Aftermarket chargers and Droid Lag
So I bought a car charger, ac charger, and usb cable set from eforcity to use for my Incredible. Arrived today, tested out the wall charger and it seems like it's charging just fine but I realize my incredible was lagging like CRAZY while it was plugged in. After some internet research, it's some known issue with certain aftermarket/3rd party chargers. My question is, is it still safe for me to use even with such an issue? I mean it's a hassle because I wouldn't be able to use the phone when it's being charged on this charger, but if it can at least charge fine, then I'm okay with using it.
Anyone else have experience with this?
- 09-02-2010, 03:28 PM #2
well if this issue was more widespread I think I would have definitely been aware about it before I bought these aftermarket accessories, but it looks like they exist:
Droid lags and some apps wont run when charging - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum
When charging, a ghost takes over my phone - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum
Droid's Touch Screen "Tweeks out" when plugged in to charger - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum
it's definitely the charger though, because as soon as I unplug it, lag is gone like a fart in the wind
- 09-02-2010, 06:19 PM #6
- 09-02-2010, 11:15 PM #8
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I use Env2 chargers with no issues, aftermarket el-cleapo car chargers off ebay too. I just got one of those car things that expands to two ports with a USB in a pinch: It works, but man does it get hot. To the point where it smells and you can hardly touch it. Finally unplugged it...
- 09-02-2010, 11:40 PM #9
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I have been using usb cables I bought on monoprice.com for a previous phone I owned. The cables were only $1.20 each, so I bought 5. Also had purchased usb wall chargers for about the same price. They all work great.
Is it smells, don't use it.
From previous phones i have owned, if the phone freaks out while charging the phone will eventually have issues. I think you may have a pin out of alignment in the usb cable.
- 09-02-2010, 11:50 PM #10
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I use a motorola droid charger on my Dinc and no problems. But I don't charge the battery in my phone anymore. I use an external charger and charge the battery outside the phone while another one is in.
I'd stick with the better names in chargers. Can find motorola ones really cheap and blackberry tour chargers also work for it.