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  1. #51  

    Default Re: Something I just discovered today about charging the note 10.1

    I noticed a red x on battery on main screen while using same power strip as normal. Plugged into house outlet directly and x went away.
  2. #52  

    Angry Re: Something I just discovered today about charging the note 10.1

    I get the same red X trying to charge from a computer or the wall plug. If the tablet is not fully powered down it charges extremely slow even plugged into the wall. Even fully powered down from 20% plugged into the wall after 12 hours charging it's only at 80%. When plugged in and being used it looses power slowly. Battery life from a full charge seemed good I watched 4 movies in a row off a full charge but recharging seems impossible it's brand new.
  3. #53  

    Default Re: Something I just discovered today about charging the note 10.1

    I bought my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 yesterday morning (Friday 8-31-13), I got it home and plugged it in with the supplied charger turned it on, did the setup and played with it half the day. It was charging fine, as soon as it hit 100% I handed it over to my wife and she watched netflix and hulu all evening. This morning she played a game on it for a few hours and all was fine. I finally got it back from her and I indicated that it needed up dates, I let it take all the updates and now after the updates it charges VERY slowly while its turned on and it also charges slow while turned off. I'm sure its due to the updates, I really like the tablet but I may return it, this issue makes me nervous.

    Glad I found this forum.
  4. #54  

    Default Re: Something I just discovered today about charging the note 10.1

    I also get the red x over the battery symbol when using pc usb, any external charger as long as the note is on. I purchased a mycharge 6800mah charger just for the purpose of charging my note on the go, instead of running around like a chicken with its head cut off looking for outlet to plug my note into! I would love to know if there are any external charger that you can use with the note while still on. So far, I haven't found any data or forum with anything to the contrary.
  5. #55  

    Default Re: Something I just discovered today about charging the note 10.1

    I have the same pronlem with my tablet GAlaxy Tab 10.N
  6. #56  

    Default Re: Something I just discovered today about charging the note 10.1

    for some reason ive noticed that if you pull out the cord alittle on the tablet the x goes away..weird...(thats plugged into the wall. i have only used the cable and unit it came with to plug into the wall and still got a red X, im running 4.1.2 stock
  7. #57  

    Default Re: Something I just discovered today about charging the note 10.1

    Quote Originally Posted by ret27m View Post
    I bought my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 yesterday morning (Friday 8-31-13), I got it home and plugged it in with the supplied charger turned it on, did the setup and played with it half the day. It was charging fine, as soon as it hit 100% I handed it over to my wife and she watched netflix and hulu all evening. This morning she played a game on it for a few hours and all was fine. I finally got it back from her and I indicated that it needed up dates, I let it take all the updates and now after the updates it charges VERY slowly while its turned on and it also charges slow while turned off. I'm sure its due to the updates, I really like the tablet but I may return it, this issue makes me nervous.

    Glad I found this forum.
    If you use the charger that came with your Note 10.1, does it still charge slowly? I think folks are a bit confused thanks to some poorly informed Samsung person. The chargers for the 10.1 are 2.0 A., or in milliamps - 2100 mA. Most usb ports whether in a power strip or else where are much lower current and will be a trickle charge which causes the red x over the battery icon. Even if I accidentally put the usb cord into my original Note's AC adapter's usb port, I get the red x because it's only 1 A. If you need extra adapters, Radio shack has some that are 2.0 or 2.1 A. Just be careful of some adapters that have two ports and say total is 2.1, each usb port is only 1.0 or so power. Or sometimes they'll say 3.0 and it means one port is 2.0 and the other is 1.0. Ports off your computer that are 2.0 usb are only 500mA, that's a quarter of what the OEM charger is. That's why it slow to charge.
  8. #58  

    Default Re: Something I just discovered today about charging the note 10.1

    The charger you use MUST be 5V / 2amps to get the lightning bolt. Anything less than 2amps and you will get the red X. I had experimented with about ten different chargers with amperage outputs from 0.5, 0.7, 1.0, 1.2, 1.5 and 2.0. The only one that worked was the one with 2.0amps. Use the wall plug you got with the Note.
  9. #59  

    Default Re: Something I just discovered today about charging the note 10.1

    Quote Originally Posted by J Teezy View Post
    Well I got my note 10.1 on Christmas and since they I have always charged it via the supplied cable and wall plug. I recently bought a 10000mah battery pack to use to charge cellphones, ipods, my note 10.1, and other devices when I'm away from a wall plug. What I found out today.

