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Why is charging from computer using USB slower than using an outlet?

And what is roughly the ratio of the charging speed in USB vs charger? My phone is Samsung Galaxy S, if that matters.
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Is it possible for a device to consume more power than it is wall-charging?

I have a 2012 Nexus 7 running KitKat. I have a hunch that it is not charging properly. Specifically, if the system is on and the device is plugged into the USB wall-charger, the battery indicator says ...
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2answers
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Samsung galaxy 3 says charging paused. Battery temperature too low

I plugged in my S3 when it said 1% battery life and the red charging indicator light never came on, when i checked it a few minutes later it was at 0% and powered off. Immediately after that I tried ...
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1answer
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I cannot charge my tablet

I only have a USB cable to charge my tablet and I plugged it into my laptop to charge and a little red X shows up on the battery thing. How can I charge my tablet?
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1answer
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HTC Desire C screen on while charging

My new HTC Desire C screen does not turn off while charging. It is running ICS (Android version 4.0.3, HTC Sense version 4.0). I have went into Settings > Developer Tools > Stay Awake (OFF). It ...
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Connect to USB printer and charge tablet at same time [duplicate]

To connect a USB printer to my Android tablet I'd use a cable like one of the two shown below But this means that my only USB port on the tablet is gone and the device won't charge. What's the ...
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3answers
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HTC One X won't charge

I bought a HTC one X in China, in order to send it to my girlfriend who's in UK, but she's constantly get charging problems. The problem is like this: Can't charge at all using AC adapter if the ...
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Why voice doesn't enable by itself on android smartphone when smartwatch (android wear) is charging

It's pretty required thing, because I disabled voice while clock is paired with phone, but I didn't expect that it would be the same thing while watch is charging. Is there any way to make it enabling ...
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1answer
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Where is the battery animation called when charger connected to phone (OFF)?

I have Moto E (Rooted) which turn on when connected with USB via Laptop but not when connected to Wall charger instead it shows Battery animation. I got to know that battery animation is at ...
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1answer
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Is there an efficient way to calibrate the battery than using some apps?

Is there an efficient way to calibrate the battery of my tablet in order to prove or disprove the very low battery backup than using some Apps.? The context is that my tablet is giving a very low ...
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1answer
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Is there any way to disable the “connect charger” dialog?

When I unplug my phone from the charger, it pops up a dialog that it's low on power. Is it possible to disable that? My charger isn't that good so it looks like it's going in and out the whole time. ...
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1answer
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I can't connect my Samsung Galaxy SL GT-I9003 via USB

I can't connect my Samsung Galaxy SL GT-I9003 via USB. When I try to connect via usb mode the phone doesn't respond, it only charges. I tried restarting and restoring my device, but it still won't ...
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6answers
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Does constant charging harm my Android cellphone?

I usually disconnect my cellphone from the charger some time after it's fully charged because I'm afraid the battery could lose capacity over time if I don't. However, I believe modern electronics ...
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Phone won't charge when connected to the charger or even to my PC

My phone does not charge when I connect my charger, and when I connect the phone to my PC it wont connect. However, when I restart my phone I can connect my phone to the charger. Wen I disconnect the ...
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3answers
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Samsung Galaxy S5 turns on when fully charged and never turns off

I just 'upgraded' from the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the S5. Both use similar 4.4.2 Touchwiz software, but by new one has some odd behavior. I'll explain. Notes: I set smart screen sleep (or timeout, how ...
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Increasing my phone's charging rate while tethered

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and a laptop with 2 USB 3 ports. When tethered to my laptop (to provide Internet access via GSM/HSPA data), the phone charges very slowly, especially if I am using it for ...
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2answers
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Connecting 2.1 A charger instead of 850 mA [duplicate]

I have a Sony Xperia SP model with a 2370 mAh battery. The original charger I got with it was of 850 mA. My question is can I use a charger with output of 5V-2.1A which is also from Sony? thanks and ...
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1answer
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My Samsung Galaxy Note won't charge but will turn on for 1 second

