1. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Well as you know, when you have your fantastically wonderful handset connected to the Zune software on your PC and perform a windows update you get an update/s for your WP7.

    I'm sure when I used the USB to charge the phone previously it took forever for the battery charge indicator to move up, so reverted to always using the mains adaptor.

    Since the WP7 updates (which i recieved 2 updates - Other Devices WP7 update, & Other Devices WP7 USB) it seems to be charging at the same speed as the mains adaptor.

    Has anyone else noticed this behaviour or am I a complete loony and nothing has changed at all ? :)
    09-12-2011 03:31 AM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    I never really played with the charging much before the two update. Mine seems to charge at a fairly fast rate with either the PC, car charger or main plugin adapter. They all seem about equal to me.
    09-12-2011 06:58 AM
  3. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Interesting palandri, I always used the mains charger as USB was always really slow at charging for me, don't know why, but it just was. Maybe it varies between handsets.

    Thanks for your reply. :)
    09-12-2011 07:05 AM
  4. pittphan's Avatar
    I can confirm that the updated USB driver really sppeds up the charging from the computer's USB to WP.
    Last night, before I updated the driver, my phone was hardly being charged at all from my PC. Then after I updated, I believe my phone went from 5% to 100% in like a half hour!!??!!
    I know that sounds ridiculous and that's what I thought when when I saw it fully charged - thought it was just something wired happening - but it WAS fully charged.

    I have to do some more testing...
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    09-12-2011 09:52 AM
  5. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Oh i'm glad you posted pittphan, something has certainly changed with my USB charging for sure. It's so speedy now. Glad i'm not insane, well not quite lol. :)
    09-12-2011 10:30 AM
  6. Jazmac's Avatar
    So this is why my phone charges so fast. I dig that.
    09-12-2011 02:27 PM
  7. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    We're not imagining it are we Techblogger, it's faster right ? LOL :)
    09-12-2011 02:33 PM
  8. iCaptnSpaulding's Avatar
    I haven't updated the driver yet, keep meaning to but always forget - doh!

    However, at the moment USB charging takes forever and I always plug into into the mains once I've synced or done what I need to with Zune. I'll try testing it, but it's pretty difficult with no % meter by the battery.
    09-12-2011 03:04 PM
  9. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Thats would be great iCaptnSpaulding if you already know your USB is slow, that would be an excellent experiment to show we aint insane. :)
    09-12-2011 03:08 PM
  10. jfa1's Avatar
    I had not really thought that much about but I will check it out I usually just put my focus on the wall charger every evening when I go to bed.
    09-12-2011 11:42 PM
  11. iCaptnSpaulding's Avatar
    Sort of tested this last night - the best I could.

    Battery was fully charged (green light) so I ran the first 'block' off the battery meter which is about 75-80%!?
    I charged it then on mains until the light was green again (I'm using a HD7 sorry, in case other handsets don't display a light when charging) and it took 30 minutes.
    I ran the battery back down (doesn't take very long on the HD7 unfortunately) and tried USB and the light still wasn't green after 1hr10min. I had to disconnect then as I had to go out but at least it proves USB *was* inferior.
    I'll try updating tonight to see if there is a difference. :)
    09-13-2011 09:55 AM
  12. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Brilliant, very thourough lol (Awaiting your tests so I can be a certified ***** here) ;)
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    09-13-2011 10:27 AM