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is there any differnce in chargers and data cables on android phones

Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by devizes18193, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. devizes18193

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    in the last 18 months i've had 3 phones broken 1 and recyled the other im now left with a samsung galaxy apolo .The previous where a vodafone 845 and sony x10 . So im know left with 3 chargers and data cales will the Samsung wirk on a sony charger . I know their all mini usb but wonderd if there was a differnce inside , so to speak .
     

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    Check the plug/socket, that should tell you what voltages they're designed to charge at. I know some handsets differ.
     
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    Yes. A data/USB charger cable allows you to both charge and transfer data. A charger cable only allows you to charge. No data transfer.
     
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    while there might be a difference in voltage or current difference for the chargers, there should be no difference for the data cables. Even if there are differences for the chargers, they stand a good chance of working.
     
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    from experience i bought some charger on ebay for cheap and it says motorola on it and it takes forever to charge my htc vs the oem charger
     
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    slower charge is usually due to the power output of the charger. ie. power = voltage x current

    usually nowadays, all the chargers pretty much shares the same voltage, thus what's left is the current. If the rated current is high, usually charge will be fast.
     
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    the oem usb cable is different too for watever reason. the extra cable i have wont work with the oem charger
     
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    charger can only be used to charge the battery, but the cable not only can transfer data, but also can charge.
     
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    Several years ago the Mobile Phone industry agreed to standardise on the MicroUSB connector for all phone charging.

    Mike
     

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