I wish there was a Kidigi version which you don't need to put on the windscreen, but rather screw on a proclip, like the Brodit's.
I like to keep it out of sight, for robbers.
I've send Kidigi an email to ask them if their planning a version with screws, but never got an reply from them.
I'm trying to prevent my battery from overheating while the phone is docked in my car.
- Official HTC car dock (1mA charger) mounted on windshield
- 3 apps running: Copilot 9 (foreground), FlitsNav and Flitsmeister (background, both speedcam warning apps)
- Bluetooth connected (parrot 3100)
- Screen brightness on auto
- GPS on, 3g on, Wifi off
- Running IceColdJelly 0.7 (haven't changed the kernel)
During the day (especially when there is direct sunlight on the one X), the battery temp often goes above 48C and the phone stops charging to prevent damage. When I'm in a call the battery almost always overheats. At night I haven't seen any overheating yet..
What I've tried so far (it's getting better, but the battery still overheats quite often):
- limit cpu to 2 cores (CoreControl)
- SetCPU: default 51/1200, temp > 45C 51/760, temp > 46C 51/475, temp > 47C 51/340, temp > 48C 51/204 (all interactive)
- Tasker: IF battery_overheating THEN screen 20%, IF phone_offhook THEN screen 20%
Any idea's what I can do more to keep the temp down? Maybe undervoltage? Restricting cpu usage for certain apps? I don't mind if the device gets slow, just as long as the battery keeps charging.. (all those apps/connections/phonecalls drain the battery very fast)
Installing a fan or creating some cover to prevent the hit of direct sunlight are last resorts.. (I'm hoping to manage without them)
ps. My HTC Leo overheated only once or twice in two years..
Originally Posted by geenyous
I bought a cheap holder (look here), pasted it to my dashboard with outdoor double sided band (resistant up to 90°) and turned it in a way that the phone is infront of the AC vent.
I had another solution for my HD2 before, where I had it mounted to the windshield. But after reading a bit about Li-Ion batteries and their problem with heat and taking into consideration how the One X is designed with it's non removable battery, I have decided to go the way described above.
I must say I like it a lot better. The phone is not prominent at all and it gets even cooled down. Usual battery temp is between 23-25° (with Nav & music (BT) running most of the time, screen auto and BT headset connected). It get's charged a little, but it mostly just holds the charge, which is fine with me.
Please post your answer in the thread I linket to above, so we can keep this thread clean
Was doubting if the rom-thread was the best place to post the Q.. (This thread is about what dock is the best? So it might be more offtopic overhere?)
Anyway, I prefer the dock on the windshield, so I can see it without taking my eyes of the road too much.. (holding charge would be fine for me to..)
Device: HTC One X (International)
ROM: [28DEC] [AOKP] IceColdJelly421 - 1.2 - JellyBean 4.2.1_r1
Operator: Vodafone NL
I have got this, and battery overheats. When i turn on the AC, it writes that it charges (not USB charge but AC charge), but it discharges during navigation (waze or Sygic). BT is always connected. With Desire HD it was perfect. No cooling needed, no overheating and constant 100% charge. Damm new phone
hTC Desire HD, 7 PRO, Wildfire, Touch PRO & HD owner.
Running EnergyROM on Windows Phones, RCMix3d Runny with Sense 3.5 on Desire HD and stock ROM on Wildfire. HTC 7 PRO runs stock WP7.5.
Current phone - HTC ONE X
Hey, I've seen some posts about the Brodit active car mount and I have 2 brand new ones purchased from the UK authrorized distributor (www.holdersandmounts.co.uk). They are brand new, sealed and never opened because SimplyElectronics from whom I purchased my phone, stole it from in in the process of RMA request and so I never had the chance to use them.
Sorry, I'm not a reseller or something so I don't advertise any commercial services, just trying to help in case anyone is interested because you will get it cheaper than from the shop. I listed them here:
I bought my Kidigi car dock on ebay, also from a HK guy. 35,99$ shipped incl. To Europe !! KiDiGi car dock
Had to wait for 1 week, and today it arrived. Very well packed, no custom problems, everything went smooth.
The box contains everything, and it works like a charm!
Definitely recommended seller.
Phone: HTC One X Grey ROM: ARHD 17.1 Android: 4.1.1 Sense: 4+ Kernel: Stock
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