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7th March 2012, 11:00 PM |#31  
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This one works without soldering or anything. It charges the EXTENDED batter about 1% every two minutes.



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

Anything similar to this for 2 phones? And also does this come with a cable? I'm having issues with the popular Motorola car charger cable being loose.
 
 
8th March 2012, 01:09 AM |#32  
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Anything similar to this for 2 phones? And also does this come with a cable? I'm having issues with the popular Motorola car charger cable being loose.

Nope, no cable. This thing charges quickly! Just order two more. One for the wife and one for my "Tech-Out bag". Yes, I'm a "Battery Drain Prepper".

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24th March 2012, 01:44 AM |#33  
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This one works without soldering or anything. It charges the EXTENDED batter about 1% every two minutes.



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

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I forgot to update this thread. I got the HTC CC C300 dual port charger and it does provide 1A. The model number is 99H10128-00.



If you can live with only one port, the single port HTC charger does AC charging as well. The cheapest that I've seen it is here, as a "T-Mobile myTouch" branded unit. http://www.amazon.com/HTC-T-Mobile-m...d=CYR5AB72ZMIK

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Anything similar to this for 2 phones? And also does this come with a cable? I'm having issues with the popular Motorola car charger cable being loose.

The CC C300 does 1A from both ports. It comes with one cable.
24th March 2012, 06:41 AM |#34  
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Have any of you tried using Battery Monitor Widget to actually measure your charge rates? I never have issues getting 1A charge with any charger, including the $4 Motorola car charger. Just don't use cheap Chinese junk and you shouldn't have any issues.

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24th March 2012, 01:45 PM |#35  
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Have any of you tried using Battery Monitor Widget to actually measure your charge rates?

Using what monitoring method? With the default, Auto, charging measurements seem to be close, but discharge measurements are way off. That makes me not trust either to be particularly accurate.
25th March 2012, 10:00 PM |#36  
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this thread left me with more questions

1) does it show AC/USB based on the >0.5A being provided? or based on the shorted data pins in the USB cable?

2) So, how do you guys measure charging current? i could only find remaning battery voltage on my CM7.1

extra. 3) if you were to attach a multimeter to measure real Amps being draw, how would you do it?
26th March 2012, 01:44 AM |#37  
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I downloaded battery monitor widget or something, it tells the draw and input.

No idea, but there is an app for that ^
26th March 2012, 05:18 AM |#38  
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what i'm trying to figure out now is if the phone is relying solely on the shorted USB pin 3-4 instead of acually checking amperage.

I checked those widgets, and didn't put much trust on them.

Anyone knows where in the proc filesystem i can find the input voltage? my googlefu failed.

i wasted some type probing /sys and /proc but the best i could find was in dmesg

"batt: 96%, 4162 mV, 206 mA (210 avg), 28.8 C, 1300 mAh"

which does not tell me anything about the charger

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i'm testing one board and between pin 2-3 there's 24K ohm.

does that sound right?
26th March 2012, 07:27 AM |#39  
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yeah, i have to learn a little about eletronics.

just tested several AC chargers, they all have <1 ohm. So i just went ahead and soldered my car charger's pins.

seems that to advertise ipad/iwhatever compatible the manufacturers, besides paying royalties, are forbidden to short the pins on the charger itself.
26th March 2012, 03:19 PM |#40  
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seems that to advertise ipad/iwhatever compatible the manufacturers, besides paying royalties, are forbidden to short the pins on the charger itself.

Nope. Shorting D+ and D- (actually, it's a 200 Ohm resistance in the current spec) is part of the USB charging specification. Makers of cheap chargers don't do it because they're clueless.
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Get a charge only cable, i.e. Naztech Micro USB Charging Cable. The phone will then see the charging source as an outlet and not a usb port.

Also, recommend the Miccus ChargeBlock USB Car Adapter CBCAWC-2A. Make sure you order the CBCAWC-2A as it's 2 amp model. With this charger and the above cable, or similiar cable, you can run everything simultaniously and it will fully charge up the battery.

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