Monday, 22 October 2012

Charge directly, not via hub..

Having an electronics background, I really should've realised this sooner - however - if you're using a USB data cable to charge your smartphone, and it seems to be taking forever - is it plugged into an unpowered, very cheap, USB hub?
Cheap USB Hub
"We need more power captain!"

Turns out mine was, and was taking about an hour for 1% of charge, because the power supplied by the hub is so little it was only just managing to supply more than the phone was using.

I plugged it directly into the USB port on the PC and it's gained 2% in 5 minutes.

Might be a useful tip, so figured I'd stick it on t'blog.

Concatenating CSVs the easy way

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