Phone charging

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Viola, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Viola

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    I have a HTC Wildfire A3333 but am experiencing problems with charging it. Although I have tried different power outlets, including USB, the battery only lasts 1-2 hours. However, when I was in another city and on a ferry, the battery lasted for around 30 hours! This was using the same charger. I have come to the conclusion that the problem lies with the power in my city as this is the only variable. How can I rectify this problem?
     
  2. sirch2

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    Move to a different city?

    Seriously - is it that is doesn't charge or that it runs down quickly?
     
  3. R!f@@

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    How about de activating blue tooth, wifi and apps like tht and check.
     
  4. Georacer

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    It is also said that LiPo batteries last much less when exposed to low temperatures, around 0 oC.
     
  5. wayneh

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    It's not the only variable. Cellphone battery usage depends on screen brightness, the power being consumed by the wifi radio, the cell radio, the bluetooth radio, and then the processor usage - roughly in that order. There are apps to help you determine where the battery is going.

    I would guess you saw better usage when these other factors were working coincidentally in your favor.

    Now, if your phone is not actually charging properly, that's a different story.
     
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  6. Viola

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    I don't have wifi or Bluetooth connected on my phone, just regular calls and texts. My phone tells me battery usage is cell standby (45%), phone idle (40%), android system(10%) and display(5%), which is what it usually is even in the other city. Should I just buy a new battery or phone, or would an adaptor/transformer help it charge better?
     
  7. Viola

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    In my city, the battery lasts 1-2 hours whereas elsewhere it lasts for 30.
     
  8. Viola

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    Now, if your phone is not actually charging properly, that's a different story.[/QUOTE]

    It charges fine, just the battery dies within a couple of hours in my city. Elsewhere it lasts for over a day.
     
  9. sirch2

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    So it's not

    I wouldn't rely too much on what Android says has been consumed. If the signal is weak in your building the cellular radio will consume more power contacting the cell. It does this whether or not you make calls.
     
  10. wayneh

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    I don't think any of those will help. Talk to your carrier, and to friends with other carriers. Your phone is likely boosting cell radio power in order to find a tower. Perhaps you are "roaming". There may be settings you (or your carrier) can apply to reduce this.
     
  11. Viola

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    Thanks so much for all your help! I will speak to my server and see what's going on. Happy new year to all!
     
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