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Motorola Turbo Charger for Quick Charge 2.0 & M8

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Tlicious1020, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. Tlicious1020

    Tlicious1020 Android Enthusiast
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    So Motorola has a quick charger that will charge a Motorola phone in 15 minutes. I'm debating whether to get one since our M8's support this quick charge feature. However, I heard this kills the battery over time and I'm not sure if HTC needs to send an update to use the quick charge 2.0 feature. I read it could possibly not be enabled. What should I do gentlemen? The charger will cost $35.

    Just checked the old XDA forum. An individual has an AT&T M8. He purchased a charger that supports quick charge from Japan. Went from 24% to 46% in 10 minutes. To compare my phone was down to 8% so I plugged it into the charger. The phone went from 8% to 13% in 11 minutes.

    I logged on and purchased the charger. Hell, I use a Motorola rapid charger in my car already. HTC should have had a charger out already, oh well. Time to debate... fights on!

    Motorola Turbo Charger can give new Moto X and other devices 8 hours of battery life in 15 minutes | PhoneDog

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  2. Tlicious1020

    Tlicious1020 Android Enthusiast
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    I received my charger today! I'll test it out later tonight.
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  3. FrankN209

    FrankN209 Newbie

    I understand the concept, but can this have a bad effect on the battery in the long run? I don't think the battery was made to charge that fast, or am I wrong?

  4. SolApathy

    SolApathy Just another robot
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    The battery is designed to support this feature. While it may slightly impact battery performance over time, HTC would not have certified it as quickcharge-ready if the battery was not designed to handle it.

    Newer phones, their batteries, and chargers are very advanced these days and they communicate to each other. They monitor their voltages, temps, charge rates, etc and adjust charging accordingly to insure the best performance possible, while maintaining safety and longevity of the battery.
  5. FrankN209

    FrankN209 Newbie

    Ok cool, wasn't sure about this. I might look into buying one myself.
  6. Tlicious1020

    Tlicious1020 Android Enthusiast
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    I think the phone charges at a rate of about 1.4% to 1.5% a minute on the turbo charger. I plugged it in today at 5% and I was at 77% in 48 minutes. The charger seems to charge fast then slow down a bit in my opinion. Probably better for the battery that way.

    I have an HTC One M7 and an M8 and I only keep my phones for 2 years so I will probably never find out if it hurts the battery or not. Since I got my M7 in 2013, I can upgrade next year when the M9 is released. Then I switch my number on my M8 over to my new phone.
  7. Nevis

    Nevis Well-Known Member

    Your opinion appears to be quite accurate. According to footnote 3 on the Motorola product page:

    "3Only applies to optimized Motorola devices with Qualcomm​
  8. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I like the concept but I'd really like to see an external power supply (Battery, etc...) that incorporated this Quick Charge 2.0 technology. I mean lets face it, usually when I need a quick charge I'm way away from a wall socket.
  9. Nevis

    Nevis Well-Known Member

    I think that it requires some pretty serious power to work. Car chargers are coming soon as well, though. That's a little closer to your dream. :)

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  10. Warrior94

    Warrior94 Member

    Lithium batteries have a typical charge rate of 1-2C without any damage. What this means is you can charge a 2600mah battery at a rate of 2.6 - 5.2amps technically. You are limited by the current capacity of the usb connector and and cable size in the cord at that point.
  11. Blade of 3

    Blade of 3 Well-Known Member

    The m8 is able to use a quick charger, whether the Motorola one will work I don't know. From what I've heard, HTC put the quick charge cable on their website but it's currently not for sale yet (but seems to be very soon). They did take a while to put it on sale.
  12. Yatezy

    Yatezy Android Enthusiast

    If HTC releases this I may invest in one. Basically full charge in little over an hour sounds brilliant :thumb:

    Let's hope HTC don't do a Samsung with their wireless charging for the S3. Spoiler alert: they didn't :(
  13. Tlicious1020

    Tlicious1020 Android Enthusiast
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    The phone won't be charged in an hour. It slows down the charge after it reaches a certain percentage. It usually takes an hour and 30-48 minutes.
  14. link1305

    link1305 Newbie

    This thing is finally available to purchase through HTC for $35. I'm also considering getting this generic one for $10 cheaper.

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The HTC One M8 release date was March 2014. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 4MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 801 processor, and 2600mAh battery.

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