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Car charger that charges at wall charger speeds?

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16th April 2012, 03:40 AM   |  #21  
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Originally Posted by Dougshell

Let me get this clear.

All i need to look for when it is charging is AC mode. As long as it says that, it doesnt matter what i have or have not done to the cables, AC mode is AC mode.

The charger i am looking at getting is 2.1 amp (because it has a spare usb port...so 1amp per line) and when i plug it in and it says AC MODE then its good to go right.

I just bought a TMOBILE offical charger that shows AC MODE, so when it MONOPRICE charger arrives i can compare. If it doesnt work its another 5 bucks, if it does i can take the tmo one back.

But again i am just wondering are there any caveats to AC MODE, or is it that once AC mode shows that is all that matters.

I think your good with AC Mode
16th April 2012, 08:08 PM   |  #22  
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I bought this and it's the best thing ever! You can plug in two devices and a gps.....it charges super fast. I use it with my Samsung vibrants USB cord with all 3 of my phones ( sgs2, HTC sensation, and galaxy note n7000) with no issues. I can have my tomtom, sgs2 and my tab plug in at the same time and it takes about (roughly, as I've never really timed it) 1 1/2 hour to charge from dead.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00167...dir_mdp_mobile
17th April 2012, 07:01 AM   |  #23  
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This car charger charges at 1000mah without any modifications.
Confirmed it the phone picks it up as an AC charger and charges fast on it.

It is also incredibly slim. Also has a greed LED.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882021214
20th April 2012, 07:27 PM   |  #24  
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If you're still feeling cheap, these are less than $2:

http://dx.com/mini-car-cigarette-pow...-48925?item=34

I have 5 of them (gave the other 4 to family) and it charges the phone fairly quickly. I just went outside and can confirm that it shows A/C charging.

Side Note:

This one is 2 amps but I haven't tried it. I'm going to buy it and let you guys know how it works:

http://dx.com/universal-2000ma-usb-c...k-12-24v-72961
22nd April 2012, 01:24 AM   |  #25  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dougshell

Does anyone have an experience with this charger from MONOPRICE
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...mat=4#feedback

I need a great car charger and really dont want to spend to much money on it. Furthermore, if I am getting a 1+amp charger, as long as i am using the stock samsung charging cable then it shouldnt matter if the charger itself has D- and D+ shorted right?

Im assuming this is something standard on all usb CHARGING cables as appose to data cables.?


So I feel like a big ole d-bag for quoting myself..but oh well.

I received my monoprice charger today. Charges AC mode, LED is visible in direct sunlight, but is more then tolerable at night. I am very happy with this charger, and honestly i rather support mono then some random amazon reseller any day.
22nd April 2012, 05:34 AM   |  #26  
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Mono price has always stood for quality products.
22nd April 2012, 11:36 AM   |  #27  
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this will charge your battery as fast as a wall charger while using pandora and gps with the screen at full brightness http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-ECS-K1...5087337&sr=8-8
3rd May 2012, 09:51 AM   |  #28  
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I bought this one:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00

My battery level actually decreases with GPS on. On the device it says 2.1A output. I'm not sure why it charges to slowly for me.
3rd May 2012, 09:42 PM   |  #29  
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Does it show AC mode. I have the same charger. I will check with GPS on tomorrow, but f\or me the charger charges very fast.
4th May 2012, 07:35 PM   |  #30  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dougshell

Does it show AC mode. I have the same charger. I will check with GPS on tomorrow, but f\or me the charger charges very fast.

How do I know if it's charging in AC mode?

---------- Post added at 10:35 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:45 AM ----------

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Originally Posted by simeezee

How do I know if it's charging in AC mode?

Never mind, spare parts does the trick.

I have just tried again in my car. It DOES show AC charging with the Monoprice charger with both generic and Samsung USB cables.

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