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Stock Nexus 5 Charger Current Output

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15th March 2014, 04:44 PM   |  #1  
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I wasn't sure whether to post this on the Q&A or in Accessories considering its a topic regarding the charger. If it doesn't belong here then (Mods) please move it.

Anyways, it says on the charger that it outputs 1200mAh to the phone and yet in the CurrentWidget it reads the current output in the range of 30~280mAh but not more than that, this is also backed up by the fact that its taking very long to charge the phone, upto 5hours to complete a charge to 100%. This was not an issue before as it normally use to take apprx 2hours to charge. I've tested a Samsung Galaxy S3 charger, using the Nexus stock cable, which in comparison outputted around 800~1000mAh which seems close to its specs. Any idea if its time to replace the charger or is this normal for you? I've only had the phone for about 2months now.
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I wasn't sure whether to post this on the Q&A or in Accessories considering its a topic regarding the charger. If it doesn't belong here then (Mods) please move it.

Anyways, it says on the charger that it outputs 1200mAh to the phone and yet in the CurrentWidget it reads the current output in the range of 30~280mAh but not more than that, this is also backed up by the fact that its taking very long to charge the phone, upto 5hours to complete a charge to 100%. This was not an issue before as it normally use to take apprx 2hours to charge. I've tested a Samsung Galaxy S3 charger, using the Nexus stock cable, which in comparison outputted around 800~1000mAh which seems close to its specs. Any idea if its time to replace the charger or is this normal for you? I've only had the phone for about 2months now.

Replace it, the stock gives me about 800-1000mAh as well. The Nexus 7 charger gives me the same. Don't know if it's the wire or not, but sounds like your charger is starting to crap out.
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I wasn't sure whether to post this on the Q&A or in Accessories considering its a topic regarding the charger. If it doesn't belong here then (Mods) please move it.

Anyways, it says on the charger that it outputs 1200mAh to the phone and yet in the CurrentWidget it reads the current output in the range of 30~280mAh but not more than that, this is also backed up by the fact that its taking very long to charge the phone, upto 5hours to complete a charge to 100%. This was not an issue before as it normally use to take apprx 2hours to charge. I've tested a Samsung Galaxy S3 charger, using the Nexus stock cable, which in comparison outputted around 800~1000mAh which seems close to its specs. Any idea if its time to replace the charger or is this normal for you? I've only had the phone for about 2months now.

My phone charges for about 1,5 hours. Are you charging via USB?
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My phone charges for about 1,5 hours. Are you charging via USB?

No im using the adaptor that came with the phone.





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Replace it, the stock gives me about 800-1000mAh as well. The Nexus 7 charger gives me the same. Don't know if it's the wire or not, but sounds like your charger is starting to crap out.

But that really sucks coz its not even that old. What a way for LG to cut corners with low quality charger. This never happened with me before.
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Is the phone being used at all during charging?

And was the measured output consistently that low?

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16th March 2014, 08:57 AM   |  #6  
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Is the phone being used at all during charging?

And was the measured output consistently that low?

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I used it briefly while charging with only Battery Monitor Widget open to monitor the situation. Then I put it to sleep and let it charge. The current was consistently within the low range. I've checked battery health, capacity and voltage and its in good working capacity.
Either way there's not much I can do with a charger other than to replace it. Any suggestions?
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