Hi, I have just got an MG5 with Android Auto and have been using this with my Fairphone 3+ with the Fairphone USB-C to USB-C Long Life Cable 3.2. I am getting battery drain of 25-30% per hour. Can anyone recommend any method to avoid this drain?
In my particular case, I connect my FP4 to the central USB port of my van and it provides some charge at the same time as data connectivity for AA. It’s slow (5v / 500mA) but it works to push in around 1% every 2 minutes. I’m using a USB-C to USB-A cable by JSAUX.
I had a look at your car manufacturer specs and I think I know what’s going on.
Pure USB-C can negotiate data transfer OR power delivery, but not both at the same time.
The USB-A socket is for data connections. If you were to use a USB-C to USB-A cable in the port with a phone/tablet icon by it then it should hopefully work. Do you have a good male USB-C to male USB-A cable you can try?
For reference, this is the cable I’m using: JSAUX cable
Are you saying that the reason is the cable and what I would need is a USB-C to USB-A cable, rather than a USB-C to USB-C with a USB-C to USB-A adapter?
I’m saying that not all cables are made equal.
It is also the easiest thing that can be swap-tested.
Besides the different connectors, there is also a difference in cables suitable for charging only and cables suitable for charging and data.
Fairphones need cables that are suitable for both charging and data.
With a cable only for charging you can’t charge your phone in your car.
Yes, this cable will do.
If you can I would check the cable with another phone.
Thanks. I don’t have another phone, but are you thinking the problem is likely to be the phone, rather than the cable?
Zenith suggested using a USB A - to - USB C cable to connect your phone to a USB A socket. Have you tried that?
New cars only have USB c Sockets and I really dont get why those should not charge🤔
Cable was at fault. I’m getting a new one under warranty.
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