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30th May 2012, 08:24 PM   |  #11  
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Yes. The data pins are the two center ones I think. Should be obvious add they wont be connected to anything else in the charger. Good luck!

Just purchased a PowerJolt on Amazon and noticed there were a few user-uploaded photos showing which pins soldered together. You are correct, it's the two center pins.

Interestingly, one buyer noted that their pins were already soldered together from the factory.

Source/Photos: http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-me...x=0&isremote=0

31st May 2012, 03:53 PM   |  #12  
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Thanks guys! Really useful info! I always thought it's my Belkin chargers fault
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I think there's a bit more to it than simply shorting the data wires.

I'd try the official hox cable in the charger before messing with wires. For some reason 3rd party cables show as ac for me but the power level is severely reduced compared to the official.
9th June 2012, 09:18 AM   |  #14  
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Has anyone tried the HTC CC C100 or CC C200?

Bought the eBay car charger that was recommended earlier, but still get USB charging with it in my 05 Focus + the HTC charging cable
- Could my car the problem????

Anyway was looking at either the Griffin PowerJolt that was also recommended earlier or the official car charger
- Just want to make sure I get AC charging when using GPS!
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Has anyone tried the HTC CC C100 or CC C200?

Bought the eBay car charger that was recommended earlier, but still get USB charging with it in my 05 Focus + the HTC charging cable
- Could my car the problem????

Anyway was looking at either the Griffin PowerJolt that was also recommended earlier or the official car charger
- Just want to make sure I get AC charging when using GPS!

I've got the c200 and it works at full ac speed as long as I use an official htc cable with it.
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15th June 2012, 05:00 PM   |  #16  
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Bought CC C200 from Amazon (4.69 from 3rd party seller, but fulfilled by Amazon)

Does give AC charging =)

Need to do some more testing, as I get AC charging using the "curly" HTC cable I got with the CC C200, with one of the other USB car chargers I have + want to double check that phone doesn't drain, using GPS even with AC charging

=)
17th June 2012, 12:20 AM   |  #17  
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From the testing done so far, even with AC charging - it doesn't provide enough power to run GPS (CoPilot), without losing charge & was running Core Control - using 2 cores

Going to test another car to start ruling things out =(
17th June 2012, 11:32 AM   |  #18  
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From the testing done so far, even with AC charging - it doesn't provide enough power to run GPS (CoPilot), without losing charge & was running Core Control - using 2 cores

Going to test another car to start ruling things out =(

I use CoPilot (v8) quite a bit, mine manages to hold charge and stay topped up.
I think being in (not very sunny UK) helps as if the One X is in direct sunlight it will warm up, add charging and use and you have a recipe for heat.

Maybe try directing an AC vent on to your handset.
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18th June 2012, 06:57 PM   |  #19  
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From the testing done so far, even with AC charging - it doesn't provide enough power to run GPS (CoPilot), without losing charge & was running Core Control - using 2 cores

Install something like Battery Monitor and check how fast it is charging (when battery is < 80% full).
If it is < 500mah it's your charger.

I am using a Brodit holder and my One X charges when using Sygic, on full brightness and no tweaks.
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Battery Monitor Widget Pro installed - monitoring seems funny, as it seems to update every few minutes, rather than "real-time"

Managed to get 1 charger / cable combination to charge AC and only just provide less power than needed (i.e. battery still went down, but a lot slower than other combos)

Still testing, but appreciate all the suggestions! Thanks!

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