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Looking for a full speed car charger

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By raptir, Senior Member on 17th March 2014, 04:41 PM
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I'm looking for a charger that will charge my Nexus 5 at full speed. I've tried a Griffin charger as well as a Monoprice charger and both are recognized as Charging (USB) by my Nexus 5. I assume they are designed for "proper" use with an iPhone, which I know can cause those issues. I am aware of the option to short the pins on the charger, but I would really rather buy one that works properly out of the box. Does anyone have any recommendations? I searched, but everything seems to be able using a wireless charger in your car.
 
 
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I have the one like this http://m.ebay.com/itm/231122308378?nav=Search used it on my Motorola and now with nexus 5 shows as charging AC
17th March 2014, 07:19 PM |#3  
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This one is awesome actually. Motorola makes the best rapid car chargers. The quality of the build is phenomenal.

Motorola Vehicle Power Adapter micro-USB Rapid Rate Charger by MotionEaze http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000S5Q9CA/..._OXZjtb1WSMV0K

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17th March 2014, 08:26 PM |#4  
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Lol the title is funny. I had an image in my head of a car in the shape of a charger on full speed.
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I have the one like this http://m.ebay.com/itm/231122308378?nav=Search used it on my Motorola and now with nexus 5 shows as charging AC

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This one is awesome actually. Motorola makes the best rapid car chargers. The quality of the build is phenomenal.

Motorola Vehicle Power Adapter micro-USB Rapid Rate Charger by MotionEaze http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000S5Q9CA/..._OXZjtb1WSMV0K

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Those two look like they are very high profile chargers. I know I didn't specify this, but I would prefer something a little less bulky. Also, they are under 1A while the Nexus 5 charger is 1.2A. Still better than the 500mA I'm getting currently.

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Lol the title is funny. I had an image in my head of a car in the shape of a charger on full speed.

No, see, that would be a full speed charger car.
17th March 2014, 10:17 PM |#6  
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http://www.amazon.com/Anker%C2%AE-Du...ords=Anker+18W

I use the 18W 3.6A version of this Anker Car charger. But seeing as the 24W is $9.99 while the 18W is $8.99, might as well get the higher output one (supplies one 2.4A Apple port, and one 2.4A Android port). Here in Canada the 18W is $19.99, 24W is $21.99....

They have full Android support, so it allows full speed AC charging if you have a good USB cable. They also have versions with a built in cable, but I prefer to use my own because if the built in one breaks, you're kinda screwed.

The 18W 3.6A car charger I have charges the Nexus 5 at around 1100mA (with a good USB cable). That's perfect to still charge the phone while simultaneously using navigation, streaming music, etc.
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Have you tried different cables? I'm finding the quality difference between cables makes a difference in the charging rate.
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I bought an att one years ago and it's the fastest charger I've ever used in my car. You can get it on amazon for about $8 shipped.

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18th March 2014, 08:05 AM |#9  
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I bought this one a week ago. Only $6 and its fantastic. It charges my nexus 5 and 7 at full speed. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007QRX54S/..._19-jtb0GNAHB3

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