Charging Dock Mod

  1. Leonelf
    Donut Sep 30, 2014

    Leonelf , Sep 30, 2014 :
    I've recently bought a charging dock for my OPO. A problem I had with it was, that it wasn't charging nearly as fast as charging w/ a direct connection to the red cable. So I've opened the dock and wasn't really surprised: The cables connecting the USB input to the output, were utterly thin crap:

    The problem with thin cables is that they have a high resistance, limiting the current flowing to the phone and hereby slowing down the charging rate.
    I decided to replace the cables since the dock served its purpose of holding the phone but didn't charge properly.

    I used heavy gauge wire for the (labeled) power-lines (GND and VCC) and also replaced the data-lines (D+, D-) with some thicker (than original) wiring.

    Size comparisation of the cables:

    The OPO now charges at the original charging rate.
    I hope this helps you, if you have charging problems with that dock.

    Link to the dock:

  2. dynamicclown
    Gingerbread Sep 30, 2014

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  3. gusuraman
    Community Veteran Sep 30, 2014

  4. brettman
    Gingerbread Sep 30, 2014

  5. bevybeast
    Gingerbread Sep 30, 2014

  6. PreyStayShun
    Cupcake Sep 30, 2014

  7. niteshvijay
    Honeycomb Sep 30, 2014

  8. disk0
    Gingerbread Sep 30, 2014

    disk0 , Sep 30, 2014 :
    Nice work will get my soldering iron out later, making the wires shorter will also help

  9. Leonelf
    Donut Sep 30, 2014

    Leonelf , Sep 30, 2014 :
    yes, but I only used one (little) hand, so it was shakey^^

  10. fvanstra
    Cupcake Oct 20, 2014