Originally Posted by Tamen
Hi mate, Appreciate the quick response
It was indeed the cable!
I hadn't even thought of that and was going straight to different USB chargers. The stock sammy cable & charger had previously worked fine but now wasn't, replacing the cable got me 1000 and 1400 'units' of charging (mA or mAh I think?) - far better than the 100 I was getting earlier on (and only just shy of the 1698 that the stock cable used to get).
Comparing the cable to a good one I would say that perhaps the centre pins are somewhat out of place, so maybe it wasn't making a good connection in the phone? Don't think I did anything nasty to it and I've always been really careful but I guess these things happen. At some point I'll be looking to order a new micro usb cable so if you know of any good ones or ones to avoid then please fill me in
The genuine samsung usb cables are very good quality, micro usb cables are a little fragile and overtime they tend to have some problems.
You are getting the right-ish amount of mA now so you're good to go
(Optimal is 2000 for the note 2)
The phone charging slower is a security mechanism in the kernel that detects unstable current and throttles charging to a safe value to prevent damage, you can disable it in STweaks if you want to use the old cable but that's pretty risky.
Protip: the thicker the cable the better, usually.
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