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

  1. nironater

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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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    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
     
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    Will a 2A or 1.6A charger damage/overheat my battery/device?
     
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    No, the charging controller of the phone determines the charging amperage.
    So the charger should have enough amperage for to supply.

    Harry
     
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    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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