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By xmilar, Junior Member on 7th January 2015, 06:36 AM
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Is there any charge cables or adapters out there that are not genuine Samsung that will charge the Tab S properly? It seems like the only way I can get a normal charge is using the wall adapter and cable it came with. I have tried 3 different after market cables and 3 different wall adapters that don't seem to work with the Tab S. Are these wall adapter or cables just not putting out enough power?
 
 
7th January 2015, 10:07 AM |#2  
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Not really, I haven't found anything that will charge it properly except it's original charger. The sad thing is, the original charger is not widely sold. Something Samsung has been struggling with.

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7th January 2015, 07:51 PM |#3  
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This is MHL compliant. 2Ah, 5,3V. Most newer chargers for tablets do that. Including those cheepo ones from China. I have several of those (some multi USB chargers) which work well on the Tab S.
13th January 2015, 07:33 PM |#4  
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Staples near me was closing down, I got an original Samsung 2 Amp travel charger for 3 bucks, normally $23.00 marked down to $9.00 and when they rang it up at the register it came up as $3.00. I agree any 2 Amp 5.3 V charger should work to charge the Tab S.
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Sorry to bump an old thread but has anyone else had luck with aftermarket chargers?
9th May 2015, 07:24 PM |#6  
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I have the 10.5" , I have a usb power meter and it shows my original charger charges my tablet at up to 1800ma , not bad for a 2000 ma charger, I have tried a couple of other third-part chargers they are rated at 2000ma + and they only charge my tab at 1000ma , but my Nokia 1020 charger that is 1500ma charges my tab at 1400ma so that is very good for that charger, it`s an Nokia AC60X , I wonder if Nokia does an 2000ma version of this charger.

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EDIT: If you are in the UK you get a genuine replacement for only 9.99 and free delivery from the website below, scamadviser says it`s an legit website.

http://www.buytec.co.uk/samsung-gala...ter-1889-p.asp

http://www.scamadviser.com/check-website/buytec.co.uk

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Sorry to bump an old thread but has anyone else had luck with aftermarket chargers?

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I installed 2 110v recepticles, one on each side of the bed, that each have 2 USB connections. The USB plugs on it are rated for 2 amps each. Using the factory charging cable these things work great. Both mine and my wife's charge just fine using them.

Also have a 5v 2 amp USB wall wart that came with an ecig battery and it works fine too.
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Do you know the make and model number? , they sound very handy to have.

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I installed 2 110v recepticles, one on each side of the bed, that each have 2 USB connections. The USB plugs on it are rated for 2 amps each. Using the factory charging cable these things work great. Both mine and my wife's charge just fine using them.

Also have a 5v 2 amp USB wall wart that came with an ecig battery and it works fine too.

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Do you know the make and model number? , they sound very handy to have.

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Nope I sure don't but I did buy them a Lowe's at about 19.00 each. They have one 110V outlet and two USB ports. I have also seen a device you just plug into your existing outlet that will give you 2 USB and 2 110V outlets but I don't know how they are rated for current. Just make sure what you buy is rated at 2Amps for EACH USB port or 4+amps total.


I love mine! Charge the S10.5 and the Galaxy S4 every night on it!
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Is this the one, the only one i can find on the site.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_369050-63374...1&Ntt=usb+wall

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QUOTE=flhthemi;60653149]Nope I sure don't but I did buy them a Lowe's at about 19.00 each. They have one 110V outlet and two USB ports. I have also seen a device you just plug into your existing outlet that will give you 2 USB and 2 110V outlets but I don't know how they are rated for current. Just make sure what you buy is rated at 2Amps for EACH USB port or 4+amps total.


I love mine! Charge the S10.5 and the Galaxy S4 every night on it![/QUOTE]
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Is this the one, the only one i can find on the site.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_369050-63374...1&Ntt=usb+wall

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QUOTE=flhthemi;60653149]Nope I sure don't but I did buy them a Lowe's at about 19.00 each. They have one 110V outlet and two USB ports. I have also seen a device you just plug into your existing outlet that will give you 2 USB and 2 110V outlets but I don't know how they are rated for current. Just make sure what you buy is rated at 2Amps for EACH USB port or 4+amps total.


I love mine! Charge the S10.5 and the Galaxy S4 every night on it!

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Nope that is a plug into the existing outlet type of thing. Mine was a replacement receptacle. I looked at Lowe's and Home Depot sites and could not find one that was rated at 2 amps for each USB port. 3.6 Amps was the best I could do. I know the one I bought is rated for 4.2 amps overall as this was the very reason I bought it! Pretty sure it came from Lowe's or Home Depot they're the only two places in town. I do know that I didn't find it online. I remember being in the store and looking at every one they had and reading the specs on each box and I found the ones I have so I scarfed them up as soon as I saw they were rated for 4.2 amps.


BUT - That one you found should be fine and save you from having to hard wire it. Just remember, only one port is optimized for 2.1 amps! I have to go to Lowe's today so I might pick one up for the kitchen as my wife uses an old Toshiba tablet for recipes and that would be convenient for her.

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