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Ampere is pretty amazing to check how much power that specific cable and charger is sending your phone. Found a few of the cables I had were faulty and gave less than 200 mA while my stock one is 1050 mA. Definitely something to have and keep on your phone. It is free with an IAP of $1.13 to remove and add a few features.
Step 1: Install Ampere for android. It will tell you the actual charging current, if your phone charging circuit can provide this information.
Step 2: If the battery temperature is over 40 °C, charging stops. Ampere will show you this. If it's the case for you, find a way to keep the phone cool.
Step 3: Replace the USB cable if charging a cold phone with the original charger and low display brightness doesn't give you a decent charging current (1000-ish mA). Micro-USB plugs (male end on the cable) wear out quickly, so I have found, especially if you're routinely handling the phone with the USB cable plugged in (it usually lasts a couple of months for me.) Unfortunately, most aftermarket cables are crap, so I have found. In the Netherlands, the 100 cm micro-USB cables from HEMA are decent.
I recently switched to Anker cables because of this.
If you don't have a usb power meter you can use an app on android called Ampere to measure charging current. Really useful.
Surtout, surtout, vérifie que ton câble est de bonne qualité. Cela peut faire une différence jusqu'à une charge 10 fois plus rapide.
Je te conseille d'installer Ampère pour tester ton câble. Tu dois avoir environ 1000mA (1 ampère) si ton câble est de bonne qualité.
Moi j'ai un câble qui charge seulement à 100mA, autant dire qu'il se décharge plus que ne charge, et un autre câble qui délivre du 1000mA.
Selon moi, c'est impossible que l'antivirus/le root/nettoyage de cache change significativement quelque chose.
I also have this problem since a few weeks. If you play a game, it discharges faster than it charges again. Even if it's plugged in and I'm playing some 3D game, it just stays at the same percentage.
According to Ampère the phone pulls only 250 mA with the standard 1A charger, but about 650 mA with the 1.5A charger that came with my bluetooth speakers.
Can you settle some debate for us? Can you measure (using something like this) what the phone draws when using different charging combinations?
Specifically, we're trying to figure out of it's possible to draw 3A using the USB Type A -> Type C cable on a variety of Type-A chargers.
For the record, I'm of the opinion that you'll only get 3A/5V (15W) from a Type-C charger like what comes with the device, but there's confusion because Google's description for their Type-A to Type-C cable claims it can do 3A/5V - but no Type-A charger I've seen supports this configuration.
Last time I had a similar issue to this, it was my charging cable. Try different cables and AC adapters?
Consider using something like Ampere to get an idea of your charging current.
Have you checked if it charges with the same amperage? In another thread they took an usb-c extension and while the phone said dash charging (3500mA) it charged with a lower current (50-25% lower).
You can use the App Ampere to check it.
Highly recommend Ampere to see what current your phone is pulling. It's highly dependent on the quality of cable you use, interestingly.
It only does 2 things. Tells you your charging , and discharging rate unless you want to pay for the pro version. You see which chargers work best for your phone in real time, and then keep an eye on how much you're consuming. On average, I stay around -800mA to -1A, but apps like Snapchat or other power hogs have gotten me up to -2.2 A. You become more aware of how much energy you're using.
Edit: Forgot to add, idling, my Samsung Note 4 hovers between -70mA and -100mA. Just to give you some reference if you download it. You can catch the number when you turn your screen on before the refresh.
Sorry to say, it's definitely a fake. The dead giveaway here is that so many certification numbers on your charger are filled with Xs, rather than being real certification numbers. UL Listings/Certifications in particular require numbers for verification, so the fact that your charger has none screams knock-off.
For example, yours shows the I.T.E. Power Supply as being XXXX, while the OEM charger in the video shows it was being 8D66.
On the bright side, it's a good thing you asked about this. You easily could have damaged/fried your device, depending on just how bad of a knock-off it is. You can use Ampere to check the specs.
Tip: For those who want to compare the update, just use the app Ampere to see how much energy and voltages are passing thru the cable.
Normally with USB-C to USB-C cables I got something like 4.1v and 2.5k mA. With normal cables I got 3.9v and 1.4k mA.
