Does the phone charge faster from a wall outlet than a USB port?
I don't know if anyone has tested this, but does the phone charge faster in a wall outlet than a USB port?
I was just charging it tonight and noticed that after an hour in the wall outlet, it's nearly full even though it was down around 16% when I started charging it. However, when I plug it into the USB to charge, it's usually a few hours at least.
So, has anyone tested the various methods (outlet vs. USB vs. car) to see which charges the fastest?
05-18-2010 12:31 AM
The outlet is definitely a lot faster in terms of charging.
When you connect your incredible to your computer via usb cable, it'll only charge using the trickle method. So your phone is only getting a percentage of charging that it would otherwise get with the outlet or car charger.
Outlet charger is much faster.
USB Ports are limited to 500mA as per the USB standard. A wall adapter can do more. Generally they are designed to deliver 1A charge current.
Yes and no. Some USB ports on some laptops and desktops are powered. If they are it should be the same. These are usually found only on high end systems and do not strictly follow the USB standard. For the most part, the wall charger is faster. What most people don't realize is that the car charger they bought from Verizon is only 500mah. Don't know why but it is the reason I always buy aftermarket.
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I noticed on the charger adapter that comes with the Incredible is says 5volt 1amp max. But on most other 3 party adapters they say something like 5-12 volt and less than one amp, ie .500mil amp or .6 mil amp and so on. My question is : do these chargers that indicate less then 1 amp charge as fast????
Also, I have a Blue Tooth (Plantronics) charger with the same micro USB (end like the Incredible uses) so if fits nicely into the phone but it is only .2 mil amps. Will any charger that uses the Micro Charger plug and is 5-12 volts hurt this phone.
Thanks for any help on this
I just bought a cradle for the incredible and plan to leave it charging all night. I seem to have read somewhere that it is ok to leave attached to charger for a few hours after a full charge is reached. I'm wondering what an extra 8 hours of connection will do to battery?
Wont hurt a thing. The battery charger is designed to stop charging when the battery is full and then maintains a very very small maintenance current. There are lots of safeguards in the charger as well to protect from overheating and such.
Originally Posted by herbmmm