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Old July 5th, 2012, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've Googled and found that the OEM charger that accompanies the TF101 is 15VDC, 1.2 Amps. Has anyone tried using this on their phone? I'm thinking about swapping this charger w/ the one the came with my GNex, which is 1 Amp and lower VDC. I'd rather have the "heavy hitting" charger used on my phone in my car, and allow one that'll charge slower to be used at home when I charge my tablet while I sleep. So, has anyone else tried this?

 
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Old July 5th, 2012, 06:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use the Asus charger for my phone, camera, and various other micro USB devices and never had any issues. Works great, even internationally. I'm fairly certain I've even been able to charge my iPad with it, but don't quote me on that yet =)

Edit: just re-read your post again and I'm not sure if I answered your question. Are you trying to use the Asus wall charger to charge something other than your TF101? You threw me when you said you wanted to use the "heavy hitting" charger in your car.
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No, you did answer half of it. The amperage of the TF101's charger is higher than anything else I have, making it the "heavy hitter". The other part was if you think I can charge the tablet on a 1 amp charger. Basically, I want to swap the phone charger with the tablet charger.
 
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I've tried charging the tablet from a normal phone charger (like from a BlackBerry) and it didn't work. YMMV of course, but my guess is that the tablet doesn't even try to charge slowly if it has less than expected current. My iPad does the same thing sadly, because I agree with you it would be nice to use a lower powered charger if you don't need it right away.
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Pretty sure the tablet/keyboard won't even try to charge if it's not getting enough juice..

There are more of those "big amps" chargers out nowadays, you might find one at a regular store..
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Old July 6th, 2012, 11:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Unless you have a car charger designed for the TF it will not work. The other issue is that a car charger that supports the TF may not be designed like the TF wall wart. The TF wall wart only outputs 15V if the ASUS cable is conected to it, otherwise it only outputs 5V.

Most chargers will charge a TF BUT only if it is turned off and it will take many many hours to do a full charge, you will also see no indication that it is charging.
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