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Charging the OnePlus One

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30th September 2014, 07:58 PM   |  #1  
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i got a oneplus and am wondering if its okay to use a 3rd party charger. i got the anker 40w 5 port charger and would like to know if that charger would be safe to use with the oneplus one. or should i stick with using the original charger? thanks
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You can use any charger. But if the output is any less than 2.1Ah you'll charge quite slowly. You also need to use the original cable or a cable with a 24AWG or better rating.

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You can use any charger. But if the output is any less than 2.1Ah you'll charge quite slowly. You also need to use the original cable or a cable with a 24AWG or better rating.

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Woah, good to know... I use the OEM charger/cable for the main, overnight charges.

Otherwise the other ones I have kicking around are:

3ft and 10ft - USB 2.0 A Male to Micro 5pin Male 28/24AWG Cable w/ Ferrite Core (Gold Plated)
6ft - USB 2.0 A Male to Micro 5pin Male Premium (Gold Plated) - not as heavy gauge as the above


So if I use my the cables mentioned above is it an issue? Or would I just expect slow charging? I use those for PC connectivity and charging at work.
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Anything less than 24AWG will result in at least slow charging, and in some cases it won't charge fully.

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I just use my old HTC charger/cable and it charges fine
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I just use my old HTC charger/cable and it charges fine

At the same speed as with the OEM charger? It's impossible.

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At the same speed as with the OEM charger? It's impossible.

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I didn't say at the same speed, just that it charges fine

It went from zero to full in about 2 hours from memory the other day, maybe a bit longer I can't remember
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Gonna buy the kopi cable recommended in the other thread. The OEM cable is too short for my use. I do have this long generic cable I bought off eBay and it seems to charge fast. Maybe 1% per min.

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