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3120 Classic usb charging

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sockatume
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3120 Classic usb charging

Quick question, can the 3120 Classic be charged by USB? The data cable indicates that it'll charge by USB with "compatible" phones but there's no mention anywhere about which phones support USB charging. (Of course, I can get a seperate USB->2mm charger if need be, but just hauling around one USB cable is much simpler).

Thanks in advance
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grschinon
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Re: 3120 Classic usb charging

No, the 3120c does not draw power from its USB port. You'll need the USB to 2mm power jack to do that.

The only Nokia phones to charge through their USB ports are the 6500 classic, the 7900 prism and crystal prism, the 8600 Luna, the 8800 Arte and Sapphire Arte. The N85 will do this when it's released.

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sockatume
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Re: 3120 Classic usb charging

Thanks. I'll see if anyone sells a USB cable which splits to both power and data, there are plenty for things like the PSP. The N85 was on my list of phones to consider, so that's pretty good news.
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nj15
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Re: 3120 Classic usb charging

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In addition to what have grschinon said, you can use the Nokia CA-101 for charging your device through the USB slot - although it does not split access since it still uses the 2.0mm charging slot in the phone.


Nokia CA-100 Charger via USB port
Here: http://www.expansys.com/p.aspx?i=145013

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Message Edited by nj15 on 03-Oct-2008 10:44 PM
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sockatume
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Re: 3120 Classic usb charging

I didn't realise Nokia did an official one, thanks.
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nj15
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Re: 3120 Classic usb charging



03-Oct-2008 10:53 PM
sockatume wrote:
I didn't realise Nokia did an official one, thanks.



Sure. No prob. :smileyhappy:
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Re: 3120 Classic usb charging

CA-100 doesn't work with Nokia 3120 Classic
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nj15
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Re: 3120 Classic usb charging

Hi,

The Nokia CA-100 charging accessory is indeed compatible to work with most Nokia phones with 2.0mm charging socket. Even the aging N70 is compatible with it.

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Re: 3120 Classic usb charging

I am using CA-100 with my 3270 Classic. When the phone has a high charge, the cable works fine. But when the charge is lower, it starts getting intermittent problems charging.

I have found that if I connect a USB hub first to the computer/laptop/portable battery, and then connect the phone to the hub, it charges perfectly every time.

 

I can only vouch for the hub I use, which is the Logitech Premium 4-Port USB Hub for Notebook (this is a powered hub, but can be used un-powered). I use it without external power.

 

I am guessing that the CA-100 cable doesn't properly alert the port that a device has been connected, so it won't pump more juice through, however the hub alerts the port that it requires all the juice it can throw at it, which is then distributed to any hub-connected devices.

 

If I am correct it will actually charge faster than without the hub, especially if there are no other devices. If I am wrong, well, it works for me.

 

Anyways, it works great for me. Let me know how you people go.