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By ldubs, Senior Member on 11th April 2014, 01:11 AM
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Anyone know of a good source to get an OEM cord that will properly charge in the car? Tried monoprice and a couple others and they appear to be charging but don't actually charge.

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14th April 2014, 04:17 AM |#2  
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Anyone?

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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=51825009

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If you are trying to charge from a USB port built in to your car, you are only going to get a 500mA current which isn't enough to charge your phone if you're using navigation or anything.

For a charger that will work well in the car, look at the Anker PowerIQ charger.

http://www.amazon.com/Anker%C2%AE-Du...=anker+poweriq

Both ports will charge Android devices or iPhones at the full rate.
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If you are trying to charge from a USB port built in to your car, you are only going to get a 500mA current which isn't enough to charge your phone if you're using navigation or anything.

For a charger that will work well in the car, look at the Anker PowerIQ charger.

http://www.amazon.com/Anker%C2%AE-Du...=anker+poweriq

Both ports will charge Android devices or iPhones at the full rate.

if u turn off ur screen & only listen to the directions, it will charge, but if u want to see where ur going, the battery will remain flat. power in = power out.
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Originally Posted by raptir

If you are trying to charge from a USB port built in to your car, you are only going to get a 500mA current which isn't enough to charge your phone if you're using navigation or anything.

For a charger that will work well in the car, look at the Anker PowerIQ charger.

http://www.amazon.com/Anker%C2%AE-Du...=anker+poweriq

Both ports will charge Android devices or iPhones at the full rate.

Whaaaaaat?? Cars can put out more than 500ma

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Whaaaaaat?? Cars can put out more than 500ma

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If the port is a charging-only port, sure. But most are charging + data ports.
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I have a car charger but for some reason the cables I've gotten don't charge properly, even though it looks like it is.

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Whaaaaaat?? Cars can put out more than 500ma

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It varies dramatically from car to car, even from year to year. Generally, if it doesn't look like it's charging much, if at all, it's because it's not putting out enough amps, period.
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I have a car charger but for some reason the cables I've gotten don't charge properly, even though it looks like it is.

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How have you determined that it is the cable and not the charger? It is much more likely that a charger would be defective than a cable.
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