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[Q] 5w car charger enough?

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By ykphuah, Senior Member on 20th March 2014, 07:23 AM
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I am looking to purchase one "original" car charger for the Nexus 5, since LG do not have retails around here, thought of going for the Samsungs. Found out that Samsung have two car chargers, one for 5w and another one for 10w, the 10w one is almost twice as expensive.

Is the 5w one enough? Or should I get the 10w one?
 
 
20th March 2014, 08:03 PM |#2  
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Yes, it's enough. The 5W charger = 1A. Since the wall charger that came with your nexus is 1.2A, you'll notice that it will charge slightly slower than it does when you plug it in at home, but still way faster than USB.
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20th March 2014, 08:15 PM |#3  
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9 watts at least.
Less just wont charge,The phone will just discharge slower.
20th March 2014, 09:46 PM |#4  
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9 watts at least.
Less just wont charge,The phone will just discharge slower.

The A/C adapter that comes with the Nexus 5 is only a 6W charger, so that can't be true.
21st March 2014, 06:24 PM |#5  
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This is from my experience bro.
Do not forget that watt=volt*amp (5 volts * 2.0 amp=10 watts).
Which gives us that 10 watts equal to 2 amp home wall charger or 9w which would be equal to 1.8 amp charger if you'll try a 6w charger It's just too low for the nexus it will charge up to 1.2 amp,and this is honestly not enough.
Also the Nexus 5 chargers really slow if the phone being used while charging (which in this occasion could be GPS,Music,Bluetooth),so yeah,9 watt at least.
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This is interesting. So probably the 5W is enough for a slow charger and will charge slower than the Wall Charger.

10W will definitely charge faster than the wall charger.
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