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  1. kylecummins

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    Basically I want yo purchase 1 wireless charger for at home, and one corded charger to carry with me when I go to work.

    Obviously want the fastest charger available, would prefer OEM.

    Any ideas where to find?
     

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    Register for Samsung pay and get a free wireless charger
     
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    I domt have my phone until friday, and i am in Canada
     
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    still looking for good fast chargers..

    can anyone point me in the right direction to find both a wired and a wireless one?

    what models am I looking for? I want to use OEM chargers, and whatever the best ones for the s7 edge are.

    thank you
     
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    If you want OEM have you tried the Samsung website?
     
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    Well, if you want "Fast Charging" with the S7 the minimum output on the charging pad you use is 10watt. Also, you need to be using a Qualcomm Certified 18W Wall Charger if you want Fast Charging. Again, you need both of these!

    For the record, the charging pads and charge adapters that are 5w will charge your S7 but will not fast charge your S7.
    Another point is the newest spec adapters are Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 specification (go to Qualcomm Website)
    and these adapters are 15w. These Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 adapters will give you fast charging that is a tad faster but not much faster. Also, I not believe the S7 supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

    SO, my recommendations:
    For S7 Fast Charging is to buy a Qualcomm Certified 18W Wall Charger plus a 20AWG 3.3ft micro USB cable, if you just want a spare, fast charge, wall charger.

    A person with an S7 that wants a charging pad that offers fast charging for the S7, they should go with a 10 watt charging pad that plugs into a Qualcomm Certified 18W Wall Charger.

    Here is a link to the pad and adapter that I use. It has the specs I mention above. Price is decent. Be sure you select and order the one that has "Fast Pad + Adapter" as remember, you need both.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015351V9U?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00

    For a reasonably priced, decent wall adapter and cable you might consider this one. My buddy has it and it works great
    with his S7.
    http://www.amazon.com/Aukey-PA-U28-Qualcomm-Certified-Smartphones/dp/B00QEX83LA/ref=pd_bxgy_107_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1TXVQ3NX7RE2G3BBQD7F'

    My buddy also purchased this Aukey Car Charger which works well with the S7 ... is fast charging.
    http://www.amazon.com/Qualcomm-Tech...xgy_107_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0FQAVF3VGTGCBJDQQXTJ
     
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    Would the Aukey wall adapter also work with that Choetech charging pad?

    Assuming both are ok with an S7 edge.
     
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    Yes, as it is by spec, a Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 adapter. Also, it regard to the Aukey wall adapter and the cable that comes with it. A few reviews say the cable itself is not heavy duty and prone to breaking. For the price they want for the unit though it is still a terrific price ($8.99) for a Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 adapter. Yup, aok with with either S7 or S7 Edge.
     
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    Well, in that amazon ad, for that charging pad there is no mention whether it is a standard mode 5watt pad or 10watt fast charge capable pad. You need a 10w pad and a fast charge adapter if you want fast charging. My GUESS is that pad is a 5 watt pad so no fast charging with that. See the ad below for a Choetech pad. Do note the IMPORTANT in the ad.

    • Universal Compatibility: two modes for wireless charging: (1)Fast Charge Mode;(2)Standard Charge Mode
    • Fast Charge Mode(Output 10W Max) for your Galaxy S7,S7 Edge,Note 5 and S6 Edge+(Note: adapter from S7 or S7 Edge is not compatible); Standard Charge Mode(Output 5W Max) for your standard QI enabled device like S6,S6 Edge, Nexus 4/5/6
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: Quick charge 2.0/3.0 Adaptive Fast Charger is required for the fast charge wireless charging feature; adapter came with S7/S7 Edge is not compatible with this wireless charger
     
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    Galaxy S7 and Edge are not compatible with Quick Charge 3.0. They are Quick Charge 2.0 spec. So don't pay the extra price of a 3.0 charger when a 2.0 will work just as well.

    Samsung could have made the Snapdragon 820 models 3.0 compatible but then the people with the Exynos chips would be left out.
     
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    Well, recommend politely that you don't "think" but know for a fa ct before purchase. I would bet it is a 5watt charger. Regardless, I would not buy unless I was 100% sure it is a 1owatt pad. As for the one you just asked about, YES, that will give you fast charge but only if you do not use your OEM S7 adapter that came with the S7 but rather a Quick charge 2.0/3.0 Adaptive Fast Charger. The Aukey Quick charge 2.0 Adaptive Fast Charger will work with that pad to give you fast charging.
     
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    I have the s7 edge it's supplied with a QC2 fast charger already isn't it?
     
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    Agreed much cheaper to go with the Quick Charge 2.0,. of course unless you are looking to the future when you may very well have a phone capable of the Quick Charge 3.0. $8.99 (Aukey) is a terrific price for a well reviewed Quick Charge 2.0
     
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    YES, it is but most if not all of the pad vendors are saying that Samsung Fast Charge adapter is a no go (won't work with their pad) with their pad. By the way, the S7 and S7 Edge both comes with the exact same micro cable and fast charge adapter.

    Read Amazon reviews and you will see people verifying that the Samsung adapter is a no go with the aftermarket pad they bought. As for me, I cannot attest to whether the Samsung fast charge adapter does or does not work with any given pad.
     
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    It will be ok in this case;

    "Please use the original QC 2.0 adapter & cable or our QC 2.0 adapter & cable as its power source, in that way the charger will charge at max speed of 13.5w. If a non-Samsung or Samsung charger below 2A is used, you may damage the charging pad"
     
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    Great!
     
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    BillArf: what cable do you recommend to use if the Choetech cable is flimsy??
     
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    You want 20 gauge USB wire to achieve full benefits of quick charge 2.0. I believe 24 gauge is minimum spec so going 20 is being safe.
     
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    #22 kylecummins, Mar 14, 2016
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    20AWG micro usb cable for use with a fast charging adapter is what you want. Not sure what brand. Hopefully, someone here can recommend a quality 20AWG micro usb cable 3' long that they believe is resistant to breaking and that has contact barbs that are aok, etc..
     
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