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I have a 1A (1000ma) car charger but it only charges at 500ma speeds (2006 BMW 3series)

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by tracerit, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. tracerit

    tracerit Well-Known Member
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    I have the Belkin Mini Car Charger that plugs into a cigarette lighter. I've noticed that even though it's rated at 1000ma, it only charges about the same speed as USB at 500ma.

    I thought it was the cable I was using so I brought the cable into the house and connected it to the AC wall charger and it charges at 1000ma so it's either the car or the charger?
     

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  2. smacky

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    You might wanna post this at E90post.com. They're douches, but you might get your question answered there.

    If I need to charge my phone in my Bimmer, I just bring the mini-USB cable for my Droid and plug it into the USB port inside the arm rest compartment. I can't comment on the output there, it's more of a trickle charge that still keeps me alive if I'm on the last stand of my battery.


    I would just ask someone on E90Post what the out put is on the lighter charger. I can't find it, although I skimmed a quick Google search.
     
  3. smacky

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    They're 10A output. So it's not like they're restricted to a certain amperage. Damn, I dunno what to say anymore.

    Have you tried on another car with the same cable? It doesn't seem like it's the phone.
     
  4. tracerit

    tracerit Well-Known Member
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