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29th April 2013, 05:42 PM   |  #1  
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Has anyone managed to get a car charger for this phone?

I've just tried to charge the phone with my car charger modded to "AC" mode by shorting the middle pins... and the S4 gets nada...

Have they changed the charging mechanics?
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29th April 2013, 05:54 PM   |  #2  
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Is that what's going on? I was wondering what the heck was wrong with my charger!
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Yup, the car charger still charges my old HTC, even with the Samsung cable... so there's definitely something different inside the charger...
29th April 2013, 06:34 PM   |  #4  
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I have a 2A usb car charger with generic cable to charge my devices. It's nothing special, but it works with my S4. Hope that helps.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
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I have this charger and it charges my GS4. Of course, I bought it 2 years ago.

EDIT: I guess it helps when I paste the link. Duh... http://www.amazon.com/Verizon-Vehicl.../dp/B003NA0658
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I have a 500mA car charger and it didn't work. Even though it worked on my Xperia Z. I bought a 2A charger from Maplin and it works just fine.

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29th April 2013, 07:58 PM   |  #7  
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I have a Duracell charger that came with a home adapter as well and it works fine for charging the S4. I picked it up at Walgreens for less than $10.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by moobieboobie

I have a 2A usb car charger with generic cable to charge my devices. It's nothing special, but it works with my S4. Hope that helps.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

I also have the same charger works just fine.

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Hmmm will have to look into getting a decent 2A charger then and NOT modifying it...
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So I opened up my car charger and un-modded it back to original and it works like a charm now

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