Problems With My Cradle Charger!

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  1. TAG1976

    TAG1976 New Member

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    Problems With My Cradle Charger!

    So the whole reason for buying the cradle was the fact that I could charge two Extended Life batteries at the same time. Everything was going great till just about a few days ago. If the spare is charging everything is cool, but once I dock my phone, something odd happens. The spare starts flashing (error) Red, or it flashes Orange. I dont remember reading about "Orange" and It used to charge them both just fine. Im going to send VZW an email right now, but I wanted to see if I could get any insight here....

    Thanks in Advance!
  2. hnsimpson

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    I believe trhat the docking station prioritizes the charge. The device battery is primary, and the spare secondary.

    Maybe the orange light is the station phasing through the sequence?

    -Simpson

    /no technical knowledge at all...just a lot of bs
  3. mag703

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    Yeah, I read the same thing: The cradle will charge the battery on the phone first and then the spare battery. My guess is that if there's already a spare battery in that slot that's not fully charged then the cradle switches to charging the phone battery. Maybe the orange light is an indication that the charge has been "suspended" until the Q's battery is charged. Either that or it's a bug in the cradle and it's getting confused.

    Have you tried leaving it for a while with the orange light on to see if it eventually finishes charging that spare battery?
  4. TAG1976

    TAG1976 New Member

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    I left it in last night just for the fact that I was exhausted and figured id deal with it today. Either way, you were both right. The light was blinking green when I woke up and the phone was fully charged. Thanks!
  5. veroson

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    whew! U scared me. I had JUST placed the order for my cradle charger> I was so happy to see it back in stock, and with a 10% off coupon too Then i saw your topic " problem with cradle charger", I panicked! Glad it's working ; mine should be here in few days
  6. hnsimpson

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    Did you get it through Verizon or the Motorola website?

    Linky:
    Dual Pocket Desktop Charging Station - buy direct - Motorola Shop US

    Just wondering about the Motorola cradle.

    -Simpson
  7. veroson

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    hnsimpson: i got thru motorola site
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    @verosun:
    If you have seen both, is it the same as the Verizon Branded one?

    Just curious...

    -Simpson
  9. Snarl

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    Any1 know where you can get the cradle the cheapest?
  10. mag703

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    Cheapest I've seen is Motorola's web site for $29.99. Everyplace else I've seen sells 'em for $39.99. Not sure what Moto's shipping charges are so the net difference might be less...
  11. SDMahan

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    Verizon is not branding the cradle. It is the same cradle that is sold on the Motorola site. I'm not sure what Motorola is charging for shipping, but Verizon ships 2-day air for free.
  12. sbagdan

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    I have the Cradle and LOVE it! I ALWAYS have a battery in the back and at night the phone on the charger. Never noticed the orange.greeen/etc., but I will look, all seems to be good.
  13. hnsimpson

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    I agree with you about the cradle.

    I also enjoy your avatar...

    :thumbup:



    -Simpson
  14. gun138

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    I got my Cradle on E-Bay for $22.45Wink
  15. zzap

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    I found them at e3wireless.com for $25.99+sh - probably should have just used the Everything Q store for $29.95+sh. I didn't because the product description didn't match the Motorola site (didn't mention the spare battery slot). I did pickup the 12v power adapter from the Everything Q store for $12.95+sh really great deal & works great.
  16. ishore

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    Charge over nite

    The Verizon tech told me NOT to charge the battery over night. But I read here everyone is, now I am confused, can you help me unconfuse me.

    The claim by the tech was that it will burn up the battery. And the car charger is the biggest offender.
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    Docking Station

    Will the Docking Station do two Extended life bats at the same time?

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