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    I was a little surprised to find my other wall chargers don't work with the MAXX HD. I guess the OEM charger has some special circuity in it.
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    I'm using the USB wall charger from my HTC, no problems or issue so far.

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    I haven't found a charger yet that doesn't work. I have a couple of old blackberry chargers that work great. I think it has to do with the output specs. The charger that comes with it says the output is 5.1v/1150 mA.

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    What problems are you having? I haven't even taken the charger that came with the phone out of the box. All Micro USB chargers should work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snareman View Post
    What problems are you having? I haven't even taken the charger that came with the phone out of the box. All Micro USB chargers should work.
    I've tried two different micro usb chargers that came with other devices. Neither worked on the HD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassplyr View Post
    I've tried two different micro usb chargers that came with other devices. Neither worked on the HD.
    Very odd. They should all work the same. You should take it back to the store and show them.
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    Is this something with Motorola chargers? I know I've seen in a manual for previous Motorola phones to only use Motorola chargers. Seems like I saw a few threads for both the Droid X and Bionic where users had issues with non-motorola chargers. Personally I have never had a problem using a charger as long as it is micro usb. I've even used blackberry chargers.
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    It's the cable. The USB spec allows for two charging modes, regular with simultaneous data transfer and high-current with data transfer blocked. Some cables meant for charging only didn't have the data connections, which prevents the charger from properly telling the phone which mode to use. This phone is stricter about the standard. Older chargers (USB 1.1) could get away with it because the mode switching came with USB 2.0. This phone finally dropped support for USB 1.1 chargers.

    If your charger has a removable cable, try the cable that came with the phone. If it works, you can upgrade the cable on Amazon for a couple of bucks.
    Amazon.com: OEM Motorola ECOMOTO Micro USB Data Cable for Motorola Droid RARZ, RAZR Maxx, Droid 3, Droid 4, Photon 4G, Droid Bionic, Atrix 4G, Atrix 2, and Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 & 10.1 - Bulk Packaging: Cell Phones & Accessories
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    It's NOT the cable. He/She might have a defective USB port on the phone. I've used every cable I have(and the MoTo cable is still in the box unused) as well as chargers from HTC, BlackBerry and ....wait for it....iPad 3. They all work for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stridr69#AC View Post
    It's NOT the cable. He/She might have a defective USB port on the phone. I've used every cable I have(and the MoTo cable is still in the box unused) as well as chargers from HTC, BlackBerry and ....wait for it....iPad 3. They all work for me.
    I have 6 chargers that work and one that doesn't. Don't put OP in a panic about a defective phone. Some old chargers and/or certain cables don't work with this phone!

    See also
    Charging/Data cable on DC input
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    I remember back in the flip phone days moto phones only worked with moto chargers. Does that still hold true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony bag o donuts View Post
    I remember back in the flip phone days moto phones only worked with moto chargers. Does that still hold true?

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    No. Any USB 2.0 compatible charger will work. That covers most that you'll see. But certain old chargers don't work. And certain cables won't charge from a PC port. See the thread I linked above.

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