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Is there a faster recharger avail for Optimus V?
Though I'm a new Optimus V user, I've been a smartphone user since the Treo 180 & this has been the best device I've had to date. However, as others have commented battery life can leave a bit to be desired. I've gone through the mutliple threads & have managed to get the battery life to an acceptable level (first 2-3 days I was only able to survive 4-5 hrs on a charge). I'm not holding my breath for multiple day battery life, though if you had an analog cell flipphone (e.g. Motorola DPT550) you may recall carying around multiple battery packs just to get through the day. If I can get back to recharging every few days like on my Centro, I'm more than happy.
Now I'd like to see if there's a fast charger option (haven't found 1 yet). It seems to take 3 hrs (at best) to fully charge, though I've had it go overnight & still not be full. I've downloaded Battery Doctor & it says something about fast charging without pausing, but I can't say I'm really noticing a difference.
Using a DC adapter in the car, it doesn't seem to charge that much faster. I'm used to full charge off car adapter taking approx 1 hr, so this is really a big change.
I've looked on the AndroidCentral Shop, eBay, & Amazon, what are our options for extended battery and/or rapid chargers?
- 03-18-2011, 07:32 PM #2
There are not extended batteries that fit to this point...Most people are ordering a charger and a battery(s) from Hong Kong off eBay that are very inexpensive as the best alternative at this point. There is a thread in the Optimus S accessories forum about what works.
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- 03-19-2011, 03:40 AM #7
Im using the wall charger that came with my crackberry storm. Sometimes it charges super fast others it seems to just drag out. My usb cable isnt long enough to reach my desk properly or I would use the one that cam with it.
- 03-21-2011, 01:53 PM #9
I normally use the usb cable and charge that way. Figure Im already using power for the pc might as well sap it to charge my phone.
When I got home from a 6 hour trip my phone was around 60% that was even plugged in while driving and mostly from using bluetooth to stream music.
Well after 4 hours plugged into my pc my phone had barely gained 10% charge. So I plugged it into my charger I had for my BB and within an hour it was fully charged. I left it plugged in overnight to make sure it was truly charged and not just graphically charged. SO its safe to say the wall chargers should charge the phone faster and to make sure the amperage is at the minimum of .7 and ideally 1.0. Right?
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- 03-21-2011, 06:05 PM #12
There's no such thing as a "faster charger" in a modern cell phone. What I mean is, the phone will draw the maximum current it can handle and not go any higher.
The stock wall charger is 700-750mA (can't remember exactly, don't have it with me). I'm presuming this is the maximum for the V (otherwise they would have included a different charger). I could be wrong on the maximum but the principal doesn't change (see below).
A 1 or 2 amp charger isn't necessarily going to charge the phone faster; the phone will only draw it amount it can handle.
Now, on the other hand, USB 2.0 is only 500mA and I think 1.0 is even less so charging from a computer will definitely be slower.
If you're finding that the phone really does charge faster on a higher amperage charger it may be that LG underspecced the wall charger but I'd be curious to know why.
- 03-21-2011, 06:57 PM #13
One way to speed up the charging time is to buy a smaller capacity battery.
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That would determine whether a 1A charger would be worth it to someone who often uses the phone at the same time as it is being charged.
- 03-22-2011, 01:23 AM #19
I will say this phone uses the battery a lot more than my DX did. Normally when Im going to be traveling very far I would charge the dx to full and plug it in once in the vehicle. I dont remember it using as much power as this one does. But that could be because the cell radio was constantly trying to connect on the optimus whereas the DX always had a signal.
In a couple weeks Ill be headed to STL and I should have complete coverage the entire trip. That will be a good comparison vs my old DX.