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  1. wigfield

    wigfield Well-Known Member

    Ive had my s3 replaced but the charger is 2 amp charger i dont think its a s3 charger as its white my one was black,it seems to be charging 2% every 5 minutes,so i put it on charge at 97% and it took 7minutes to fully charge.

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  2. GTWalling

    GTWalling Well-Known Member

    The S3 and battery have a circuit built in to limit the charge to 1 amp regardless of how much over 1 amp the charger puts out.
  3. wigfield

    wigfield Well-Known Member

    Ok didnt know that,so does that sound like its taking to long to charge? How much should the charge go up like in 5 minutes?
  4. freakshow85

    freakshow85 Well-Known Member

    Yeah that's about what I've calculated, then. Maybe up to 1.2a charge rate but I'm not sure of this and if you know for a fact it is 1a max charge rate then that is interesting to know. 1a charge rate minus the amount your phone is using... which could be 1-1.2a while gaming and screen brightness turned up, or .2a/200 mah while not in use. Just depends on what software you have running along with your signal strength.
  5. wigfield

    wigfield Well-Known Member

    When im charging its left alone not used at all. So you saying it sounds normal?
  6. hatredg0d

    hatredg0d Well-Known Member

    Sounds normal to me, the charge actually slows down and drops below one amp after about 50% or based on the temp of the battery. Some HTC phones even stop charging once you get to 100%, while others trickle charge until the phone is unplugged.
  7. ArchanAlias

    ArchanAlias Active Member

    How new is this phone, and has your phone gone through any system updates while you had it? I was playing with my battery life today on my Galaxy S3, and I deleted my batterystats.bin file (requires root) to reset how my phone tracks its battery life throughout the day, and I also downloaded a battery saving app. Those two in tandem extended my battery life to a whopping 8 hours on heavy use.
  8. wigfield

    wigfield Well-Known Member

    Phone was replaced with no apps just what was preloded i then charged it as the battery was about 50% and it was charging 2% every 5minutes. It has the latest system update,no problem with battery life just thought charging 2% every 5 minutes was a bit wrong.
  9. ArchanAlias

    ArchanAlias Active Member

    If you're running 4.4.2 KitKat, you may notice a heightened battery use. I noticed I had a similar problem when I updated to it.
  10. wigfield

    wigfield Well-Known Member

    Hi no not got kitkat over here,the phone holds its charge just great, but charging seemed a bit to long.
  11. freakshow85

    freakshow85 Well-Known Member

    I think these phones can be very picky with their chargers. Believe it or not, but the fastest way for my phone to charge is not the stock OEM Samsung 1a charger, it's not my aftermarket Anker dual port 1.5a/2.1a charger. It is some off brand dual 1a usb car charger, brand name "Wireless", from Wal-Mart. I also have a dual 1a usb "Schosche" or some odd name I also got from Wal-Mart that still doesn't charge as fast.
  12. wigfield

    wigfield Well-Known Member

    I could be me being picky the previous S3 was charging very very slow 2% in 30minutes.
  13. wigfield

    wigfield Well-Known Member

    Ive run it flat so the battery and phone can calibrate, hope it solves it.
  14. wigfield

    wigfield Well-Known Member

    Letting it run flat so it turned itself off seemed to be a good thing from that state it took 2 hours 30 minutes.
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