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[PROBLEM] Extremely slow charging.

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17th March 2014, 11:50 PM   |  #1  
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Hello.
I dont know why but the last 3 days my phone charges extremely slow.
I dont know if its the hardware of the software.
I did not make a major change in the phone or something.I dont know why it charges so slow.
Charging rate is : 1% in 4 and a half minutes....
I cant figure out why.
I was in a trip and i got the charger with me (The output was rated 220 volts so no problem with the charger)
BUT the cable may be damaged.
Softwarewise i have no idea what i did to affect the charging .

It may be a bug or a calibration issue.Because sometimes for example it climbs from 29 or 28 % to 30


Please tell me what you think thank you.
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18th March 2014, 02:49 AM   |  #2  
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try experimenting with different cables and adapters to determine of the problem is the phone or the charger
18th March 2014, 01:56 PM   |  #3  
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try experimenting with different cables and adapters to determine of the problem is the phone or the charger

I only have one cable now i ordered another one but ill try to fix one broken i have (the micro usb header is missing)
18th March 2014, 06:00 PM   |  #4  
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I only have one cable now i ordered another one but ill try to fix one broken i have (the micro usb header is missing)

Definitely the USB cable. Mine even stopped charging anything (phone, bluetooth speaker etc).Any cable other than Sony's works perfectly :P
19th March 2014, 01:04 AM   |  #5  
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Definitely the USB cable. Mine even stopped charging anything (phone, bluetooth speaker etc).Any cable other than Sony's works perfectly :P

I know but Sony's is designed thick so it handles the 850mah that's a pretty big load and when i used another cheapo cable out of ebay it charged bery slow.(I ordered the same cheapo because it broke and it was pretty nice to have a 2m cable)
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If there is a lesson to be learnt: other than casing or screen protectors (non-electronics components of the device), I don't buy [cheap] electronics stuff off ebay - one usually gets what one pays for.

I got a 3-pin plug with USB connector labelled at 5V to charge my radio (good thing I did not use it for a device) a few months ago off ebay - my radio was fried
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If there is a lesson to be learnt: other than casing or screen protectors (non-electronics components of the device), I don't buy [cheap] electronics stuff off ebay - one usually gets what one pays for.

I got a 3-pin plug with USB connector labelled at 5V to charge my radio (good thing I did not use it for a device) a few months ago off ebay - my radio was fried

Are you sure that the USB connector is to fault ?
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Are you sure that the USB connector is to fault ?

Not the cable but the 3 pin plugs which connects (USB) to micro-usb on the radio. The cable is the same one which I charge by plugging into the computer.
Same principle as our phone - charge by plugging into the computer or use the same cable connected to a 2 or 3 pins which is then plug into AC.

These pin plugs needs to charge at 5V (as computer). The one I bought was advertised as 5V but obviously it was not.

I then bought another radio and found an old phone AC charger - works faultlessly.
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Not the cable but the 3 pin plugs which connects (USB) to micro-usb on the radio. The cable is the same one which I charge by plugging into the computer.
Same principle as our phone - charge by plugging into the computer or use the same cable connected to a 2 or 3 pins which is then plug into AC.

These pin plugs needs to charge at 5V (as computer). The one I bought was advertised as 5V but obviously it was not.

I then bought another radio and found an old phone AC charger - works faultlessly.

The cable has nothing to do with the voltage :/ the transformer outputs the voltage and current needed to charge the device so you might your radio fried by a crappy transformer.
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The cable has nothing to do with the voltage :/ the transformer outputs the voltage and current needed to charge the device so you might your radio fried by a crappy transformer.

think you misunderstood - NOT the cable. It's the 3 pin plug:


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