I got my Samsung Galaxy Note about 5 months ago and three months into having it I dropped it and cracked the screen. The actual touch screen works it is just the glass that is broken. About a month or ...
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MOTO E battery drops suddenly to 0%

My moto E phone is not even a month old and already i'm having a HUGE problem with it. I charge my phone to full battery, sometimes during a whole afternoon or night. Then in the morning or at 100% i ...
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2answers
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My Galaxy mini having trouble with charging

Today I noticed that my Galaxy Mini is not charging properly. In morning it was switched off even after charging for the whole night. Some weeks ago the same problem had occured, but some time after ...
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2answers
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Only charges through USB when screen is locked

I have a Moto G running 4.4.4. When it's connected to a PC, it will only charge if the screen is locked: as soon as it's unlocked it will stop charging. In this situation, even if I lock the screen ...
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2answers
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Nexus 4 wont charge or turn on; LED is blinking red

I've been charging my Nexus with the original charger for 2 hours. It still shows red LED light when I hold the power button. I've tried everything: Different USB chargers Holding the volume button ...
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0answers
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My Galaxy GRAND 2 won't charge?

I think the problem started when I plugged an unoriginal usb cable to my phone for charging. After that my phone started to go in dock mode without anything plugged in it. After 2 days this problem ...
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2answers
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Vixion IRUX Tablet battery will not charge

I bought this tablet recently in Tenerife. Can find no information about the manufacturer. Now the battery will not charge through the mains adapter. It did charge at first. However, I have found ...
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2answers
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Galaxy S3 is stuck at Samsung logo splash screen and won’t charge

A little bit of help would be highly appreciated. A few days ago, my Samsung Galaxy S3 started freezing randomly. I had to remove the battery in order to restart it. Yesterday the problem got worse: ...
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5answers
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How much power does a Galaxy Tab 10.1 charger need to supply?

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes with a special charger which (I'm assuming) provides a higher current output than the USB standard. Without it, the device can actually die, even if the USB cord is ...
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1answer
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LG Won't Charge

My LG was at 1% battery yesterday so I let it charge for an hour or so but when I came back I noticed that it wouldn't even turn on without turning right back off. It would only turn on to show a "0% ...
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1answer
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If I charge my mobile from different charger what happens? [duplicate]

My charger is lost so I am using a charger with an output of 5.5v and 0.6A. My real charger gives an output of 5V and 0.7A. Will the other charger damage my phone?
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DX752 purchased for Christmas will not charge

The iRola DX752 purchased for Christmas does not charge. It worked for a while. Does not work when plugged to an outlet either.
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2answers
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Samsung Galaxy S2 shuts off when plugged in…screen goes black then a grey empty battery appears

Samsung Galaxy S2 shuts off when plugged in...screen goes black then a grey empty battery appears for a second then disappears this "flashes" several times in about 4-5 second intervals. I can not ...
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1answer
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Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 USB Cable Problems ; Charging Problems

Galaxy Tab is an old tablet.Yesterday,I can "resurrect" it from the dead,and I buy a fake USB cable to charge and exchange data. Since I have a worser phone than the Galaxy Tab,I really want to play ...
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CyanogenMod 10.2 on Galaxy S3 charging problem

I have a Galaxy S3 with CM 10.2 build date 28-09-2013. The problem I am facing is slow charging of my mobile. It takes around 6-7 hours to charge when connected to AC power source. Before CM with S3 ...
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1answer
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Where is the battery animation called?

