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  1. Tetegra's Avatar
    Youre welcome..Let me know if it worked
    Followed the instructions in your post, the modified cable recharged the phone while navigation, bluetooth and music player are working. A thousand thanks!
    12-03-2012 05:05 PM
  2. unleaded91's Avatar
    Followed the instructions in your post, the modified cable recharged the phone while navigation, bluetooth and music player are working. A thousand thanks!
    TThat's great.. I am glad it worked out for you
    12-03-2012 05:33 PM
  3. Jake52's Avatar
    Any chance we can buy one of these cables? I'm in this same situation, I will be using my phone for Navigation while driving so I need to be able to charge it. I guess I can hack up one of my cables but it would be nice to just buy one.
    lordofthereef likes this.
    12-03-2012 09:31 PM
  4. unleaded91's Avatar
    Any chance we can buy one of these cables? I'm in this same situation, I will be using my phone for Navigation while driving so I need to be able to charge it. I guess I can hack up one of my cables but it would be nice to just buy one.
    I can sell you one if you like. How long of usb cable do you need?
    12-03-2012 11:39 PM
  5. lordofthereef's Avatar
    So here is the million dollar question... is it possible to find the equivalent of said modified cable in an factory equivalent? I don't care about data, just charging. I am going to try this, I am just not too keen on the look of electrical tape or shrink tubing on the cable...
    12-04-2012 12:22 AM
  6. lordofthereef's Avatar
    I can sell you one if you like. How long of usb cable do you need?
    I am assuming this isn't a "from the factory" deal though?
    12-04-2012 12:23 AM
  7. unleaded91's Avatar
    I am assuming this isn't a "from the factory" deal though?
    no it is not. I have not actually seen one that is made by a company .
    12-04-2012 12:36 AM
  8. monsterlab1's Avatar
    I just got this one from amazon. It says it is charge only:

    http://www.amazon.com/PureGear-Charg...pUvbUpU1798129
    SofaTester likes this.
    12-04-2012 12:42 AM
  9. SofaTester's Avatar
    Yep, that one has the wires already modified ready to go.
    12-04-2012 12:51 AM
  10. Tetegra's Avatar
    So here is the million dollar question... is it possible to find the equivalent of said modified cable in an factory equivalent? I don't care about data, just charging. I am going to try this, I am just not too keen on the look of electrical tape or shrink tubing on the cable...
    You should be able to find some "charging only" micro USB cable on the internet. They should be the same as the "modified" cable mentioned above.
    12-04-2012 02:32 AM
  11. Gadgetman110's Avatar
    I use to have this same problem with my old Android EVO 4G phone. But I have never had an issue with the Nokia. I use it on my Harley all the time with GPS and Bluetooth and Music streaming. Got it plugged into a cigarette lighter hooked to my battery with a 2.1 amp USB insert. Haven't lost any charge at all.
    12-04-2012 08:58 AM
  12. kcovert's Avatar
    Thanks bud
    12-04-2012 09:31 AM
  13. jimski's Avatar
    Charge only USB cables are thinner and cost less. AT&T has them. Charge only are typically around $6-7 retail, and charge/sync (using all 4 wires) retail at around $10-12. Wish they would make them easier to identify. Any USB charger, car charger with cable built-in, or AC charger will come with a charge only cable. It's cheaper for them to sell that way. Use the cable that came with your phone for PC syncing. Everything else only needs a charging cable.
    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express Pro
    12-04-2012 09:48 AM
  14. iHeartInfoTech's Avatar
    Found out I already had a TuneLink 2.1 Amp Charger. Received my iFrogz USB cable today (in yellow to match my phone of course). Just did a quick test with GPS and testing the units ability to charge. With GPS working and a Podcast playing simultaneously the unit charged rapidly from 93 to 100% and maintained the charge at 100% during the duration of the drive (albeit short drive to the strip mall and back home). I canceled the Scosche adapter before it shipped from Amazon, no sense having two 2.1 Amp car adapters.

    The iFrogz cable was clearly listed as USB 2.0 but did indicate it was for both data and charging. There was no amperage rating so I can't be sure if the cable has anything to do with it. I can add that my old USB cable I had in the car did not fit snugly into the Lumia 920 but the iFrogz correctly.

    I'm expecting a car dock tomorrow so I'll try to see if I can find any differences in charging rates from one or two other USB cables I have laying around.
    More to come.

    BTW this is the car dock I decided on: Mountek nGroove Universal CD Slot Mount Was going to go for a far more expensive solution but I'm hopeful my McGuyvered solution will suffice.
    12-04-2012 06:43 PM
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