape?, thanks so all my older chargers and cords won't work? like for razor
     
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    Some compelling reason why you don't want to use the charger that came with the phone? :confused:
     
  5. snowman

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    I just have a few chargers for all the vehicles that were mini-usb and thought i could use them , I'll just have to buy new Cigarette lighter chargers and such, I wish phone manufactures would just do a standard, every time I buy a phone it's off to buy all new charger cords.
    Thanks for the help I appreciate it much
     
  6. 640k

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    micro USB is now the standard. you will be seeing more and more devices with micro USB from now on.

    also, there have been reports of problems wtih aftermarket chargers, so stick to the OEM moto ones.
     
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    Agree 100%. My desk drawers (and everywhere else I stick stuff) are graveyards for all the obsolete cords, charges, etc that accumulate over time.
     
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    Micro USB IS the new standard. Like I said, all mobile phones will be moving to Micro USB.

    Universal Serial Bus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    I plugged my mytouch into my old mini usb charger. It doesn't look like it will fit, but it does, and it works. Use it in the car.
     
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    Even though the Droid uses MicroUSB, not all MicroUSB chargers work well with the Droid. For example, I used my roommate's BlueTooth charger that was also MicroUSB, and it charged ok, but after a night of charging the touchscreen would go all wonky and not respond properly to touches, or think that I'm touching in a completely different place than I actually am. A reboot would fix this, but it was quite annoying. So I'm sure to use only MicroUSB cables supplied directly by either Verizon or Motorola.
     
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    I use generic USB chargers from Monoprice with my Droid - no issues. The Droid doesn't require the data pins to be active like some phones (iPhone) for "authentication." I think your issue with the touchscreen may be a red herring for the charger.
     
  12. 640k

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    not true. lots of people have been reporting strange behavior with aftermarket chargers/solutions. funny things seem to happen with the capacitive screen that people have related to using those chargers.

    stick with the OEM chargers with this phone.