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  1. GeoGoGo

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    Hi Everyone,

    I just got my Note 8 last week and I am loving it! I am currently searching for accessories now. I wanted to find out if it I can use a USB type C Power Delivery battery pack with it. I have doing some research and I guess they can put out up to 100w but I am concerned about plugging my really expensive phone into something like that. This is the battery pack I was looking at. Always had good luck with Anker products.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZ61PR...subtag=AgEAAAAAAAAAALyBAAAAACT504oAAAAAWdYjCg

    I can't seem to find a definitive answer to this. Can anyone help me out?

    Thank you all very much for the time. Have a great afternoon!
     

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    Hi,

    That’s the exact same bank i have. What exactly are you concerned about?

    With the USB 3.1 gen 2 super speed cable from choetech, im also getting PD speeds from the powerbank. The phone shows its fast charging (see photo).


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    Awesome! Thank you, Marc! I guess I was really worried about the wattage being too high and zapping the phone. How do you like the battery pack? I have always liked Anker products and have had good luck with them.
     
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    The powerbank will only deliver what the phone is requesting—nothing more.

    Just think, you can also plug the phone with a usb wall charger direct into a 120V wall outlet and the phone will only get the current it needs from the wall charger (thats connected to a wall receptacle capable of delivering 15-20 amps!)

    I had the prior model and still have that older one as a backup. This one is sleek and has PD feature of course. Ive used the bank with a friends s8 and iPhones at the same time.

    I have this one for my more power hungry devices i travel with daily

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LCFS9S6/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    And the note8 works with it as well.

    I have had this powerbank (July) even before i got the note 8. As it shows the note8 recognizes it as a fast charger.

    Yes i am a long time fan of anker products as you are and would recommend this charger.

    Also get a usb type C 3.1 gen 2 charge/data cable from Choetech (certified superspeed/USB PD ). That’s the cable im using in that photo above.
     
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    Stares at my stack of Anker powerports, powerbanks, and car charges.:p Anker power supplies and powerbanks use a dedicated chip (PowerIQ) that detects what is being charged and automatically optimizes the output to match. Where it cannot determine the load device it will default to standard USB output.
     
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    Thanks very much, guys! That charger with the A/C outlet looks fantastic!

    Your input is greatly appreciated!


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    I am discovering the hard way that there are different fast charging protocols out there. The Note 8 uses a different protocol than others may do. A fast charger that works for one device [eg the s6?] won't work with the Note 8 etc. Ditto car chargers.

    Any pointers appreciated. (I think the Note 8 uses Qualcom 2.0?)
     

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    "Keep it plugged in when you can. Juice is juice regardless of speed."
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    LOL! I modified the commandment to be more relevant. They never put the plugs near the seating.

    LOL! I modified the commandment to be more relevant. They never put the plugs near the seating.
     
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    Well I always carry a 5m charger cable so proximity isn't generally a problem.

    But seriously guys. I ended up with a fast charger that won't. (Vendor is sending me a freebie that will - on account of my product review.)

    Somebody must have written this up. Wiki didn't help.
     
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    Thanks. Didn't really answer what I was asking but good to know anyway.
     
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    It's Quick Charge 2.0 for some reason.
     
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    Its 2.0 for heat reasons. Samsung played it conservative this time around.

    The note 8 can take advantage of PD charging speeds also...

    Updated thread subject to be more helpful in searches.

    The note 8 uses qc 2.0 and you can use PD enabled chargin devices to get a boost in speed.

    Earlier in this thread I show using an Anker PD enabled power bank. The note 8 sees this as a fast charger and charges at faster speeds.

    Stick with qc 2.0 (no need to go higher —note 8 wont take advantage of the faster 3.0 spec. Will just slow rot 2.0 speed) and you will be golden.
     
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    I think I got a Power IQ. Didn't work. My Qualcomm standard one (Ravpower) does. Not sure which car chargers do or do not.
     
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    If they are 2.0 Qualcomm they will work. Even if they are not technically those chargers will charge the device.

    Ive some power iq variants and they do charge the note 8, just not recognized as fast charging.
     
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    Manufacturer in an email said it didn't charge QC 3 or QC 2 devices (such as s7 edge). See screenshot. I'd done my tests with Ampere app and not relying on the phone OS to tell me.

    In sum, there appear to be two fast charge systems. One is Qualcomm [2.0/3.0] which is what the Note needs (and it turns out, my wife's Motorola). The other is something called PowerIQ. It seems to be unique to Anker. No idea what that works with.
     

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    why don't you just simply stick to qc 2,0 chargers rather than trying to figure out all the specs of each?
     
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    Well duh!
     
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    Cause QC3 is faster? :thinking:
     
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    ^^^^ If you are directing your response to me,the note 8 does not take advantage of the increased charging speeds on qc 3.
     
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    k. Makes sense. Samsung will get there eventually.
     
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