FORUMS

PSA: You Can Optimize Your Note 4’s Recents Menu & RAM

The Note 4 never had the fastest Recents Menu, and despite its 3GB of RAM, … more

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (July 25 – Aug 1)

Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a … more

Voices Of XDA: Orbiting The Earth With Android

Editor’s note: This week’s feature has been written by forum … more

CloudPlayer: DIY HiFi Music Streaming Solution

In our Helpful Guide to Music Streaming Services, we mentioned several different services … more

2 amp car charger?

33 posts
Thanks Meter: 6
 
By UpsideDownAce, Member on 12th November 2012, 01:23 AM
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread
13th November 2012, 02:03 PM |#21  
Member
Thanks Meter: 10
 
More
Belkin ones are good.

Got one and it said 2A iirc
 
 
13th November 2012, 02:09 PM |#22  
Senior Member
Flag Connecticut
Thanks Meter: 64
 
More
I picked on up at Best Buy that says it's 2.1A. It's a Rocketfish single USB adapter(as mentioned, I tried a 2A from Walmart but didn't realize i was a DUAL plug and only supplied 1A to each).

Hopefully the Rocketfixh one will work but I'd like to know if there is an app or some way to tell how many amps it's getting while charging. Otherwise I have no way of telling.
13th November 2012, 06:47 PM |#23  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 198
 
More
What app (if any) are you guys using tk measurr charge rate?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using xda app-developers app
13th November 2012, 08:30 PM |#24  
hopefulfarm's Avatar
Member
Flag Madison
Thanks Meter: 4
 
More
Can anyone comment on this charger on Amazon?
http://www.amazon.com/Qmadix-QM-DMCH...A+Charging+Kit

It's a 4.2amp charger, each of the 2 outlets charges at 2.1amps.
The Following User Says Thank You to hopefulfarm For This Useful Post: [ View ]
13th November 2012, 11:23 PM |#25  
Senior Member
Flag Connecticut
Thanks Meter: 64
 
More
I now see the difference between the charging speed. I had been using a 1A charger and when I would leave work, I'd be about 60% and after an hr+ drive, I'd maybe be at 80% if I was lucky.

Today I used the new 2.1A charger I got and when I left work, my battery was at 63%. After the hour+ or so drive and a 10 minute conversation on the phone, during the drive, I was at... 100%.

It makes a BIG difference.
Last edited by Chuck_IV; 13th November 2012 at 11:38 PM.
The Following User Says Thank You to Chuck_IV For This Useful Post: [ View ]
14th November 2012, 04:54 PM |#26  
Senior Member
Flag Brooklyn, NY
Thanks Meter: 72
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuck_IV

I now see the difference between the charging speed. I had been using a 1A charger and when I would leave work, I'd be about 60% and after an hr+ drive, I'd maybe be at 80% if I was lucky.

Today I used the new 2.1A charger I got and when I left work, my battery was at 63%. After the hour+ or so drive and a 10 minute conversation on the phone, during the drive, I was at... 100%.

It makes a BIG difference.

which did you buy if you do not mind me asking
14th November 2012, 05:24 PM |#27  
Senior Member
Flag Connecticut
Thanks Meter: 64
 
More
See my post a few up. It was a Rocketfish 2.1 adapter. I can't seem to find it on their site tho. However there is a Belkin version which I think works too.

Sent from my SPH-L900 using xda premium
The Following User Says Thank You to Chuck_IV For This Useful Post: [ View ]
14th November 2012, 05:37 PM |#28  
Senior Member
Flag Brooklyn, NY
Thanks Meter: 72
 
More
Hey guys,

I am looking to get a good rapid charger for the Note 2,

By the way, thanks for the RocketFish info

I am looking to get a 4.2 amp one that way it is 2.1 to each port (i usually have both an iPad and a Note 2, or two Note 2's with me)

I found these two:

http://www.amazon.com/Qmadix-QM-DMCH..._172282_b1_1_p

http://www.amazon.com/SCOSCHE-usbc20...5752011_a1_8_p

Any feedback from anyone in regards to those two? or do you guys know of any other good ones?
15th November 2012, 05:36 AM |#29  
Senior Member
Flag Connecticut
Thanks Meter: 64
 
More
Read the comments on the scosche one. The problem is most of these 2.1amp chargers are made for Apple devices which use a specific way/2 pins to charge. When a non-Apple device is connected, it doesn't use the full 2amps to charge with.

A way around this, as mentioned earlier in this thread is to short those specific 2 pins on the usb cable and it will work on non-apple devices at full amps.

I really wish there was a simple ap that shws the charging amps but it seems like Samsung does something wierd with reporting this info so many of the normal apps won't report it right.
15th November 2012, 03:26 PM |#30  
Senior Member
Flag Brooklyn, NY
Thanks Meter: 72
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuck_IV

Read the comments on the scosche one. The problem is most of these 2.1amp chargers are made for Apple devices which use a specific way/2 pins to charge. When a non-Apple device is connected, it doesn't use the full 2amps to charge with.

A way around this, as mentioned earlier in this thread is to short those specific 2 pins on the usb cable and it will work on non-apple devices at full amps.

I really wish there was a simple ap that shws the charging amps but it seems like Samsung does something wierd with reporting this info so many of the normal apps won't report it right.

Alright, so if I were to order either one of the two listed above in my previous post, and also if I get http://www.amazon.com/Naztech-Micro-...ref=pd_sim_e_2 I should be perfectly fine?
16th November 2012, 08:54 AM |#31  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 198
 
More
Works perfectly out of the box

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using xda app-developers app
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1353056064571.jpg
Views:	1512
Size:	194.3 KB
ID:	1485891  

Read More
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes