When I ride my commuter bike, I have a mount for my phone. When I ride, I typically start up my Strava app, and track my ride with that. The past couple of days, we had a really heavy storm … 3.23 inches of rain in San Jose in one day! Wow, that’s a lot for San Jose … usually we’d be lucky to get 0.25 inches. It didn’t dawn on me that I should take my phone off of the mount, and keep it dry. It’s not like I need to look at it, as the screen dims after a period of time out, so it doesn’t really make sense to leave it on the mount.
Well, this made for a bad combination. When I woke up, to my surprise, I found my phone was down to 10% battery. The odd thing was, I had my phone charger plugged in. I tried different chargers, and same thing happened. I even tried the same charger on my Niterider light, and it charged up. Damn, I think I fried my usb charging port on my phone.
When I got into the office, I tried my wireless charger, and luckily, that still worked, and I’m able to charge my phone. Wow, I guess I learned my lesson … don’t leave your phone out in the rain. I love my wireless charger even more now.