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[Q] Slow charge, 5h +

10th May 2014, 12:26 PM |#1  
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Got my Z2 a few days ago. Charged it with the bundled EP880 + 3rd party magnetic cable until the led went green and thern started it for the first time.

Plugged it in for the the second charge almost two hours ago when at 10% and its now at 32%. 30mins ago Gsam Battery Monitor showed 4h untill fully charged but i just checked it now and all of a sudden it says 8h untill fully charged.

This cant be right?

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10th May 2014, 12:34 PM |#2  
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Got my Z2 a few days ago. Charged it with the bundled EP880 + 3rd party magnetic cable until the led went green and thern started it for the first time.

Plugged it in for the the second charge almost two hours ago when at 10% and its now at 32%. 30mins ago Gsam Battery Monitor showed 4h untill fully charged but i just checked it now and all of a sudden it says 8h untill fully charged.

This cant be right?

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This doesn't seem right at all. You should test it using another charger (1-2A).
10th May 2014, 12:43 PM |#3  
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This doesn't seem right at all. You should test it using another charger (1-2A).

Just uninstalled Gsam Battery Monitor and rebooted the phone while still charging. I'm gonna let it charge for a while and see if it speeds up.

I only have access to E800 (850mah) and EP750 (700mah). But is it ok to interrupt/restarting/interrupt etc. the charging? I thought that might harm the battery.

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But is it ok to interrupt/restarting/interrupt etc. the charging? I thought that might harm the battery.


No worries.
10th May 2014, 01:22 PM |#5  
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Mystery solved, case closed. Seems that the 3rd party magnetic cable was the culprit.

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Mystery solved, case closed. Seems that the 3rd party magnetic cable was the culprit.

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Glad it worked out
10th May 2014, 05:38 PM |#7  
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Yes, I never understood how the cables can make such a difference with charging speed, but they do.
I chucked out all my cheap ones for that reason.
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Yes, I never understood how the cables can make such a difference with charging speed, but they do.
I chucked out all my cheap ones for that reason.

Usually devices have modules that detect "unstable charging current". I don't know if Z2 has one, as I'm quite new to the device itself.
17th May 2014, 07:00 PM |#9  
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Mystery solved, case closed. Seems that the 3rd party magnetic cable was the culprit.

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Hmm! Mystery continues, case reopened

After waiting hours and the battery only charged to approx. 70% i changed to the stock micro-usb cable and hey presto, battery charged full. Thats why i thought i solved the mystery.

And then i got a replacement magnetic cable sent to me and the first charge with the "new" cable went normal. Then the second charge same problem as before. From 30% to 70% in 4h and this time i changed to the micro-usb but it didnt help, the slow charge continued. By this time i tried a different micro-usb cable, a different EP880 charger, numerous reboots etc. and finally i got it charging at normal speed again. Because i tried pretty much everything its hard to say what it was that did the trick

Its all really confusing, especially since i havent really read/heard about similar problems. I'm beginning to think its my phone thats faulty. Maybe the magnetic connector or the battery. But i'm not keen on waiting while its being analyzed/repaired

Anyone knows if Sony has a DOA-policy i can claim when heading down to the Telia-shop to claim a instant swap?

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Hmm! Mystery continues, case reopened

After waiting hours and the battery only charged to approx. 70% i changed to the stock micro-usb cable and hey presto, battery charged full. Thats why i thought i solved the mystery.

And then i got a replacement magnetic cable sent to me and the first charge with the "new" cable went normal. Then the second charge same problem as before. From 30% to 70% in 4h and this time i changed to the micro-usb but it didnt help, the slow charge continued. By this time i tried a different micro-usb cable, a different EP880 charger, numerous reboots etc. and finally i got it charging at normal speed again. Because i tried pretty much everything its hard to say what it was that did the trick

Its all really confusing, especially since i havent really read/heard about similar problems. I'm beginning to think its my phone thats faulty. Maybe the magnetic connector or the battery. But i'm not keen on waiting while its being analyzed/repaired

Anyone knows if Sony has a DOA-policy i can claim when heading down to the Telia-shop to claim a instant swap?

/#LOUDmouth#

... did you get anywhere with this? I've had a problem with my mag charge cables too... I've used various combinations of chargers and cables and isolated the magnetic charge cable as the problem, just wondered if LOUDmouth or anyone else has a solution or knows of a good branded cable that works? Last thing I want to do is keep opening the micro-USB port to charge it - I suspect that will lead to a watery grave for the Z2!!

Cheers, Moose
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