Return to the Computer Help Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
USB Cables

Posted by margaretoh (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 23, 12 at 8:05

Can my Kindle USB cable be used to charge my LG cell phone? They look the same. This is a very elementary question, I know. Thank you for replying.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: USB Cables

Have you tried plugging it in and see if the phone indicates that it's charging? My hubby's LG has a very different connection than a Kindle so to answer that question accurately, you might need to contact LG customer service.

HTH
Pam


 o
RE: USB Cables

Probably depends on the exact phone but most companies are using a micro-USB connector these days. Except Apple. :-(


 o
RE: USB Cables

If the plug fits, it can be used.


 o
RE: USB Cables

My LG ENV3 charges with a USB cable. The electrical charger on mine converts to a USB plug. It takes longer to charge on the computer so I rather use the electrical plug. Mary


 o
RE: USB Cables

Right on the button, Crafty. The power-level (in watts) supplied from a PC's USB socket is usually lower than from a wall-plug device, so it takes longer.

An interesting question, which I've heard conflicting opinions on, is which is better to prolong battery life and health - a slower charge or a faster one? Either no one really knows or it doesn't matter, or both.


 o
RE: USB Cables

Well my phone is 2 1/2 yrs old and is on 24/7 since its the main phone and we have no landline. My phone has been charged with the electrical plug all this time and my battery is still as good as new. I only have calling and texting though so no Internet and I get about 3 days battery life on a full charge. Mary


 o
RE: USB Cables

If you charge your phone every 3 days, your battery has the equivalent of less than one year's use (compared to most other users). At that rate, you can probably expect another 3 years of life out of it.


 o
RE: USB Cables

Well no I don't let it go three days most times but once in a while I do let the battery go down to almost empty and then charge. Most times it's on the charger at night until charged then I take it off the charger and use it all the next day then at night on the charger again until charged. This phone has been a great phone for me. Mary


 o
RE: USB Cables

Thanks for the help. My phone and Kindle can use the same USB cord.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Computer Help Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here