1. Mr MnmlEngr's Avatar
    I was wondering if others have experienced this issue.

    Over the course of 6 months, I've purchased two different Anker USB-C PD chargers for my car. They both seem to exhibit the same behavior. More often than not, the phone will intermittently charge, at roughly 1 second intervals. I've tried two different charging ports, and various cables, both in the same car. I couldn't find anything about it in charger reviews either.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Any solutions?
    05-30-2019 08:07 PM
  2. o4liberty's Avatar
    What is a PD charger ?
    05-30-2019 08:10 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    I was wondering if others have experienced this issue.

    Over the course of 6 months, I've purchased two different Anker USB-C PD chargers for my car. They both seem to exhibit the same behavior. More often than not, the phone will intermittently charge, at roughly 1 second intervals. I've tried two different charging ports, and various cables, both in the same car. I couldn't find anything about it in charger reviews either.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Any solutions?
    Does it happen with the stock pixel cable?
    05-30-2019 08:16 PM
  4. Mr MnmlEngr's Avatar
    Does it happen with the stock pixel cable?
    Yup, I've tried both an Anker and a Stock Pixel cable.

    What is a PD charger ?
    PD = Power Delivery. It's the protocol that enables Pixels to charge rapidly via USB-C.
    05-30-2019 08:36 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yup, I've tried both an Anker and a Stock Pixel cable.



    PD = Power Delivery. It's the protocol that enables Pixels to charge rapidly via USB-C.
    How about the one that plugs into the power outlet in the car ?
    05-30-2019 08:39 PM
  6. Mr MnmlEngr's Avatar
    How about the one that plugs into the power outlet in the car ?
    I don't really understand what you're asking. Did you mean the 24V outlet that looks like a "cigarette lighter?" That's the outlet I've been using. The interface is:
    24V Outlet > USB-C Car Charger > USB-C to USB-C Cable > Phone

    For the record, I have NOT seen the same issue when using home chargers. I only ever see this issue in my car.
    05-30-2019 08:44 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    I don't really understand what you're asking. Did you mean the 24V outlet that looks like a "cigarette lighter?" That's the outlet I've been using. The interface is:
    24V Outlet > USB-C Car Charger > USB-C to USB-C Cable > Phone
    Sorry couldn't find the word at the moment, USB-C car charger ?
    05-30-2019 08:45 PM
  8. Mr MnmlEngr's Avatar
    Sorry couldn't find the word at the moment, USB-C car charger ?
    That's where I'm seeing the issue.
    05-30-2019 08:51 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    That's where I'm seeing the issue.
    This is the one I used , the USBc was finicky but the other port which is USB work without issues
    USB PD Car Charger Intermittent Charging-20190530_215221.jpg
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    05-30-2019 08:53 PM
  10. JHBThree's Avatar
    I was wondering if others have experienced this issue.

    Over the course of 6 months, I've purchased two different Anker USB-C PD chargers for my car. They both seem to exhibit the same behavior. More often than not, the phone will intermittently charge, at roughly 1 second intervals. I've tried two different charging ports, and various cables, both in the same car. I couldn't find anything about it in charger reviews either.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Any solutions?
    Looking at reviews on Amazon, it seems like a common issue with Pixels. Google sells a Belkin one on the Google store, so maybe try that one?
    05-30-2019 09:01 PM
  11. NMCynthia's Avatar
    Could it possibly be your car? Can you try using your setup in someone else's car to find out??
    05-30-2019 10:44 PM
  12. Mr MnmlEngr's Avatar
    Could it possibly be your car? Can you try using your setup in someone else's car to find out??
    It's certainly possible. I'll have to try that later tonight!
    05-31-2019 08:23 AM
  13. Rukbat's Avatar
    And make sure it's pushed all the way in. It can feel as if it is, but it's barely making contact with the center pin. I've done that more than once with a fireball (rotating red light).
    06-01-2019 12:56 PM
  14. foxbat121's Avatar
    I don't really understand what you're asking. Did you mean the 24V outlet that looks like a "cigarette lighter?" That's the outlet I've been using. The interface is:
    24V Outlet > USB-C Car Charger > USB-C to USB-C Cable > Phone

    For the record, I have NOT seen the same issue when using home chargers. I only ever see this issue in my car.
    That could be your problem. Car outlets are typically 12v. If yours came with 24v, that will overload the charger

    Anyway, I have used a 3rd party 35w PD AC charger with my Pixel 3 and not problem. It can fast charge my Pixel 3 or my wife's iPhone X. So, your problem must on the charger side.
    06-01-2019 02:31 PM
  15. foxbat121's Avatar
    This is the one I used , the USBc was finicky but the other port which is USB work without issues
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    That's a useless charger, IMO, unless you like only slow charging your phone. These days, a USB-C PD charger is a must. It is the modern standard for fast charging. Pixel 3, iPhone 8 or newer, many new laptops can all charge from USB-C PD. Only USB-C port can deliver PD, not USB-A ports.
    06-01-2019 02:36 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    That's a useless charger, IMO, unless you like only slow charging your phone. These days, a USB-C PD charger is a must. It is the modern standard for fast charging. Pixel 3, iPhone 8 or newer, many new laptops can all charge from USB-C PD. Only USB-C port can deliver PD, not USB-A ports.
    Disagree with you there, fast charges all my phones and it has a slot for USB to usbc and usbc to usbc . I've had it for little over a year .
    06-01-2019 02:39 PM
  17. foxbat121's Avatar
    Pixel 3 only fast charges on USB-C PD. Nothing else. I'm not talking about other phones that may support Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0/3.0
    06-01-2019 02:44 PM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    Pixel 3 only fast charges on USB-C PD. Nothing else. I'm not talking about other phones that may support Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0/3.0
    It rapid charges my pixel 3xl and 2 xl
    If you like proof I'll be glad to make a screenshot for you later when I get home?
    06-01-2019 03:02 PM

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