Why does my flashlight flicker when I plug my charger in?

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New Cloud Mobile Stratus C5 Elite phone from lifeline service. Just opened, turned on and activated today. When I noticed the phone was at 4% battery I put the it on the charger. As soon as I plugged the charger into it, the phone shut off, and has not turned back on since. The flashlight on the phone flickers when the charger is connected, and the phone does not show that it is connected to the charger and actually charging.

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Welcome to Android Central! Let it charge undisturbed for about 4 hours, then try powering on again.

In general, avoid letting the battery discharge that close to zero on a regular basis. That will significantly decrease the overall lifespan of the battery.