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17th February 2013, 08:07 PM   |  #1  
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Yesterday I just bought a new 8000mah power bank(ProMini 8000), which has 2.1A output but I still not very satisfy with the charge speed compare to the stock Note 2 lte charger.


So I did some experiments, found out charge speed have A LOT to do with the quality of cables! Going to share the result with you guys.

here are the tests
1. First is "Note 2 LTE stock charger + Note 2 LTE stock USB cable"

1.8A, not bad!

2. "The new power bank(ProMini 8000) + The USB cable came with the package"

1A...meh

3. "ProMini 8000 + Note 2 LTE stock usb cable"

WOAH!! 1.5A, lower than the stock charger but really not that bad!

4. "Note 2 LTE stock charger +My old Galaxy Note 1 stock USB cable"

1A, So what material is the Note 2 USB cable made of? Uranium? Even Note 1 stock USB cable can't compete

5. "Note 2 LTE stock charger + some home depot generic micro-USB to USB cable"

0.6A Well, you get what you pay for..

Honestly, I didn't expect USB cable quality make this much of a difference.
I guess the Note 2 USB cable used some higher gauge wires?

Anyway I am going out to get some more Note 2 stock cable tomorrow, for the power bank and maybe other computers.
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17th February 2013, 08:46 PM   |  #2  
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Re: Slow charging? get a better cable(with proof)
Great info. (although thought might mention this is note 1 forum!)

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17th February 2013, 09:01 PM   |  #3  
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Great info. (although thought might mention this is note 1 forum!)

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Yeah man I was going to post on Note 2 forum but accidently I posted in here.
I figure this info would benefit Note 1 users as well(I myself also ex-Note 1 user , great phone! still not feeling dated now)
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17th February 2013, 10:38 PM   |  #4  
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Re: Slow charging? get a better cable(with proof)
Important is the thickness of the cable I think...

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18th February 2013, 06:53 PM   |  #5  
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Re: Slow charging? get a better cable(with proof)
Good find.. Actually i too facing the slow charging issue.. Will get a new charging cable now

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19th February 2013, 12:51 AM   |  #6  
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Re: Slow charging? get a better cable(with proof)
I don't think it has anything to do with cable.

Try this,

1. Plug the adapter to power socket,
2. Plug the usb cable to adapter,
3. Open battery setting in your device (note 1 or 2). Before plugging the usb to your phone it should show unplugged
4. Plug the usb cable to device. It should show either AC or USB plugged.
5. UNPLUG and plug the cable until you get what you want, AC (fast) or USB (slow) charging.

I would say that our device keep it balanced between fast and slow charging to extend battery life.

Give it a try and tell me what happen.

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19th February 2013, 02:02 PM   |  #7  
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I believe its more about the Charger it self, should always use original charger never the less.
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19th February 2013, 07:00 PM   |  #8  
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Re: Slow charging? get a better cable(with proof)
Like its something new. Try charging ur note with a tab2 7.0 charger. It will charge ur phone in just 40 mins.

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19th February 2013, 07:36 PM   |  #9  
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Re: Slow charging? get a better cable(with proof)
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Originally Posted by h.salim

I don't think it has anything to do with cable.

Try this,

1. Plug the adapter to power socket,
2. Plug the usb cable to adapter,
3. Open battery setting in your device (note 1 or 2). Before plugging the usb to your phone it should show unplugged
4. Plug the usb cable to device. It should show either AC or USB plugged.
5. UNPLUG and plug the cable until you get what you want, AC (fast) or USB (slow) charging.

I would say that our device keep it balanced between fast and slow charging to extend battery life.

Give it a try and tell me what happen.

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AC = adapter charging maybe? Or maybe type of current... There is no switching between two modes on plug\unplug
Oh,and there is no battery settings,only battery info in settings

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20th February 2013, 08:29 AM   |  #10  
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