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This is an easy fix and it should work on most chargers that have this problem.

I had this problem with the Griffin PowerJolt Dual Universal Micro that I bought for my TouchPro2. To fix it all you have to do is open up the housing (make sure you don't lose any parts, some are under tension and have the tendency to fly away) and solder together the two middle solder points on the usb connector. I have attached an image of what you should look for.Just make sure you do not accidentally solder to either pin 1 or 4 as they are the +V and -V. Once you solder the middle pins together you should be able to reassemble the charger and you phone should see it as an ac charger and will be able to charge faster. Let me know if this works for you.
Opened up, put a little drop of solder on the 2 center connections closed back up. Now it's charging as AC. Thanks! Hardest part is finding all the pieces under pressure that pop out when opening. Lol.
 
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Very cool! Just did this to the Amazon Basics 2.1 Amp Car Charger.
Poppped the case apart:


Soldered the two pins together:


Put the case together, plugged it in, and got 872mA right off the bat! Nice!
 
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This one works without soldering or anything. It charges the EXTENDED batter about 1% every two minutes.



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details
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Just ordered one and will order another if it works. Hell of a deal at under $3 including shipping.

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This one works without soldering or anything. It charges the EXTENDED batter about 1% every two minutes.



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details
Good find. Reviews say it puts out 1 amp!
 
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This one works without soldering or anything. It charges the EXTENDED batter about 1% every two minutes.



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details
so a 1 amp charger that registers AC mode eh?.. thats cool.

still sad though that i have 2 2.1 amp dongles(a belkin and a kensington) that both charge my asus transformer & ipad 2 fast... but when i connect the rezound to either it registers as USB mode and charges slow as hell(loses charge if i actually use the rezound while charging).

anyone know if there's a 2.1 that will do AC mode?


i ended getting this rocketfish rapid charger from best buy but with the coil like cable & the standard micro connection it's a tad loose and occassionally stops charging depending on the phone's placement.
 
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still sad though that i have 2 2.1 amp dongles(a belkin and a kensington) that both charge my asus transformer & ipad 2 fast... but when i connect the rezound to either it registers as USB mode and charges slow as hell(loses charge if i actually use the rezound while charging).
You say that as if the problem is with the Rezound. It's not. Those chargers simply don't follow the USB spec.
 
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Yea, I got one and it didn't work. Charged around 200 mah. Impossible to take apart so I just got the 1 amp one. It 6 times cheaper so I'm happy.
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so a 1 amp charger that registers AC mode eh?.. thats cool.

still sad though that i have 2 2.1 amp dongles(a belkin and a kensington) that both charge my asus transformer & ipad 2 fast... but when i connect the rezound to either it registers as USB mode and charges slow as hell(loses charge if i actually use the rezound while charging).

anyone know if there's a 2.1 that will do AC mode?


i ended getting this rocketfish rapid charger from best buy but with the coil like cable & the standard micro connection it's a tad loose and occassionally stops charging depending on the phone's placement.
I got mine and it works amazingly! Best $3 spent in a long time. Thanks!

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This one works without soldering or anything. It charges the EXTENDED batter about 1% every two minutes.



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details
Meant to quote this, sorry.

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