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Good morning,

So, my Moto X woke me up this morning by vibrating every few seconds on my nightstand. Evidently, the device was stuck in a bootloop, where it'd just get to the charging screen, and then reboot.

Turns out the outlet that the powerstrip that my phone was plugged into started "flickering" at some point last night... it'll give power for a quick second, then stop, and flip between those two states very rapidly.

Two questions... because I don't know much about batteries.
1. Do you think that caused any damage to my phone's battery? I've plugged it into a different outlet, now... and it appears to be charging fine.

2. Any idea what causes a power outlet to just start "flickering" like that? (I have verified that it's not the power strip's fault, nor the Motorola phone charger's fault).

Thanks so much.
 
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Good morning,

So, my Moto X woke me up this morning by vibrating every few seconds on my nightstand. Evidently, the device was stuck in a bootloop, where it'd just get to the charging screen, and then reboot.

Turns out the outlet that the powerstrip that my phone was plugged into started "flickering" at some point last night... it'll give power for a quick second, then stop, and flip between those two states very rapidly.

Two questions... because I don't know much about batteries.
1. Do you think that caused any damage to my phone's battery? I've plugged it into a different outlet, now... and it appears to be charging fine.

2. Any idea what causes a power outlet to just start "flickering" like that? (I have verified that it's not the power strip's fault, nor the Motorola phone charger's fault).

Thanks so much.
Is it a surge protector or just a standard power strip..2ndly how old is it? And r u using the USB charger it came with or older one?

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If it's happening in other outlets it could be an issue with the main line to the location.

If it is only happening at that one outlet, you potentially have a fire hazard. It could be a short, or it could just be that outlet doesn't allow for a plug to consistently connect. Either way, I'd recommend replacing the outlet immediately. Until that's done flip the breaker or remove the fuse associated with the outlet. While replacing an outlet is something you can do yourself, this probably isn't the place for a tutorial. If even after replacing the outlet, you still have issues, get an electrician involved.

I'd be surprised if it caused damage to your battery. These batteries have circuitry to prevent that.
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