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  1. pentel

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    The charger has an output of 5V - 3.5A. Can this 3.5A charger be used on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge? Will the higher output damage the S7 Edge when it is used for charging the device?

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    Provided the charger has passed any relative national safety tests it should be fine. Properly-designed chargers will only supply whatever current the connected device requires; its max output may be 3.5A but an S7 will limit itself to (iirc) 2A @ 5V.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. Yes, that is a charger that "passed national safety tests".

    It is a Pwr+ charger that is UL certified as shown in photo, available from Amazon.

    http://www.ul.com/

    I have looked at Belkin, Logiix, Pure Gear, Kanex, etc chargers and none of these brands are UL certified (not listed on website or photos).
     
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    There is a misconception that a power supply ( charger ) that can provide more than rated requirements will damage electronic equipment.

    Nothing could be further from the truth.
    The voltage requirement is the critical thing to watch, if it has a 5V output, it does not matter.

    The phone's internal charger regulator determines how much current will be drawn by the device.


    Think of it this way. A car's battery can provide up to 600+ amps at maximum discharge.
    but you car's radio only requires a few hundred milliAmps to operate.
     
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