Edit: I'm with 8.0
I use the Ampere app ([link]).
Also, while a cable may technically allow for QC, it may be under-engineered. I've never had issues, and a lot of safeguards would have to fail, but I figure it's worth mentioning that the really sketchy stuff can be dangerous.
Yes! It is called Ampere and is extremely useful.
When i tried it for the 1st time I got to the conclusion that my stock charger cable was able to deliver ~450mA while the cable from my powerbank went as high as 1100mA. Huge difference :)
The results of an experiment i did a while ago revealed that:
I've tested on various sources (wall charger, powerbank and computer usb ports) and my conclusion is that the USB cables used have a significant impact.
Your problem may be related to the USB cables being used or even the battery that may be faulty. Try with other cables/batteries in order to isolate the problem and good luck :)
There will be. That's because on an average computer USB 1-2.0 ports are rated at 500mA and USB 3.0 ports are rated at 900mA. That's why you were getting a faster charge because the tablet was receiving +/- 400mA more than it was on previous charges with the 2.0 USB port.
Use the app Ampere, like /u/PCLOAD_LETTER mentioned. It's free and will tell you how much output your charging ports are giving your devices. I know on my computer with it's USB 2.0 ports I get about 450mA of output, while the Nexus' wall adapter will give me a little over 1amp of charging output.
Also the cables you use can make a difference in how much power the device receives. Some have higher output ratings than others and you could be limiting how much power your device has to charge without even knowing it. I learned that fact after using USB extension cables to charge my phone for over a year without ever realizing that it was reducing my charge rate by over 300mA. I still use them overnight since a slower rate isn't a bad thing for the battery, but when in a hurry I grab a single cable and a 2 amp charger.
Power Delivery is always being used. The spec allows for lower and higher rates. Android will let you know if the rate is "slowly" or "rapidly" charging in the lock screen, or will just day "charging" if the phone hasn't negotiated with the power supply yet.
You can also use Ampere to monitor your charge rates. I only use the stock charger so I haven't had a reason to use it on my PH-1, but I can vouch for it from extensive experience with my microUSB phones.
I'd recommend you open the app while using the stock charger and let it sit in the foreground for a minute to settle. Take note of the voltage and current. You can compare those values to other cables/charger you come across. Note that your phone will charge the fastest when it's low battery and will charge slowly when it's nearly full. Don't be fooled into thinking a cable or charger are slow just because you're at 95% battery and your reference rate was taken when your phone was nearly dead.
This app is not even near to similar as ampere. only the colour combination looks similar in the main page.
Guess we are talking about this ampere [link]
it is just one more type of RAM cleaner app
Haven't used Pure Nexus ROM.. but it's possible they screwed up the label for charging and it's actually charging rapidly? Maybe download Ampere and verify the charging voltage: [link]
It should take about 1.5 - 2 hours to get to a full charge... so 2.5 hours isn't really that far off... are you getting decent battery life? It's possible an app is draining the battery while charging it, which is causing the charge time to increase.
The only other thing I can recommend is to flash a factory image and try it again. If it works, you can eliminate any hardware / charger issues.
good to know and that's a steal, but for now i'm trying out an android app called Ampere that claims to show that.
i'm also leaning more towards something to measure the input voltage, as i may be adding batteries to the circuit at u/phineas1134's suggestion and don't want to feed it too much.
I noticed a similar issue with my replacement phone from Motorola, which switched me from 5.0.1 to 5.1.1. I didn't notice it though until after I sent my original in so I can't get much of a comparison.
Now, if it's an individual cable or charger that's giving you problems, Ampere ([link]) might help (I'm not affiliated with the app in any way). It let me know that the cable I was using to charge my phone in my car was failing, and not the adapter or car itself.
Hey, I'd recommend ampere, or a similar app. That app will tell you how fast your phone discharges, and how efficient charging is. My S5 charges at between 1200-1800 /hr. I can't say for sure, but my wife's g3 seems like it charges about as fast or even faster. So I'd say if you see a number >1200 you likely need a new cord or wall wart. You are charging it from the wall right? Not a laptop or wii or something?
