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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nironater, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. nironater

    nironater Lurker
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    Hey there,

    My first post on this site - Yay! (not considering the introduction one so i can post the links i wanted)

    Call me crazy but there are contradictions regarding the required charging amperage. i know that the Nexus 4 comes with a travel adapter that outputs 1.2A and it even says so here
    but on the other hand on the Nexus 4 official manual (page 5 under "Charge the battery) they say the travel adapter outputs 2A.

    Now there are 2 options:
    1. the official manual has an error (as i know it comes with 1.2A charger).
    2. the device can input up to 2A max and they just supply you with a good enough 1.2A charger.

    Anyone has an idea?
     



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  2. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    I think this 2A is a "slip of the pen" :)

    As far as I know, only tablets need chargers with 2A or more amperage.

    Harry
     
  3. nironater

    nironater Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Will a 2A or 1.6A charger damage/overheat my battery/device?
     
  4. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    No, the charging controller of the phone determines the charging amperage.
    So the charger should have enough amperage for to supply.

    Harry
     
  5. andrews317

    andrews317 Android Enthusiast

    As Harry says, the phone limits the amount of amperage needed. But in case you plug a smaller charger (less than 1.6A), your phone will take longer to charge.
     
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The Nexus 4 release date was November 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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