[plug] Odd pins on Android devices

Tim White weirdit at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 12:34:11 UTC 2013

On 14/02/13 13:48, Leon Wright wrote:
> Whilst having lunch before heading home from the conference and we 
> were all wondering what the pins on our Android devices were.
> They're apparently Pogo pins. I found I can get an extended battery 
> case for my HTC One X that utilises those pins for charging on the go.
> http://www.mugen-power-batteries.com/htc/htc-one-x/mugen-power-3200mah-battery-case-for-htc-one-x-htc-one-x-plus-black.html
> Allegedly the Nexus products will soon utilise them for charging using 
> magnetically attached cables, but the cables are not available yet.

I have a Galaxy Nexus. It uses them for the car dock, and the desk dock 
(I only have the car dock). It can do audio over them too, not sure what 

And doesn't the new Nexus have wireless charging?

Interesting, the Galaxy Nexus has 3 pins, some newer phones have 4. I'll 
have to see what the pin outs are


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