Anyway, here's a link to that app. [link]
In addition to what it says on the charger, there is also an app called Ampere that you can use while your phone is charging and it will show you about how much current the phone is getting. It's also handy for checking usb cables if you are curious as to whether or not they can handle higher amp charging or if they are even providing you with the rate you expect to get from the charger. Using the app, I found out a brand new 2 amp rated cable of mine was only giving me 300mA.
Yes, a USB-C lead should charge the switch. Though just a heads up, unless you have a cable that supports a minimum of 1000 Ampere hours the charging will take a long time. Some cables that come with smartphones (for example) only have around 100 Ampere hours. So to test your cable, connect it to a power socket, connect it to your phone, then download and run an app such as Ampere.
Use this to test your cable and wall socket while the phone is on.
- Ampere – Android Apps on Google Play - [link]
Do not worry about the paid options.
Then time your phone charge time while the device is off.
If your phone charges faster (like a lot faster) while off then you might have processes sapping your battery while charging or just normally.
Ampere only shows you the current charge to the battery. This means that anything being used by the device will lower the number. So that number will not be an exact representation of the cable and wall socket.
Hope that helps.
Screen off? Mine loses battery if the screen is on while plugged in. This phone really needs 2A+ for charging to be useful, especially when the screen is on.
Try Ampere to measure and check the phone is actually drawing current when the charger is in.
I got way into this app a while back. It shows exactly how much current is coming into your phone on charge, and you can see pretty big differences between cables. And of course different USB chargers are wildly different due to different charging specs, etc. But I was surprised that cables matter too. I threw out a few crappy ones.
The original charger should be fine, but cables aren't all created equal. I use Ampere to compare the charging rate with various cables... Don't put too much stock in the absolute values displayed, just use it to compare. :)
I just checked my N7 now and it didn't indicate more than 740 mA with either the original cable or my phone cable. I tried both my Anker 5-port charger that I usually use, as well as the original N7 charger, no difference. My cables are both two years old though, so they could be flaking.
Qualcomm quick charge is a proprietary thing, not the USB-C rated fast charging - not a surprise that that didn't work. The other ports were likely not saying "rapidly charging", but were probably pushing a faster charge than a "standard" USB port.
If you pick up Ampere you can monitor it precisely - e.g. the Qualcomm port from my Nexus 6 charger is pushing around 1900 mA, which charges noticeably faster than the 700-1000 mA that my normal car charger pushes.
Here's my thread on WiFi battery drain.. you might be able to find some help in here. I just made some changes to the phone yesterday so I haven't seen results just yet.
Also on charging issues, I'd double check the MaH on the charger... I have so many laying around the house that work, sure, but are lower power and therefore charge slower, ya know.
Maybe this app would be worth checking out to measure that kind of thing
Try a different micro USB cable.
Install Ampere on your tablet, check to see at what rate it charges with different cables. Use the one that works best. I reccomend PortaPow 20AWG wire CHARGE ONLY cable.
Just use a normal car 12v input to 5v 2.4a output charger. Whats the point of using an inverter? I personally use Anker chargers, they are quality.
If after that and the tablet does still indeed draw more power then the tablet's charging circuitry can handle, which i doubt, buy a external Bluetooth GPS receiver. That will offload some power usage and they are more accurate, and can be placed somewhere remotely to get a better signal.
I'm not sure what you're asking here, are you asking how long it takes to charge or what amperage people are getting? There's no way you're pulling 8amps through Qi or wired charging.
You also don't need to use the hidden menu to do things like this. Just use Ampere.
First troubleshooting step is to use Ampere from Google Play Store to check the amount of power your phone is receiving. Download the app, plug in your charger and check the output. The output should be above 1500 mA if it's 'Rapid Charging', between 1000-1500 mA if 'Charging' and below 1000 mA if 'Charing Slowly'.
