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12th November 2012, 08:49 AM |#11  
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This is the charger I currently have

http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Vehic...ef=pd_cp_cps_0

I have a few of those, however they charged suuuuuuuper slow on my OG note. I cant imagine they would charge any faster on the Note 2. Works great on my atrix tho

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13th November 2012, 04:41 AM |#12  
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Motorola and the Samsung connectors aren't compatible. The charger in the link is strictly Motorola only. What am I missing?

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13th November 2012, 04:42 AM |#13  
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Micro usb is micro usb

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This is the charger I currently have

http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Vehic...ef=pd_cp_cps_0

I believe this is a 1A charger. I have the exact same one, which I used on my EVO 3D.

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I found a 2A car charger on the shelf at Wal-Mart for $8. Works fine for me.

Hope it wasn't the one I found. It SAYS 2A on the box but it has 2 USB ports and thus feeds 1A PER PORT.
13th November 2012, 04:47 AM |#15  
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The Samsung OEM car charger for either the tablets or the Notes is a 2A unit.
13th November 2012, 04:50 AM |#16  
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This is the charger I currently have

http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Vehic...ef=pd_cp_cps_0

That's the exact one I use as well. To give you an example, the Note 2 just can't be charged via standard USB port. 450mAh is not enough. I will see if I can do some testing to show you the differences visually this week.

Driving 45 min to pick up the last 64gb microSD card for sale in TN at radio shack (for $39) I had bluetooth on, sharing my data connection with my wifes tablet via foxfi, and using gps, the motorola still can charge the battery while all that was running. At my office, we would call that FM, because I can't really explain how it works just as good as my $15 2.1mAh charger.
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What app are you guys using to measure charging rate?

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13th November 2012, 09:05 AM |#18  
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I use a 3A charger in my car, but it's all wired in. Got myself one of these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DC-DC-Conv...item3ccbaa5de8 , a 3 way switch, 2 'add-a-fuse' things and wired it all up behind the dashboard with just my Micro USB cable poking out in the drivers side of the dashboard, which plugged into my old car cradle when I had the HTC Sensation. The switch is mounted in one of the blanking plates down by my right knee (right hand drive) and lets me choose between off, on and on-with-ignition for the charger. At the moment I have to plug it into the bottom of the Note 2 myself but I'm planning next to de the wireless charging mod, and integrate the charger into the cradle I have, with NFC also in there to activate car mode when I put the phone in the cradle for (IMO) the perfect solution with no wires trailed all over the car, and my lighter socket free for other things

It was all pretty cheap as well, and an easy mod to do - even though the cradle is on the opposite side of the car to the fuse box and I had to pull out the whole radio and centre console to route the wires... all hidden away now though.

I'll be doing the same on my next car as well.
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I was looking at *low profile* dual USB ported chargers but it appears from my lack of knowledge that these are all wired for iPad charging and without a specific charging cable they will only supply max 1A to the Note 2. Can someone with more technical knowledge of the vagaries of USB power please clarify in simple terms?
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I would have thought the iPad would take a higher current than 1A
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Belkin ones are good.

Got one and it said 2A iirc

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