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Lumia 920 and the Nokia DC-16 Mobile charger

Updated on November 18, 2012

Start of the charge

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Ready to charge
Ready to charge
Up to 60% after about 50minutes
Up to 60% after about 50minutes
97% after a couple of hours but DC-16 dead
97% after a couple of hours but DC-16 dead

Testing the DC-16

I had a text from my friend and fellow Nokia fan and Lumia 920 user Stephen Oiller (@psychomania666 on Twitter) the other night, asking me to check the DC-16 with my Lumia. He had found that using the DC-16 with his wife's Lumia 820 had only added 35% or so to the phone and was kind of disappointed ! I tried my 920 with my charger and although it didn't actually seem to be doing anything to start with, it did a similar job on my 920 to the one it had done on Donna's (Mrs Mania) 820, however I hadn't used my DC-16 for a few weeks , so decided to give it a proper test today.

So I fully charged my DC-16 today and when I got in from work and my Lumia had died to about 30% I plugged in the DC-16 and left it to charge for a couple of hours, it was only showing one light after about an hour, but continued to charge the Lumia so I left it until the phone showed it was no longer charging and after about two hours the Lumia was up to 98%, so an increase of 67%, nothing to be sneezed at, but frankly a little disappointing as the DC-16 was completely flat. Certainly it will still act as a backup power supply, but it's the first phone I've tried it on that it wouldn't fully charge. Possibly the battery capacity of the 920 or the voltage required is an issue, but I still expected a 'full tank' in my new Lumia from the DC-16 considering it should carry 200mAh more than the 920 ?.


Would be interested if other 820/920 users could try their DC-16's with their phones and see exactly how much charge they're managing to get from them ?




One bar left after on DC-16 an hour
One bar left after on DC-16 an hour
62% after an hour
62% after an hour
Just thought this was quite a nice shot LOL
Just thought this was quite a nice shot LOL

Well thanks for reading, grateful for feedback, cheers.


Stephen Quin


18/11/2012

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      carman58 4 years ago from Leeds, Uk

      Well so far loving the 920 & WP8 is fantastic throughout imo ;)

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      Grazer 4 years ago

      I agree, you'd be looking for a full charge, but you reported the 820 only got a 35% increase. A 35% increase on a 1650mAh battery is way, way less than a 67% increase on a 2200mAh one.

      At least with the 820, he can buy a spare battery I suppose, though its not as convenient as the DC16. Hope your testing yields some more favourable results.....

      I can't wait to get either a 920 or 820 in late December.....cost will settle which I get!

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      carman58 4 years ago from Leeds, Uk

      The point is, I'd expect a full recharge, the DC-16 provides 2200mAh of charge, so not overt impressed with 67% tbh, thanks for reading and commenting

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      Grazer 4 years ago

      If you got around 67% charge increase on a 2000ma battery, surely the 820 would get more of an increase with its smaller battery?