Have you tried fast wireless charging? I have the Anker pad and charging is fast - I never bother to plug the phone into a charger even if I need a quick top up. Andoid Central said:
"On a Fast Wireless charger, our Galaxy S7 charged from 9% to 100% in just over two hours, cutting the total charge time in half. A quick look at power input through Ampere confirmed that Fast Wireless Charging was delivering almost exactly twice the amount of energy to the phone. This isn't quite as fast as a rapid charger, which will take this same Galaxy S7 from 9% to 100% in 90 minutes, but it's still pretty great when compared to the alternative."
Well, you could use Ampere and measure the charging current, I suppose anything above 2A would mean super charging.
Apps like Ampere or Aida64 can give you some info.
First thing I would recommend is to install Ampere (the free version does the job fine).
This gives you better data about how much power is coming in through the charger. Then try a few chargers and cables whilst keeping an eye on the avg/peak charging rates and see what you are getting.
I'll quickly go check what I can get and will edit in the answers (also running OPX with Lineage.)
Edit: The results are in. I had two chargers to hand, one OEM and one aftermarket. Neither cable was OEM I'm afraid though, that one broke for me a while back.
So obviously in this case the second cable is pretty bad, but both chargers were achieving a reasonable charge rate with a good cable. This is also comparable with the OPX charge rates on OOS, so it's not specifically a Lineage bug as far as I can see.
Maybe the charger is faulty after the power went down, it happened once to me.
Try another charger and this app to check the current.
Here's how to check: download Ampere from the Google Play store and let it run. Now typically your phone will use around 300mA if the screen is on and the phone is basically at idle. So if they are charging at 1.8A, you should see a reading of about 1500mA or slightly more (up to 1800mA max but realistically up to 1650mA or so).
The power going into the phone won't change if you power it off. The only difference is that it'll use less power. A quick test with Ampere shows a net power gain (I'm very good at technical terms) of 2710 mA when charging using the included charger and cable with the screen on minimal brightness and while using wifi.
If the actual input when the phone is 3000 mA (I don't know and can't test it with my tools), that would mean charging with it turned off will only improve the speed by about 10%
It's probably just the charging algorithm, designed to prevent overcharging and to extend the battery life. Your phone probably does reach 100%, but once it gets there it might stop charging. It'll probably wait for the the battery level to fall down to 90% before it starts to charge again. Most phones switch to trickle charging once it reaches 90% so the last 10% charging is pretty slow. Another possibility is that Wileyfox could have tweaked the algorithm in the OS so that the charge doesn't go past 90% when it's charging overnight.
You can confirm what exactly your phone is doing, by using a charge monitoring app like Ampere or Battery Widget Reborn, once your phone goes past 90%. Then check again once it reaches 100% and see if it's actually charging or not. Do this once during the daytime and once in middle of the night, to see if the charging behavior changes.
Also pay attention to the USB cable! I use the original shield charger and ampere app to monitor the charging rate. Same charger with different cables will reduce the output to as low as a THIRD of the standard rate. Install ampere for free and check your cables! They might be a bottleneck.
Can you still transfer data through the USB port? The port may be damaged in the inside. You can also try to measure the charger (which, if show a anomalously low rate, could be from the port damage).
Any kind of air movement would help, yes.
Usually, phones don't get hot enough to worry while charging unless they are also doing stuff or the ambient air temperature is high.
As part of the protection systems in phones, they also cut the power if the internal temperature rises too much for safe charging. If the temperature continues to rise, most phones have a built-in shutoff to completely power down the device.
If you know the ambient air temperature is going to be pretty high and you don't have to charge the device quickly, you can temporarily disable fast charging.
If you touch the back of the phone (if it's glass or metal, but plastic is usually fine too) and it's almost too hot to touch, then it's best to power down the device and let it cool.
The #1 way to kill a battery quickly is charging while too hot.
I recommend the Ampere app for android if you want to keep an eye on battery temperature and health.
I am assuming you are using the official charging cable and wall charger? If so, have you checked to make sure that the cable is fine with either no cuts, terrible bends, the connection port itself or anything else?
If that all checks out fine, you could check and see if there might be something wrong with the USB port on your phone by using another cable.
You can also use this app called Ampere to check the charge rate of the cable plugged in.
I used to use Galaxy Charging Current, but I found an app called Ampere the other day, that does the same thing, but looks much nicer and displays some other useful stats too.
