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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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LG-Ally won't charge

My LG Ally is out of battery and won't charge at all. I know the outlet is working. It's charged in the past just fine.. I gave it like 30 minutes plugged in, and power wouldn't do anything. No ...
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3answers
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Are Android chargers universal in terms of power (Voltage, amperage)?

I would like to buy a car charger, wall charger and USB cables for my Samsung Intercept. However, $20 for a charger seems expensive and I want to avoid getting ripped off. The Samsung Intercept Manual ...
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2answers
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When should I start charging my Lithium battery?

The comments in this question say that I shouldn't wait until low battery charge level before I charge, because that reduces battery life (this is contrary to my understanding before that the faster ...
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2answers
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Can the Droid Eris be charged on a PowerPlate Wireless Induction Charging Base?

Can the Droid Eris be charged on a PowerPlate Wireless Induction Charging Base?
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1answer
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HTC mains-to-USB charger: use to charge other non-HTC but USB-chargeable devices?

My HTC Desire Z came with a charger that consists of a mains electric plug with a USB socket for attaching the phone to to charge via USB. Other devices such as the iPod touch can be charged via ...
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3answers
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Do I have to charge my phone before I use it the first time?

When I got my last phone, a SE k850i, I was recommended to charge it fully once before I even turned it on. Does this apply today as well, for my coming HTC Desire HD? Why was I recommended to do so ...
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3answers
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How can I tell at what rate my battery is charging?

I've been told that different charging sources charge my phone at different rates, and have been told that some car chargers act at a normal USB rate instead of a rate closer to an AC outlet. When I ...
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1answer
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charging from power outlet or computer? to save battery lifetime

I realized that charging my HTC Desire (Android 2.1) takes longer if connected to computer compare to power outlet. Does it matter which method I use to charge in terms of battery life time?
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4answers
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What causes battery to drain faster than it can charge?

I have a Moto DROID (v1). On a trip from Tyler, TX to DFW airport I had my phone in the car dock and charging. I was using Navigation for directions to the airport and also had Listen running to ...
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1answer
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How do I turn off the light that comes out of my moto droid's usb port?

When I plug my moto droid into a charger a bright white light comes from the micro usb port. It is super bright when its on my nightstand and the lights are out. It drives me nuts.
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4answers
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My Milestone doesn't always charge

I have a Milestone and sometimes when I plug my (supplied Motorola) charger in the 'charging light' on the side does not illuminate and the phone does not charge. I think that this may also happen ...
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4answers
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Will any Micro USB cable work to charge my Incredible?

The plug sure looks like any old micro USB plug. Will another cable (like the one from my digital camera) work to charge the battery, or do I need one specifically designed for my phone?
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2answers
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Nexus One overheats/restarts when connected to car dock or car charger

Whenever I connect my Nexus One to the official car dock, my phone heats up rapidly, and eventually restarts. Obviously, the phone is restarting to prevent it from damaging itself. So the question ...
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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 ...