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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Colmss, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Colmss

    Colmss Well-Known Member
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    Hi,

    my current car charger is too weak to charge the phone while using GPS and music player. I wanted to buy a new one but realized that there is a huge variety especially regarding currents! How do I make sure that the current is not that high that it fries my phone/battery?!
     

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  2. MikeAusA

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    If you had a 10 amp adapter, your phone would still only draw as much as it needs and can safely use.

    The current rating on a power supply is a maximum CAPABILITY.

    I'm using a 2 amp adapter - as long as it's 5 volts the phone will be safe and happy.

    Mike
     
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    Also, keep in mind that when the temp of the phone goes above 107 degrees, it won't charge as fast. (I know from personal experience.) I try and use the AC vent on long drives that blows on the phone to keep it cool so it can stay charged. (I use a 750 wtts power invertor using the wall charger.)
     
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    Thanks, I am using Moto's stock car charger now!
     

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