04-16-2014 08:36 AM
- I've had the HTC One for almost a year now & I love it. I've had no problems with it except that it goes through chargers like crazy. The initial HTC charger it came stopped working & now every charger I use stops working after a while. It'll charge at a slow rate & state that I need to use an HTC charger. If that is truly the case, the first one would still be working. Shouldn't any micro USB work?04-13-2014 09:37 PM
- I've had the HTC One for almost a year now & I love it. I've had no problems with it except that it goes through chargers like crazy. The initial HTC charger it came stopped working & now every charger I use stops working after a while. It'll charge at a slow rate & state that I need to use an HTC charger. If that is truly the case, the first one would still be working. Shouldn't any micro USB work?
As for going through so many cables that is probably a matter of quality. The OEM cable was a pretty well made cable, some of the ones you find aftermarket are far from the same quality. You want to be sure that you are always pulling the plug straight out and pushing it straight in. Rocking it up and down or left to right will cause the end of the cable to loosen, and it can damage the port. With the higher quality OEM cable it was probably more forgiving and could handle a bit more roughness, while the aftermarket cables tend to be made with lighter grade steel and deform more easily. There are ways to repair cables if they are just loose.04-14-2014 08:08 AM
- Well, it's possible. I, for example, end up using my kindle paperwhite charger at night when I charge my One. During the day, it's usually plugged in via USB with a different cable (that's of decent quality, maybe :P ) and other times I use an external power supply with that same cable. Some of the stuff I use can be found here:
Wall charger: (not specific to the One, since it's charging capacities are slower anyway)
Cables that I personally like:
I'm not saying that they're stellar quality - I just ended up purchasing them on account of this reason:
I use them in my car plenty and what usually happens is that the car charger or USB cable gets pulled out slightly on accident. This causes the phone to obviously not charge - and with most cables...you'd never know. The charging light on the One is so darn small so if you aren't paying attention, you don't know it's not charging. With these cables, the ends glow blue so you know it's plugged in properly. When it's charging, it glows red. Understand that once it gets to a full charge it goes blue, but sometimes it flickers back and forth from red to blue...which I couldn't care less about. I'm more interested in being able to find it, and knowing that power is being applied to my phone. I also always wrap up my cables properly so I'm not kinking them or causing strain on them, which might be a determining factor on why mine last as long as they do.04-15-2014 11:45 AM
- 04-15-2014 09:18 PM
- I don't know the specs on the HTC you are using however; not all chargers are the same. You can get USB chargers that are 2 watt (cheep ones from Wal-Mart and 7-11), 5 watt like what is supplied with many OEM products like the iPhone and my Motorola phone, and 9 watt chargers like I have for my Kindle. Chargers up to 12 or 15 watts are also available with more than one port so you can charge more than one thing at a time. The chargers that bbinder recommended are good chargers - look at them.
If you find your charger is getting warm or hot when your charging your device may be pulling more current (watts) than the charger is designed to handle. As the unit gets hotter, its ability to deliver power to the device is decreased causing a higher demand for power, causing more heat, further decreasing the chargers capability and the circle keeps going until the charger finally gives up! The better chargers will turn off when they get hot to protect the charging unit from cooking to death.
I would get a 7 to 9 watt charger (one port) or a 9 to 15 watt (2 or more ports) and a new USB cord (just in case your cord has an intermittent short that may also kill your charger) Check out Amazon, eBay or your favorite electronics/phone store. Don't let the sales man tell you "this will work" without seeing the watt rating on the package. The charger will only deliver the power the device demands, you will not hurt your device by using a 7 watt charger even if the one supplied was only a 5 watt. The charging circuit inside your device has a micro processor in it that regulates the amount of energy being delivered to the battery.
I hope this helps and good luck to you!04-16-2014 08:36 AM
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