I'd suggest trying an app like Ampere to see what current is flowing to your phone with the turbo charger vs your standard charger.
Keep in mind that it could also be the cable you're using with the charger.
You can use Ampere to test out how much power is being transferred from your charger. On CM12 with the stock adapter and cable my G2 gets 1610 ma whereas my Nexus 9 using a higher output charger gets around 1020 ma from the adapter.
How are you charing? With the shipped Fast Charger (AC) or through USB from a PC/Laptop port?
Also highly depends what is currently running on your device, if you set your display brightness to max and play games then even with the 2A fast charger you will only get maybe 1/4th out of it, maybe less...
There are apps to see how fast you charge, like Ampere, consider that it shows the current charge - what your device consumes...
So if i put it charging through a normal USB port (normally about 500mA) it will show around 200mA
Depending on the charger I use, anywhere from 500mA to 1500mA. Check it with Ampere. Linkme: Ampere.
It shouldn't take more than an hour or two.
Edit: Linkme didn't work because of a type, and I'm not sure it'll pick up my edit, so here: [link]
There's an app called Ampere that says it measures the voltage and current coming in, I don't know how accurate it really is, but it might be worth a try.
Install Ampere from the play store - [link]
This will at least give you some insight into what's going on. It should tell you whether the phone is recognising a charge via AC or USB, and the input its drawing from the charger.
It's convenient. I have a Qi Wireless charger at work and it gives me around 750-850mA. I don't have to plug it out every time I get a notification. I just it up, do what I have to, and put it back. Make sure to check the amperage on the charger as low quality charger would have less output. I use Ampere to check the amperage reading.
I had the same issue with a couple of one's I bought from ebay. The connection and metal quality is just not wide enough for many electrons to pass into the handset. You can immediately rule out the plug or cable using Ampere [link] which will give you the real time current going into your battery (1.5a genuine plug over USB is as high as 1200mA while the fake magnetic ones will go no higher than 300)
The charging cord matters, until recently I thought they could all work but after having a long charging issue with my Nexus 9, I downloaded Ampere and saw the amperage on the cable I was using was limited to 500mA.
I used heavier cable and my issue went away.
Edit: added a link
Download Ampere and see what its charging at. Youll probably have to activate the "old measurement method" to get it to read.
not true - cable length, gauge, and shielding (i think?) can affect it as well.
Get Ampere off the play store and you'll rapidly see that one cable is not like another.
I would simply suggest using Ampere to see what the different charge rates are between your LG charger and your new one.
Just a thought :)
Are you using the original charger, right?
The G4 charges very slowly when the screen is on, and depending on what it's running, it may not charge at all, just slow down its discharging. Use this app to see how much power the phone is using and how much power your charger is providing.
Get Ampere, it will tell you exactly how slow it is charging.
It might be just a case of a loose connector on the back. If you can just squeeze the back, that might help. If there is a hardware problem, you might have to replace the back altogether, which is fairly simple and cheap.
Your phone has a SoC, which is capable of dynamically controlling volatge input. Once your phone detects the battery is nearing full, it will slow the intake down. Once your battery reaches 100%, it will begin sipping power to maintain the charge without overcharging. Your phone probably won't explode anytime soon, but I would still be wary using a tablet charger on a phone all the time.
That being said, you should only use OEM chargers on the device. Using a more powerful charger could damage the device. Try downloading Ampere. The app description has some great technical info and guides on batteries.
With Ampere you can "Measure the charging and discharging current of your battery". Maybe this helps you when trying different chargers for testing...
Install the app Ampere. It shows you exactly what you need to know about your battery. Check the battery health, connect your charger and check how many amps your tablet is getting from the charger.
Have you tried other chargers? Can you confirm the charger you are using works on, for example, your phone?
It's a non-issue rather than a known issue.
Likely an algorithmic error in the battery stats. Use an app like Ampere to compare the charging rates of your phone's. I find that the current it draws is thermally-throttled drastically above 37ºC.
My suggestion would be to download the Ampere app and check the power output of the cable - it's possible there is a cable defect? That's my only guess.
