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  1. Copenhagen69

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    I was wondering if any micro usb charger would work? I had one for my Nexus S phone and it fits my G3 as well. Are there any drawbacks to using a charger that did not come with the S3?
     

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    ive used a htc with mine if the ampage is about the same you can use it
     
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    how do you check amperage on a charger?
     
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    I use a magnifying glass and a very bright light. :)

    It's printed in very tiny print, usually black on black so as to make it as hard as possible to read. Don't want to make things too easy for the user, after all.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    ya that does sound awful lol ... I will get my flashlight out I guess
     
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    The At&T clerk told me to "use this charger" since it was more powerful. Indeed it appears to be a 1.0 amp charger. The Blackberry micro-usb charger I carry around in my bag is 700ma.

    My question for any of you EEs out there is ....is there any potential negative issue with using a slower charge (beyond time?) I could care less whether it takes me a little longer to charge overnight but I'd like to keep one charger at home, one in my travel bag, etc and I don't want to go buy several new 1.0 amp chargers. Plus I use the same charger in my bag for my work Blackberry (yes someone still uses a BB too :))

    I'd think the risk of using the bigger charger on the BB is that it could overheat the battery while charging. I ASSUME that there isn't a risk of charging the bigger GS3 battery a little more gently with 700ma instead of 1.0amp, but am I correct?
     
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    No risk at all it might just take a bit longer
     

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