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Quicker charging with asus ai charger?

1st May 2011, 07:41 PM |#1  
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So asus has this little utility that changes the usb settings and sends upto 1.2A to your iphone/ipad though a regular usb slot(works on non-asus mobo's too), problem is it doesn't work on any other device except apples.
Does anyone have an idea what exactly this utility changes in the usb settings?

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5th September 2011, 05:01 AM |#2  
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Me too using this ai charger to charge my iPod touch. If it work with android too this will be cool.
9th September 2011, 04:39 PM |#3  
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I think its implemented in the hardware.
16th September 2011, 01:31 PM |#4  
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As far as I know apple dock connector have 30pin. Will asus ai charger use the pins for firewire to provide additional power?
16th September 2011, 01:56 PM |#5  
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It says.enabled when I use with my phone?

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26th October 2011, 06:10 PM |#6  
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It uses the standard USB port so I'm hoping there is hack that will let me boost the amps to 1.0 amp in order to charge my HTC Amaze phone. I use the utility today with my iPad and it works great.
18th November 2011, 04:49 PM |#7  
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I have an ASRock motherboard and they rebranded this feature as "App charger".
This enables windows to send over 1A through the USB port and I also would like to find a trick to enable it for non apple devices.

The only way I know to charge the non apple devices faster is using a double headed USB cable that comes with some external hard drives boxes. We get 1Ah as it is getting power from two ports.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-com.../dp/B003HHK58U

Regarding the use of this feature on other motherboards, I'm not sure if it is healthy since forcing extra power to USB ports might damage something. My vintage PII laptop sometimes complained about power surges on USB bus when I connected high powered USB devices so probably wont be happy with this.
30th November 2011, 07:25 AM |#8  
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I have the AI Charger installed.

When I connect my Xperia Arc to the computer, the phone sets the current to 1050mA at first but immediately changes to 500mA.



D/kernel ( 130): [102752.317169] msm_hsusb msm_hsusb: reset

D/kernel ( 130): [102752.317352] diag_function_disable

V/kernel ( 130): [102752.317352] diag: USB disconnected

D/kernel ( 130): [102752.317901] adb_release

D/kernel ( 130): [102752.321411] adb_open

D/kernel ( 130): [102752.329925] bq24185 0-006b: Disabling charger

D/kernel ( 130): [102752.344360] msm_hsusb msm_hsusb: msm72k_udc: ONLINE -> OFFLINE

D/kernel ( 130): [102752.355224] bq24185 0-006b: Turning off charger

D/kernel ( 130): [102752.574523] msm_otg_suspend: usb in low power mode


D/kernel ( 130): [102761.481933] msm_otg_resume: usb exited from low power mode

D/kernel ( 130): [102761.504638] msm_hsusb msm_hsusb: msm72k_udc: OFFLINE -> ONLINE

D/kernel ( 130): [102761.737518] msm_hsusb msm_hsusb: suspend

D/kernel ( 130): [102761.843658] msm_hsusb msm_hsusb: reset

D/kernel ( 130): [102761.845947]

D/kernel ( 130): [102761.845977] *********** Charger Type: HOST PC

D/kernel ( 130): [102761.845977]

D/kernel ( 130): [102762.003723] msm_hsusb msm_hsusb: reset

D/kernel ( 130): [102762.003753]

D/kernel ( 130): [102762.003753] Charger Type: STD DOWNSTREAM PORT

D/kernel ( 130): [102762.008270] bq24185 0-006b: Turning on charger. USB-Host mode

D/kernel ( 130): [102762.008300] bq24185 0-006b: Set init values

D/kernel ( 130): [102762.009704] bq24185 0-006b: Disabling charger

D/kernel ( 130): [102762.012603] bq24185 0-006b: Setting charger voltage to 4200 mV

D/kernel ( 130): [102762.013427] bq24185 0-006b: Setting charger current to 1050 mA

D/kernel ( 130): [102762.013854] bq24185 0-006b: Enabling charger


D/kernel ( 130): [102762.202941] android_usb gadget: high speed config #1: android

D/Vold ( 117): USB connected

D/Vold ( 117): Share method ums now available

I/StorageNotification( 334): UMS connection changed to true (media state mounted)

D/kernel ( 130): [102762.212371] bq24185 0-006b: Setting input charger current to 500 mA
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30th December 2011, 12:34 AM |#9  
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is there a way to use AI Charger on Asus motherboards but on Galaxy Nexus?
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15th March 2012, 09:55 PM |#10  
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Any updates on this?

Would be really nice to be able to charge my Xperia S faster
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