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    Default Charging/Data cable on DC input

    Is there a 2 meter Charging/Data cable that charges the Razr Maxx HD when the power source is a USB (DC) port ? I've tried to use the old USB cable that I previously had connected my HTC Tbolt to my computer's usb port and it only connects as a mass storage device and does not provide charging capabilities. The same cable works for charging when it is connected to an AC usb adapter.
    The cable provided by Motorola (SKN6430A) works with either an AC or DC power source so I believe the Cable is the problem.
    I tried the Local Verizon Wireless Corporate store and they were surprised when I showed them that none of the cables they were selling charged when the input source was DC yet charged when the input was AC!
    The Motorola site doesn't even show the SKN6430A as an available part.
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    Default Re: Charging/Data cable on DC input

    That is very odd....I use cables interchangeably with all the different phones in the house (different cables, different OEMs) I would wonder about the charging port. Didn't it come with a cable?
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    I believe that's a Motorola thing.. When I had the bionic it was the same way

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    Quote Originally Posted by gb525 View Post
    I believe that's a Motorola thing.. When I had the bionic it was the same way

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    Wow another strike against them
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    Yea I'd never own another one

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    I tried every mini usb cable I own all the way back to my Env3 (LG) cable and none of them will charge when the input is DC. What make of cable (PN if you have it) are /do you use?
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    The cable that came with my MAXX HD charges from the USB port on my computer just fine.
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    You have to use a Motorola specific cable that's all that will work

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    whoover

    "The cable that came with my MAXX HD charges from the USB port on my computer just fine"

    So does mine!!! None of the other cables I own wil charge when the cable input is DC (such as a USB computer port or when connected to a cigarette lighter adapter in the car).
    I don't want to be limited to only the cable that came in the box and if I'm right about needing a special cable you may be interested should your one and only provided cable malfunctions or gets damaged.
    Like I said even the cables being sold as replacements at the Verizon Corporate store would not charge the device on a DC input
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    Quote Originally Posted by gb525 View Post
    You have to use a Motorola specific cable that's all that will work

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    Do you know of a source for the Motorola Specific cable. My local Corporate store doesn't carry them.
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    whoover

    "The cable that came with my MAXX HD charges from the USB port on my computer just fine"

    So does mine!!! None of the other cables I own wil charge when the cable input is DC (such as a USB computer port or when connected to a cigarette lighter adapter in the car).
    I don't want to be limited to only the cable that came in the box and if I'm right about needing a special cable you may be interested should your one and only provided cable malfunctions or gets damaged.
    Like I said even the cables being sold as replacements at the Verizon Corporate store would not charge the device on a DC input
    I tried seven cables I had lying around and six worked. Most were Motorola cables from old phones, but not all. One that works is the one from my wife's Kindle. One is from a third-party auto charger.
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    I ordered one of these Charger's with USB cable as a backup for my 'spare' late last week after finding out that my older LG charger would not work on my Maxx HD.

    Amazon.com: Motorola SPN5689A OEM Dual Port Universal Wall Charger with Micro USB Data Cable for Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX XT916/XT913, Admiral/PAX XT603, Atrix 2, DROID RAZR XT912 /HD, Photon 4G, Triumph WX435, Theory WX430, Titanium i1x, i412, XPRT:

    For less than $5 (including shipping) and fast shipping (it is being delivered today) it should meet my needs as a charger for at work/travel. I already have confirmed my existing car chargers (one of which is a Motorola) do work for my Maxx HD.

    UPDATE: Happy to report what I received from the Amazon vendor was identical to the original equipment charger/USB cable provided with my Maxx HD. Part numbers all the same and even the packaging identical. The USB cable is 3 ft (1 meter) and is currently charging my phone via my work computer. All for < $5.
    Last edited by spiraleze; 11-06-2012 at 08:52 AM.
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    Default Re: Charging/Data cable on DC input

    Remember that the charger must be able to put out enough milliamps. The charger that comes with it is a 1.15 mA device with 2 USB plugs. I have a Motorola 12v charger (It lives in my car.) that is widely available it provides a .95 mA output that seems to work. The USB output built into my Scion is only .5 milliamps and will not charge this phone, it can handle my iPod though.
    I would suggest avoiding the really cheap ones and many older chargers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonthebru View Post
    Remember that the charger must be able to put out enough milliamps. The charger that comes with it is a 1.15 mA device with 2 USB plugs. I have a Motorola 12v charger (It lives in my car.) that is widely available it provides a .95 mA output that seems to work. The USB output built into my Scion is only .5 milliamps and will not charge this phone, it can handle my iPod though.
    I would suggest avoiding the really cheap ones and many older chargers.
    Small correction. Your currents are off by 1,000. It's 1.15 A (1150 mA) for the stock charger, for instance. At 5.1 volts, that's just under 6 watts.
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    yes.
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    Contacted Motorola and they must be aware of needing a specific cable because they are sending me a SKN6430A to have (for free) 8-)

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