Assuming you're using the original charger (unlike OP apparently), try other USB cables. Some are bad from the get go, others seem to go bad over time.
You can use the Ampere app (free) to compare the charge rate with different cables. Keep in mind the fuller the battery is the less current the phone will pull, so you'll want to test multiple cables back to back.
I would recommend using the app Ampere to compare the current your phone receives with different cable/charger combinations, worked for me when I was deciding which cable to use.
Stock Android doesn't show "charging rapidly".
Try this app [link]
Depending on your battery level and temperature, it should go around 2000mah for you to say it's quick charging. Try it when battery is low for better measure.
/u/Dekzter is correct. Not all USB ports put out equal voltage/amps, don't take our word for it. Download Ampere and see what each of your chargers is putting out.
Try using Ampere to see what the charge current is: [link]
And compare that to what it says when the phone is actually getting a charge. This will only show the total mA though. So if your phone is using 200mA while your charger is putting out 300mA then it'll only show 100mA. If you actually want to see what the charger is putting out you need a USB current meter: [link]
Yeah sorry not disputing the fact that C-C is different than A-C but my A-C will deliver up to 1900mA, as measured by Ampere ( [link] )
Edit: added link
It looks like you already figured out that it's the cables, but this has also been my experience, as well. It's really weird, and almost entirely hit-or-miss. A nice, high-quality cable? Doesn't Quick Charge. A cheap cable I picked up at Walgreens? Quick Charge. Even on non-QC charging bases, I've found there to be huge differences in the charging rates between seemingly USB cables.
>How can I determine charging speed?
I used Ampre for this. Once I noticed there appeared to be what could be major differences between cables in charging rates, I went through all of my cables and tested them all using the same charger.
Each one would vary in ways it would appear to the end-user. Motorola uses TurboCharge (TM), but also has support for QualComm QuickCharge. It uses a toast for notification of turbo charge based on Motorola - this page.
There are methods to measure draw in a pass-through fashion, but requires technical knowledge.
Play Store - Ampere is an app which will show current charging draw.
> automation app macrodroid setup to alert me if the battery temp got over 95 degrees.
> I also rarely ever charged past 80%, and never let it get lower than 20%. Batteries degrade much faster when nearly full or empty.
Ampere is another good app to automate all of this
~~It can also stop charging at a desired percentage.~~ The author has a blog going in to the technical details on why this should be done
I'll answer the last question.
Of course. If you're curious about this stuff, you can get this app. [link]
Even better would be to get an external tester.
I was pretty surprised when, a week ago, I tested a couple of charging banks we bought. I tried it with several Android phones & tablets running Ampere. The cable made a huge difference, but I haven't been able to get my S4 to charge faster than 1.2A/h.
Try out thisapp if you weren't planning on it already. It might make the tests a little easier to conduct as well as being more accurate.
I am not sure if a new battery would help, because when your phone does barely boot when being plugged in, it seems more that either your charger or the cable are making problems. It seems strange though that your pc does not recognize your phone when being plugged in. So it could also be that your phone is having troubles receiving power...
If you think your battery lasts long enough to install an app you could try one of these: Ampere or OPO charging current to measure your charging/discharging current.
The wall-charger you posted is a quick-charger and I am not sure if the OPO is compatible with this kind of technology or if this charger may have damaged something. Because afaik the OPO does not support quick charge, but charges fast anyway with the stock charger&cable...
No indicator - this app is neat though and will tell you (if you know how to read it.) It generally shows me around 1520mA of current with a regular charger and 1960mA with a quick charger.
Is it getting hot? Its normal for it to get a bit warm when charging, I mean is it getting hotter than normal?
You can also try installing an app like Ampere to see if it's drawing more current than others have reported online.
Consider grabbing the freebie ampere app. It'll tell you whether your charger's giving you any juice at all.
Then go through the motions of seeing what's been using your power. Maybe something will stick out?