I have a tablet from China, it's a Q8H Allwinner. It is rooted, and I've browsed the internal storage for hours to find the battery animation, I found them at framework-res.apk... Now I want to find ...
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Automatically power on Galaxy Tab when the charger is connected

I have a Galaxy Tab 4 I changed the lpm file. Now the tab boots on charge, but in recovery mode!! Any ideas? Automatically power on Android when the charger is connected
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Galaxy Tab is not being charged through USB Cable

Currently i am using Samsung Galaxy Tab, model is GT-P1000, to test my application, so i usually attach it with PC through USB cable and it is attached for a whole day though it is showing low battery ...
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1answer
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Nexus 5 charging problem

My Nexus 5 recently has a charging problem.. If I wiggle the charger a little it sometimes give the notification that the charger is not connected and if I release the charger it says its charging, I ...
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my battery charge indicator is continually flashing on and off

My battery charge indicator (the screen info saying % full), flashes on/off/on/off, etc. sometimes. I've switched the battery to a spare to see if that helps but it didn't. When it does happen, ...
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1answer
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First battery charge on new tablet?

I got yesterday a Galaxy Tab 3 and I want to be sure what's the best way for the first battery charge. On the shop, they told just turn it on, wait for the battery to finish and then charge it to 100% ...
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Samsung S duos - showing charging symbol but percentage not increasing

I have samsung s duos. Suddently one day, when i was charging .. though the indicator shows charging, the battery level keep going down. I restarted mobile... still same issue. Then i tried with ...
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Samsung galaxy 3S, battery is good, phone won't charge or power up

I have a samsung galaxy 3S, about a week ago it rebooted itself, since then it will won't charge or turn back on, I have tested the battery to see if it was that, the battery works perfect, I have ...
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Samsung Galaxy s2 says battery is too hot when charging

My Girlfriend has a Galaxy S2, and when she plugs it into a charger (any Samsung charger) right away she gets a message that charging has stopped because the battery is too hot, then gets a symbol ...
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Samsung S3Mini - Charge/Discharge problems

I've got a strange problem on my S3Mini; two weeks ago has started to behave strangely, emitting the sound of charge/discharge while not connected to the AC adapter and setting the battery icon in the ...
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Sony Xperia Z3C conneting a charger it throws me to home screen

I have a Sony Xperia Z3C stock, I'm having a issue where I have a magnetic connector to charge my phone, it throws me out of some applications when I connect the charger (a 3D game as one example). ...
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Why can't I charge a Samsung phone?

I use a dual-port 2-amp charger with an Amazon Basics USB cable. This works perfectly fine to charge my Nexus 4 and the Nexus reports "AC" not "USB" as charging mode. From the recharge time it's also ...
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Screen Stuck saying Upgrade with a picture of PC and some korean symbols (Samsung S2 SHWM-250S)

I tried to upgrade from Gingerbread to Jellybean using Odin. First, i wanted to perform the root and then everything else. But when i put a PDA option and ran it, when wanted to go to download mode, ...
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How can I disable usb charging on Android phone (Nexus 5)

I use my Nexus 5 as development device, so I plug-in and plug-out into computer usb very often. What makes me worried is that too many this way "li-on" battery charging cycles get wasted too fast. My ...
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Very rapid oscillation between charge and discharge when nexus 4 plugged in

My Nexus 4, rooted but running stock 4.4, has developed an alarming bad habit. Sometime, not always, when I plug it in to charge it enters a very fast cycle of charging/discharging, several times a ...
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Does charging my Nexus 4 with high voltage charger can cause battery damage? [duplicate]

I'm charging my Nexus 4 with an AC wall charger with 1A voltage. I want to connect my 2.0A charger but I have been told this may cause battery problems. Is there any truth to that or is it safe to ...
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How to get rid of “Battery not charging dialog”?

I have a Sony Xperia ZR phone with Kitkat 4.4.2 and when I watch HD movies on non-MHL TV connected to the phone using a HDMI-miniUSB cable with external power source auxiliary cable, I often see a ...
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spike in battery charge

Today when I was charging my Redmi 1s mobile I restarted the mobile. Then I saw that there was a sudden increase in the charge of the battery by 80%. What could have caused this?