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  1. S Chonson

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    What's the best, fastest car charger for the S4?
     

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    I very much doubt that there is such a thing. A charger is a charger. All you need to do is look for one that produces a high current. The stock mains charger produces 2A and there are loads of chargers on eBay that produce 2A, take your pick.
     
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    I'm using one of the 'cordless' charging pads, it works well. Of course you have to add a receiver to you phone for that to work.
     
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    Wireless chargers suit a lot of people but one drawback they have is they don't produce a very large current. It's normally about 600mA as opposed to 2A so your phone would take 2-3 times as long to charge.
     
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    Or actually deplete the battery while running tasks and having the screen on.
     
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    Looks to me like the charging current the GS4 will accept has been reduced since the AMF3 update. I used to see 1900mAh going in, but it starts out at 1200mAh now. Using the same OEM Samsung 2 Amp charger. Using my iPad 2.1 Ah charger, I see the same numbers. I believe the same is true of my OEM Samsung 2Ah car charger too.
     
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    I bought the Verizon branded 2A charger that has an additional USB out on it. It will charge two devices and works very well. It wasn't cheap, but I get a fairly hefty corp discount so it didn't hurt so bad.

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    This is the one I bought and it works great:
    Vehicle Charger (2 Amp) w/ Detachable Micro USB to USB Cable

    If the link does not show up, go to the Samsung DOT com website and search for "ECA-U21CBEBXAR".

    To test your charger (for how it's REALLY CHARGING), download the FREE APP at the playstore "Galaxy Charging Current Lite" or the link
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.abmantis.galaxychargingcurrent.free

    Most car chargers DO NOT charge as much as this one!

    Good luck!
     
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    It's charges my phone at 900-1100, which is the fastest my phone has charged in my car.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
     

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