Charging issue
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Charging issue

by thechamp522 on Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:34 pm

Simply put the device says charging, but no battery percentage increase, help please
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Re: Charging issue

by adafruit_support_bill on Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:03 am

What device? What batteries?
Have you read through the FAQ?
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Re: Charging issue

by thechamp522 on Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:54 pm

Charging a droid 1, which is on the listed of compatible devices, 2AA duracell batteries and nithing pn the FAQ
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Re: Charging issue

by thechamp522 on Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:12 pm

Now its just turing on and off, meaning it says charging then it doesnt then it says charging again, and repeats......brand new duracells
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Re: Charging issue

by thechamp522 on Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:22 pm

Heres a pic, ik the soldering looks like banned but i assure you nothing is touching, my soldering iron isnt amazing, im borrowing it
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Re: Charging issue

by adafruit_support_bill on Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:48 pm

brand new duracells

Which Duracell? They makes several different types of AA cells. As noted in the FAQ, the current crop of phones needs cells designed for high-drain applications such as the Duracell "UltraPower".

the soldering looks like banned but i assure you nothing is touching

I don't see any shorts. But there are a lot of cold joints which could cause an intermittent connection and the symptoms you see.

Re-touch the solder on each joint. It should have a smooth shiny surface and flow onto both the pin and the pad as in the diagram below. Places where it has balled up around the pin are usually not making good contact with the pad.

If you are using a low-powered (<25W) iron, give it some time to come back up to temperature between joints.
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Re: Charging issue

by thechamp522 on Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:59 pm

Ok ill try that i just thought as log as a connection was present it would work....ill reply wether it fixed or not
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