The issue is fast charging is registered if it's above a certain amperage... but what really need to know is if it actually outputs 3A. If it's 2.4A for example, it will register as fast charging but won't be charging at maximum capacity of 3A. If you wait for the phone to drop below 20% and then try it again while measuring the amperage using this app: [link]
Then we can all know for sure if it actually is outputting 3A. I've been following these discussions on this very adapter for weeks now and nobody ends up getting back to the group to respond. I actually bought the same car charger but don't have the phone for another week or so.
Yeah I was talking more about using one of the various apps from the market to get an idea of what's actually being drawn. That and you know, just timing it, it'll be pretty clear if it's charging as fast as the official charger.
According to this post, only the Pixel stand can fast charge at 10W. All others will regular charge at 5W.
Download Ampere from the Play Store and see just how fast your Pixel 3 XL is wirelessly charging.
That's odd. And yep, mine does indicate rapid charging. Have you ever used Ampere to see what kind of charge rate it's putting out?
Have you used Ampere to check that it still sees the charger being connected? This is starting to sound like a bug in the ROM to me
Thanks for the info. Is the cable quality good? Have you tested in Ampere when connected to a charger to see if the cable is providing amperage close to the OEM cable?
Could you check the amperage the cable is providing your nexus 6p? I'm trying to figure out if its worth buying. You can do it by using Ampere. If its providing similar amperage as the stock google cable, its a quality cable. Thanks
Pretty sure the voltage is going to be wrong. I would check with the Ampere App to see that these are giving out the correct voltage. Better be safe than sorry as this might damage the phone in the long run.
Sometimes, you can disconnect/reconnect the cable, and it will determine a different rate. I've seen this happen, and sometimes use the app Ampere which reads out the nominal max charging current. It sometimes says 1500 ma max, but actually charges at a higher rate.
I've seen "Charging rapidly" displayed at times using a 2.1 Amp charger and in-spec cables.
Not true. The 5X supports other protocols, such as the Apple protocol for charging at higher currents, which most chargers also support.
You can clearly see this using the app Ampere, and testing cables with a known good cable, or use CheckR to test them.
I have found that sometimes disconnecting/reconnecting the cable will give a different reading. At times, I've seen "Rapid Charging" displayed with my 2.1 Amp Samsung charger and a known good cable.
Get the ampere app ([link]) and it will tell you the max charge rate for that cable (as determined by a resistor in the cable).
1A (5W) is enough for the phone to say 'charging', the phone wont say 'charging rapidly' until around 2A (10W).
Install an app like Ampere and note the charging current and the temperature. I'm guessing your phone is hot enough to slow down the charge rate.
Try running Ampere. It's an application that allows you to monitor the amount of power coming through in real time. By trying an alternative cable whilst monitoring with Ampere, it could narrow down the issue, whether it be the cable on the way out or the power adapter itself.
1st, download Ampere, which if your phone supports reporting charge current it should tell you how fast your battery is charging. Ideally you want >1000ma.
For a more indepth analysis, you can get one of these. I find mine extremely useful.
If its charging slowly with all your chargers and cables though, more than likely you have a dirty or broken data-pin in your micro-usb port so it can only draw the default ~300-400ma. You should look inside it with a magnifying glass and make sure all the metal contacts look ok.
I'd suggest installing Ampere and looking at the actual charge you're getting.
One thing that I found: there can be a big difference between cables, not just the actual blocks. I don't really know what it is about different cables that make such a big difference, because I found a cheaper, no-name cable providing better charges than an OEM cable that felt like it was a higher quality... so I think the best thing you can do is use this app and see if you can at least maximize the charge you're getting.
I'd also highly recommend investing in a QC charger. You can get them for a reasonable price on Amazon and are undoubtedly worthwhile.
Maybe try an app like Ampere - It displays the current charge you are getting to the phone. Can swap out cable/port and see where the issue is?
Have you used something like Ampere on your device while wirelessly charging?
Make note of how much power the device is drawing, then move it some.
My Nexus devices will keep charging, even if not perfectly centered. But they don't charge as fast as they could if they were centered.
I'm not using a stock charger and I haven't had any issues. You can try an app like Ampere and see if your charger is delivering enough power.
That's really weird then, have you tried using Ampere to see if your phone is actually receiving the correct amperage?
I'm thinking it may just be a bunk battery :(