Q: Why is charging of Motorola phones so slow on the travel charger?
A: The standard travel charger packaged by Motorola with many current
phones puts out insufficient power for fastest possible charging and for
continuous use while charging.
For example, charger SSW-0509 for the V551 puts out only 375 mA. The
V551 detects this as a slow charger, and thus keeps the external display
backlight off during charging. Worse, there's not enough current to
keep up with use of the phone while charging, so while the phone is use,
the battery will still be discharged even with the phone on the charger.
With a fast charger the external display backlight is on during
charging, and the phone can be used while the battery is charging.
Motorola makes fast 1500 mA chargers that are compatible with these phones:
* SPN4716* (where * might be "B" or "C"), also known as
* NNTN4250 (nominally for Nextel, but also works with non-Nextel phones).
These chargers are readily available from dealers and on eBay for under
$15 (plus shipping).
(For what it's worth, Motorola probably saved less than $1 in cost by
packaging slow chargers instead of fast chargers with these phones.)
Q: Where can I get USB modem drivers for Motorola cell phones?
A: In <OsJZe.28766$h02.4...@tornado.texas.rr.com> on Mon, 26 Sep 2005 02:57:50
GMT, "David" <no.s...@thisaddress.com> wrote:
>If you are trying to get your Motorola phone to look like a modem. The
>following information from, BRVP's (of Mobile PhoneTools fame) may be of
>Trouble installing or updating Motorola USB Modem drivers
>Motorola phones use the built-in Windows USB modem driver (usbser.sys) for
>communication with MPT. The USBMOT2000.INF driver file (which comes with
>MPT) lists the USB product IDs for Motorola phones and instructs Windows to
>use the usbser.sys file with them.
>Unfortunately, the drivers may not be installed correctly for the phone in
>any of these situations:
>- The phone was plugged in before installing MPT and the user cancelled out
>of the hardware wizard.
>- The user had an old version of MPT (and thus an old version of the driver
>file) that did not contain the product ID for a very new phone (for example,
>the E815). And, even after LiveUpdating to the latest version of MPT, the
>new driver file is not installed.
>Recently, BVRP posted a driver installation tool on their website, developed
>by Motorola, that will remove all instances of the old drivers and any
>traces of previously installed phones. It will then install the latest
>drivers and reinstall the phone, solving any issues. The driver tool is at