    The battery pack will not charge a galaxy note 10.1 while the tablet is on. A red x appears over the battery icon on the note when you plug it in while device is on. I turned the note off and the battery charge icon started moving so i left it plugged into the battery pack for awhile to see if it charged it all. After about 30 minutes hooked up to the battery pack while powered off the note 10.1 did indicate that it had recieved a charge (it was at 57% when i plugged it in, and 63% when i checked it later on). Another funny thing is I have a belkin surge protector that has usb plugs on it so I tested it on that. Again with note on you get a red x over the battery icon. Humbled by this I plugged my note 10.1 into the plug that came with my s3 and I get the same red x while note is on. So what is it with the actual plug piece that goes into the wall outlet for the note 10.1 that it is the only way to charge while the note is on? Same thing happens when I plug my note into my laptop get the red X over the battery icon while the note is on, but if i turn it off it charges. Has anyone else noticed this as well and has the same findings as me or is something wrong here? The only way i get a charge status on the battery icon in the notification tray while my note is powered on is if it is plugged in to the wall plug that came with it, any other charging methods I have tried require the note to be powered off.
  10. #60  

    Default Re: Something I just discovered today about charging the note 10.1

    Hey idk if u found ur answer but red x means not enough power i have a battery pack like ur 10000 mah but mi has a 1 amp and a 2.1 amp if i plug into the 1 i get red X but not on 2.1 red X means ur tab is using more power then its being provided ne questions email me mikeyd2369@gmail.com hope this helps
  11. #61  

    Default Re: Something I just discovered today about charging the note 10.1

    I WAS having the same issue, even using 2.0 Amp chargers that weren't Samsung brand. I found a very simple and cheap solution. Rather than trashing your good chargers or spending all that money on a Samsung compatible, use one of the following with a standard USB micro cable. I guess it tricks the tablet in to thinking it is plugged in to a Samsung charger, so it then doesn't slow itself down from charging.

    Galaxy Tab Adapter, Micro USB Female to 30 Pin Adapter Connector for Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 7500 7510 7300 | Meritline.com
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  12. #62  

    Default Re: Something I just discovered today about charging the note 10.1

    My Samsung Galaxy Tab (bought in Oct 2013) always allowed me to read books or play games in an app while plugged into the USB on my laptop and it would continue to charge up. In the last couple of weeks I noticed that it is no longer charging while in use when plugged into the USB. I have continued to use it for a while to see if it just kept the battery at the same level or increased a little and no, it just keeps discharging. The only thing I've done differently with the tablet in those weeks was add some other apps. It will charge overnight on the USB if I turn off the tablet completely. It charges just fine when using the wall plug too.
    MJS
  13. #63  

    Default Re: Something I just discovered today about charging the note 10.1

    I know this is old, but:

    I work in China, so this was all of 1.50! :-)

    A similar device at Amazon.

    Now any USB charger will work.

    I wouldn't use this on a computers USB port as it probably draws too much power. think it draws 2.1 amps. Perhaps somebody more technical can chime in here.
  14. #64  

    Default Re: Something I just discovered today about charging the note 10.1

    IF you charging device does not put out 2100ma (2.1 amp) at a solid 5 volts you will get red "X".... Period.... Most phone chargers and USB ports on PC or laptops are limited to what their miliamp out put is.... Recently bought a Rocketfish 2.4 amp output (2,400ma) for mobile use and all my red "X" problems went away (for auto use) .... Its very important there is enough voltage (solid 5 -5.3 volt ) and enough amperage (2.1 amp) that "note" will be satisfied when charging... Most USB ports are limited to a 200ma output (PC or laptop) so they will never sufficiently keep up the charge, they barely will maintain device in running mode and may no even produce enough power to charge unit when it is on...Some people have also complained when using USB extension cord on charging they get red "X" ... Well its the quality of the cord and wire gauge inside of cord that is problem....If its not a "heavy duty" USB cord there is sufficient voltage drop (below 5 volts) to make unit unhappy with power its getting for a good charge.... So dump the $10 chargers and throw away all the flimsy USB cables.... Good quality (expensive ) charger that meets tablets specifications is only solution.....

    To small of charging device and cables are like trying to draw a really thick milkshake through a very tiny soda straw..... Getting a bigger straw is probably the solution...

    Dale
    Last edited by Dale_M; 02-02-2014 at 10:33 AM.
    Diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
  15. #65  

    Default Re: Something I just discovered today about charging the note 10.1

    I have the same thing. I left my charger somewhere on holiday so had to buy another one and its slightly different. Ever since I have this new charger I get the red arrow and it says "discharging" in the battery info in settings. It also take forever to charge and I have to have my note switched off. Apparently you cannot buy the original chargers so have to make do with generic ones and these don't work as well. Very unsatisfactory.
  16. #66  

    Default Re: Something I just discovered today about charging the note 10.1

    There are aftermarket chargers for the note 10.1 available, and Samsung can supply an original, if expensive, one. I'm not sure where you are, but:

    USA - Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Accessories

    UK: Amazon.co.uk: samsung galaxy note 10.1 charger
  17. #67  

    Default Re: Something I just discovered today about charging the note 10.1

    I bought a "rapid charger" by belkin at Walmart that specifically says compatible with galaxy note 10.1. It does charge it when the tablet is off but I get the red x if it is on.

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  18. #68  

    Default Re: Something I just discovered today about charging the note 10.1

    I thought I couldn't charge my Note 10.1 in the car. I didn't try to turn it off and charge it. I just turned it off until I could get to a wall socket. I love my Note 10.1, but I want to use it when I travel and I get the red X when I try to charge it with the USB, that was meant for Tablets. I am glad I am not the only one.
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