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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Lefthand, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Lefthand

    Lefthand Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Just wanted to know if it was ok to use my phone charger (HTC One S) to charge the N, or vice versa? On the N's user guide they're quite specific about using ONLY it's own. But it's a bit of a pain to carry around two chargers!

  2. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    As far as I know, the N7 charger has an output amperage of 2A ... and the One S's has only 1A, not enough for the N7.

    But you can use the N7 charger for the One S without to worry :)

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  3. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie

    The included charger may charge faster because it has a slightly higher amperage than average, but I have had no problem charging from any of the 10 or so generic micro usb chargers I have stashed around the house and work.
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  4. Lefthand

    Lefthand Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks! Does that mean if i use the N7 charger with the phone it'll charge faster?
  5. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    No, the phone will charge as fast and with the same amperage (up to 1A) as with its HTC charger.

    This is because the phone determines its charging amperage.

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  6. jhsrennie

    jhsrennie Android Enthusiast

    When I'm travelling I use the charger from my Galaxy Nexus to charge my N7 and it works just fine. As others have said in this thread it is slower than the Nexus's own charger, but not disastrously so.

    I'm a bit paranoid about using the N7 charger to charge my GNEX in case the GNEX charges too fast and heats up the battery. Overheating lithium batteries shortens their life. However check before you believe what is probably just superstition on my part.
  7. Teknologic

    Teknologic Android Expert

    Using the charger for my nexus one results in it charging for half a second every 2 seconds, which means it drains the battery more because it'll light up the screen every 2 seconds, very weird.
  8. Hoppy

    Hoppy Newbie

    I use my Nexus charger to charge my HTC One X with no problems it does not get any warmer when charging and seems to take the same time to charge as with the HTC charger.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
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  9. En4cer2k11

    En4cer2k11 Well-Known Member

    I have so many micro USB cords lying around, I just use whatever cord is closest to me to charge whatever device needs charging and they all work fine with any device.
  10. gbynum

    gbynum Member

    I've never had any problem with any of my multiple chargers either. But a further comment ...

    It appears that the Nexus will charge, if current is available, at up to about 1.2A. It appears that it draws about 0.5 or 0.6A to run. Thus the 2A Asus charger will run it and charge at full rate simultaneously.

    When "off", the charge rates from my Motorola 850mA changers and my Asus 2A charger seem substantially the same. When "on", charge is quick with the Asus charger, and slower with the Motorola. I have a car charger that is 500mA max, as are most computer USB ports (that's the USB standard). Depending on screen brightness and what I'm doing, the charger sometimes doesn't even keep up ... but it is close.

    If I plug it in going to bed, all seem to fully charge it by morning.

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