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  1. recDNA

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    I bought a new Xtreme 2.1 amp car charger for my note 3. I noticed that although it charges the phone quickly if I leave it plugged in the phone got up to 110 F. I thought the phone stopped charging at 100% regardless of charger? How Hot is safe? Can you suggest an inexpensive car charger less likely to cause the phone to get hot?

    Thanks for your help.
     

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    110F is no big deal at all. I'm not sure what the chips in this phone are rated to but I'd feel safe at anything lower than about 60C (~140F). The cpu is most likely rated a lot higher than that but that's where my comfort zone runs out.
     
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    Thanks. I just don't see why it gets hot at all. Never does on any ac charger I've tried. The only time I normally have heat issues is when radio reception is poor. That wasn't the case. Anyway if I can find a good charger that doesn't cause heating at 100%, I'd feel safer.
     
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    I've gotten leery about using 3rd party chargers. I remember buying one for my Note 2 that while charging my screen looked distorted- needless to I didn't use that any more. I had another that made my phone so hot it felt like it was cooking.

    When you use the Xtreme does that happen all the time?
     
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    Only used it once so far. Is the Verizon model Note 3 able to stand a 2 amp charger?
     
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    I've been using the Anker 2-port car charger ($11.99 on Amazon, one port for my note 3, 2nd for my wife's iPhone, 24W/4.8A total output for the two ports combined) for about three months, and it works great, either single for my Note or in combination with my wife's iPhone. Takes a little over 2 hours to charge the Note by itself, from about 20%. I've never noticed any heat at all at the phone, and the charger is only moderately warm. So far, so good.
     
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    Well I was woken up at 4am one night by the "battery is too hot to charge" beep that I used to occasionally get with my S3, and I was SHOCKED to find out that it was actually at 142
     
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    Your Verizon N3 came stock with a 2a charger, (look at the label on the stock charger).

    2a is less than 10c, the battery is prolly rated at least 20c meaning charging it at 4a should not be a problem.

    Cheap junkie chargers with cheap boards can burn up your batt regardless of posted amps on the charger.

    I charge my att N3 with the stock 2a charger and it does not even get warm.
     
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    no car charger?
     
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    hijacking your own thread? :rolleyes:
     
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    The point of my thread was my phone gets hot on car charger.
    Read the op.
     
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    I did read it, your phone gets hot. How hot is too hot. ;)

    How much did you pay for the charger?, do you have a link?
     
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    I bought it at Ocean State Job Lot. I threw it away.
     
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    I don't use this but I bought them as Christmas gifts for my oldest daughter and my best friend. They love it. No overheating issues. My daughter would have let me know for sure.
     
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    Too bad, I wanted to look at it, see the specs, see if it's approved by anyone.
     

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