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USB Port Charging While Using Android Auto

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#1 OFFLINE   Walt W

Walt W

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  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationRichmond, VA
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Ford Escape

Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:16 PM

Hi,

My Escape doesn’t have a built-in Nav System, but I was very pleased to learn Sync works with Android Auto, which enables Google Maps usability (my preferred navigation software).   
 

Overall I’m pleased with the Sync / Android Auto integration for navigation, however; the USB port doesn’t supply enough power to the phone to keep it charged while using AA / Google Maps.  Trips over a few hours and my phone goes completely dead – often before I arrive at my destination!   

Unless there’s a ‘work-a-round’ out there, it appears I’m going to have to avoid using the Sync Screen for navigation purposes – which is a real bummer. 
 

Anyone else experience this problem?  And, has anyone identified a solution? 

 

Thank you!



#2 OFFLINE   Walt W

Walt W

    New Escape Member

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  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationRichmond, VA
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Ford Escape

Posted 20 December 2017 - 02:08 PM

I have an update.  We tested the USB ports and they weren't the issue.  The problem was directly related to low quality USB cable(s) the worst of which turned out to be the Samsung USB cable that came with my phone (.034amps).  After trying several different cables, I found one that drew .88amps which is plenty to keep the phone fully charged while using any program I threw at it (including Android Auto / Google Maps for nav). Very pleased this issue was resolved and wasn't related to a hardware issue within the vehicle.  















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