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Car Chargers, proper ones few and far between.


Monday 29th of October 2012 / forums.androidcentral.com
Ok so here is the deal. In order to charge your N2 in your car while using any power hungry operations like gps and not losing charge, you will need a 2a charger with this phone (my current car charger I have used for the past few years with my SGS2 and EVO no longer cuts the mustard). The standard wall charger you get with your N2 is 2a. I have done a lot of research over the past few days and it seems like 99.9% of all 2-3amp (I, personally, am looking for a dual usb car charger with a total of 3a output, 1 port for 2a for my Note2 and the other with a standard 1a port) are designed for apple products (barf) which means that using a standard cable you will not be able to charge any larger capacity devices because the usb standards are slightly different. You can do 1 of 3 things... 1. Buy one of those 2-3a output usb chargers that work with apple, take it apart and solder 2 of the pins of the 2a slot to short out this feature and allow the full AC charge (of you dont do this the phone will recognize it as USB charging and you will only get 500ma and it will barely charge). Please b
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Review: 2A wall/car dual chargers from iSmooth


Monday 25th of February 2013 / androidforums.com
Yep, it's the same iSmooth | Home known for their screen protectors At first I was very skeptical because they are listed for Apple products, both dual port chargers with 2.1A and 1A - typical for iPad and iPhone/iPod devices. While talking to Paul, the guy behind iSmooth, he mentioned about using it to charge his Note 2 without any issues. I got both of them, and can report they work perfectly with our Note 2. I can use either 2A or 1A ports to charge GN2 while still have other port used by another device, either android or apple. So functionally it definitely works. Another thing I noticed, 2A port charges the phone pretty fast, and when I connected iPod Touch to 1A port, the charge rate seems to be relative the same which suggests they don't share load where with some other chargers both ports are forced to 1A. The construction of both is very solid, these are not cheap plastic chargers. Wall charger actually has substantial weight which suggest quality electrical components. Both have white/black theme, works with my UAG Navigator lol!!! Wall charger has a blue light indicator w
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Where can I learn about USB Car chargers?


Friday 12th of April 2013 / androidforums.com
I've seen a few discussions on here about car chargers for specific devices.Does anyone know where I can find out more about USB car charger adapters? Specifically, about the many different outputs. I know the basics about 1000mA, 2.1 etc. But I also see 3.1 and it gets kind of confusing.I am hoping to find out more with the goal of having one that is good to use for most devices. Mostly phones - but any phone that a friend may have in my car. But also, tablets, etc.I know higher powered is faster, etc. but there could be power limits?Thanks!
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Why not all chargers are the same!!!


Wednesday 26th of May 2010 / androidforums.com
After doing some research as to why my some of my 1A usb ac adapters take twice as long as the stock adapter, I've finally found an answer.All USB adapters have 4 pins: pin 1 supplies the 5V, pins 2 and 3 are data lines, and pin 4 is the gnd. According to the latest charging standard, for a portable device to see 1A, pins 2 and 3 have to be shorted (standard specifies 200 ohms) for the device to allow 1A. If these data lines are not shorted, the phone will just see 500mA, the same as a computer's usb port. This is probably why it will show usb charging as opposed to ac on the phone. Because older devices do not rely on this standard (some ipods for example), chargers oriented for these devices will not work properly.So, beware the next time you buy a usb charger because there's a chance it won't be any better than charging straight from your computer.USB Standards via usb.org
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1000ma / 1a chargers


Friday 23rd of December 2011 / androidforums.com
Are 1000ma chargers safe to use with these phones? I don't want to blow up the phone.
posted on: Samsung Galaxy Indulge
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vehicle chargers and docks


Friday 14th of December 2012 / forums.androidcentral.com
I'm a pretty heavy user during the work week. I found myself at 7% charge on the way home from a 8 hour work day. I need a car charger and/or a dock for easy navigation. I found this charger on Amazon. I bought a car charger for my last phone from Amazon, and it ruined my battery. What do I need to know when buying something like this? WAttage/amps etc etc Amazon.com: PowerGen Dual USB 3.1A 15w High Output Car Charger - BLACK: Cell Phones & Accessories -PowerGen Dual Port 15W / 3.1A USB Car Charger charges your iPad, iPhone, iPod, HTC, Blackberry, MP3 Players, Digital Cameras, PDAs, Mobile Phones.-Use your existing USB charging cables to charge most USB powered devices / Easy-to-see LED confirms whether USB charger is properly connected-Dual Port Design, one Apple Devices and one port for Non-Apple Mobile phones or other devices.-Input:12-24V 1000mA; OutputC 5V 3.1A or 15W (Shared by two ports)-Sophisticated circuit design with over-heated, over-current, over-charging protection. Charging will be automatically stop when battery is full.
posted on: Samsung Galaxy Indulge
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Experience with external battery pack chargers?


Sunday 24th of February 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
With my previous Android phone I was used to having a spare internal battery for those times when the juice runs out away from a power outlet, so for the N4 I'd like to get an external battery pack charger. I'm looking for something fairly small that I can carry around without thinking about it, but will the lighter models be much use with the N4's battery? Checking on Amazon, I found the Anker models which get pretty good reviews: as do some similar models from PowerGen: The Anker range includes a 2600mAh (0.8A) 'lipstick', a rather neat (but only 0.6A) 3200mAh 'SlimTalk', a small but chunky 5600mAh model that can deliver 1A, and larger 8400mAh and 10000mAh models that can manage 1A or 2A. Is anyone using any of these (or equivalent) chargers, and what is your charge time from flat? I doubt I'll need more than a single re-charge, which even the smallest models would provide, but should I be looking at the 5600mAh (1A) charger and above if I want to use the phone while charging it?
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my S3 charges only from 2A chargers


Friday 09th of August 2013 / androidforums.com
Hi guys, i have a bit of a problem here, my S3 doesn't recognize the genuine Samsung charger that came with it (1A charger) or any other charger except the 2A chargers like that of S4 or Note 2??any one have this problem? please help.
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Car chargers?


Wednesday 25th of September 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
Has anyone had success with car chargers in here? I have two 2.1A chargers that fail to keep the G2 charged when using GPS (I even tried turning down the brightness to 50%. It seems both of them give the slow charging notification as well. I should note that both these chargers worked fine with my galaxy nexus and droid razr. I've been looking on Amazon but am a little gun shy to just spend money hoping something will work. Sent from my LG G2 using Tapatalk 4.
posted on: Samsung Galaxy S3
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Fastest 2.1A charger for Nexus 5


Tuesday 05th of November 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
Hello guys, I used the OEM charger that came with my Nexus 5 and it was very slow (1.2A). I read that 2.1A chargers can charge the phone much faster. I looked for one on Amazon and found two chargers: Amazon.com: New Trent NT90C 10W 5V/2A Dual USB Ports high-speed AC Wall Charger for Smartphones, 5V Tablets and more.: Cell Phones & Accessories Amazon.com: Pwr+
posted on: Samsung Galaxy S3
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