Results 1 to 9 of 9
Discuss [Battery] Is there a difference between Dock charging or USB charging? at the Hardware - Hackint0sh.org; Im just curious seeing that I haven't plugged it into the dock once. I just ...
  1. #1
    Newbie Array

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    7
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default [Battery] Is there a difference between Dock charging or USB charging?

    Im just curious seeing that I haven't plugged it into the dock once. I just use the usb cable.

    Does it affect the battery in a bad way at all?

    Thanks



  2. #2
    Senior Professional Array FrostiPhone's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Perth, Australia
    Posts
    192
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    16

    Default

    No they both do exactly the same thing except one stands the phone up and one lays it down. Personal Preference. If you move around a lot like you go to work and want to charge your iPhone then its handy to just take the cable and not the whole dock etc etc.
    The Guy Above Me is Touching My Special Place!

  3. #3
    Board Hero Array

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,044
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    74

    Default

    Don't leave it in the dock when the computer is off; it will drain the battery. That's one risk of the dock, I guess (it looks like it's standing there so comfortably, but the battery is being ruined...)
    iPhone 3GS / 3.1.2 JB (PwnageTool) / 04.26.08 carrier-locked, Carrier Logo Fixer / Cydia / 1000 posts on Hackint0sh

    Installing Cydia programs on a phone that has no internet connection: read this.

    Editing binary .plist, .strings, .nib and .xib files:
    * on your computer: Windows tool / conversion website.
    * on your iPhone: convert those files in a terminal with plutil (installed with Erica Utilities) or edit them with iFile (Cydia links).

  4. #4
    Senior Professional Array FrostiPhone's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Perth, Australia
    Posts
    192
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    16

    Default

    Good tip mate +1 Rep
    The Guy Above Me is Touching My Special Place!

  5. #5
    Senior Professional Array

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Sydney - Australia
    Posts
    125
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    13

    Default

    also, is there any difference between charging the iPod using the AC adaptor and the USB port on the computer? It looks like it takes much longer with the computer, my battery is fully charged within 2 - 3 hours using the wall outlet while it would take around 4+ hours with the computer..
    iPhone week 46 FW 1.1.2 BL 4.6 unlocked with GUNLOCK => TurboSim is now in the trash
    Carrier Optus Australia, everything just works!


  6. #6
    Board Hero Array

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,044
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    74

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by duyvan82 View Post
    also, is there any difference between charging the iPod using the AC adaptor and the USB port on the computer? It looks like it takes much longer with the computer, my battery is fully charged within 2 - 3 hours using the wall outlet while it would take around 4+ hours with the computer..
    Often a computer USB port doesn't give the full 5V. There are even differences between different ports on the same computer. Laptops often have one or two ports with significantly lower voltage.
    iPhone 3GS / 3.1.2 JB (PwnageTool) / 04.26.08 carrier-locked, Carrier Logo Fixer / Cydia / 1000 posts on Hackint0sh

    Installing Cydia programs on a phone that has no internet connection: read this.

    Editing binary .plist, .strings, .nib and .xib files:
    * on your computer: Windows tool / conversion website.
    * on your iPhone: convert those files in a terminal with plutil (installed with Erica Utilities) or edit them with iFile (Cydia links).

  7. #7
    Advanced Array

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    40
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    It's not voltage, but current. The AC adapter will supply 5V at 1000mA while USB ports are limited to 5V at 500mA, half the current.

  8. #8
    Senior Professional Array FrostiPhone's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Perth, Australia
    Posts
    192
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    16

    Default

    hmmm thats weird. I have never used the outlet because I am in Australia and I cant be bothered to buy an adaptor but I use the USB and my battery lasts forever
    The Guy Above Me is Touching My Special Place!

  9. #9
    Advanced Array

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    40
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Battery life isn't affected by charging current, only the time to charge to full capacity.
    It will take less time to charge if you use the 1A AC adapter over the 500mA USB port.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-17-2009, 11:18 AM
  2. Battery still in use while charging?
    By gemini6 in forum iPhone 3G
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-06-2008, 06:33 AM
  3. [Battery] Charging on a PC ?
    By madcow in forum Hardware
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-23-2008, 08:57 AM
  4. [Battery] Charging on a PC ?
    By madcow in forum General
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-23-2008, 08:07 AM
  5. Battery Charging
    By nutsngum in forum General
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-15-2007, 01:53 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
(c) 2006-2012 Hackint0sh.org
All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:47 AM.
twitter, follow us!