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31st January 2014, 03:51 AM |#1  
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I have a few of the belkin/off brand dual USB auto adapters. But they all have output of around 500mA so basically when using bluetooth and GPS on the rd I'm drawing more power than I'm getting. I've looked around on amazon for some usb adapters but seems like a lot of them for some reason only really fast charge with IPads or other apple devices and for some reason they slow charge android devices. Apparently iphones have some sort of communications with the chargers to draw more power.

So my question is does anyone have one or know of one that works with the G2 and fast charges. I'd prefer one that is flush like my existing belkin and not one that sticks out a few inches. Dual ports would be nice, but at this point I'm not picky. Having said that, I'd like to not spend $30 on it.
 
 
31st January 2014, 11:57 PM |#2  
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To add to it, I installed some battery monitor widget and while in the car today I just popped it open and noticed that it said "USB Connected Discharging" So basically It actually drains power quicker than if it wasn't connected to the charger at all!
1st February 2014, 05:36 PM |#3  
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I have a few of the belkin/off brand dual USB auto adapters. But they all have output of around 500mA so basically when using bluetooth and GPS on the rd I'm drawing more power than I'm getting. I've looked around on amazon for some usb adapters but seems like a lot of them for some reason only really fast charge with IPads or other apple devices and for some reason they slow charge android devices. Apparently iphones have some sort of communications with the chargers to draw more power.

So my question is does anyone have one or know of one that works with the G2 and fast charges. I'd prefer one that is flush like my existing belkin and not one that sticks out a few inches. Dual ports would be nice, but at this point I'm not picky. Having said that, I'd like to not spend $30 on it.

There is a long thread on this already.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2454301
It seems that the bigger issue is not finding a 2amp charger, but a USB cable with the correct gauge similar to the oem one. I believe the oem cable is 20 gauge and I believe I found one on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/cr/B009Z94PV2/ref=mw_dp_cr
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2nd February 2014, 07:51 AM |#4  
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I don't get why it's such a difficult thing to find? Doesn't LG make a car charger that charges it's own phone?

I use my older Motorola ones and they work fine. Not full 2 amp but I can stream iheartradio or Pandora and the phone will charge up still. But the screen is off, not like using GPS. Still would like a fast charger tho.
2nd February 2014, 04:04 PM |#5  
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I have an Anker 24w 2 port charger and it charges my phone as fast as the wall charger. I tested it with a charger doctor and it does read 1.8a current flowing thru.

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2nd February 2014, 06:20 PM |#6  
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I got a charger made by rocket dog I do believe for best buy best car charger I've ever had and it has an extra usb on the top

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3rd February 2014, 06:37 AM |#7  
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It's not the charger that seems to be the problem. 2a Chargers can be had in many places. It seems a 20 gauge wire is the difference.
5th February 2014, 01:22 AM |#8  
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Here is a link to a post I made in another thread with a tested and working setup in my car
Cheap too.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=229
5th February 2014, 02:47 AM |#9  
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No, the problem is the op isn't using a charger designed for Android.
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