I have GA-H81M-S1 (rev. 2.0) motherboard. According to its specification it supports Gigabyte On/Off charge.

I keep my phone(Redmi Note 3) connected to my pc with its screen awake all the time and due to low current instead of charging its discharge my phone(slowly)

So i wanted to use Gigabyte On/Off charge technology . I installed On/off charge driver and app center as mentioned in the downloads. But none of the usb ports provide enough current to charge my phone.

According to Gigabyte On/Off charge technology. I need to connect front usb panel to a red/white port specifically designed for On/off charge.

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But my motherboard doesn't have those red/white ports.

I have two ports available to plug my front usb port. None of them is red/whtie port as in above image.

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How can i use on/off charge exactly without those port?

  • But none of the usb ports provide enough current to charge my phone. How did you determine this? What PSU do you have, this feature is limited to the 5V, supplied by your PSU. To answer your question all your USB ports support this feature. The way you can determine that is, connect your phone to your computer, then shut it down. Your phone will continue to charge.
    – Ramhound
    May 3, 2016 at 20:34
  • I think he is saying that the current is too low to keep up with the discharge while plugged in and always on. I think the "basic standard" for USB 3.0 ports is 900mA. So GB "3x" may mean 1.5 amps (3xusb2.0) or 2.7 amps (3xUSB3). The phone quoted appears to draw a max of about 1.4 Amps when charging. ( forum.xda-developers.com/redmi-note-2/general/… )
    – Yorik
    May 3, 2016 at 20:53
  • The specs page shows it has it, under unique features...gigabyte.in/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4833#sp
    – Moab
    May 3, 2016 at 22:43
  • I have contacted gigabyte support and they said all USB ports in this motherboard support on/off charge.
    – Skyyy
    May 27, 2016 at 9:26
  • @Ramhound No my phone is not charging after shutting down my PC.
    – Skyyy
    May 27, 2016 at 9:27

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According to the Gigabyte On/Off charge blurb, it will ONLY charge Apple products.

GIGABYTE's latest motherboards are equipped with ON/OFF Charge technology which allows you not only to charge your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, but it allows you to Quick Charge it. As an added bonus, it can even be charged when your PC is turned off, so even if you forget to plug it into your charger after you've synced up your music, it will be fully charged when you need it.


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    I believe this is correct. I've tried charging my HTC phone through various USB ports on my PC, none provide enough current to make my phone happy. I wish Gigabyte had been more upfront that this is an Apple-only feature.
    – gcode
    Oct 31, 2017 at 0:12

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