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  1. ratman7777

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    safe to charge zmax pro with smart charger 3.0? and will it make a difference?
     

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    YES! ABSOLUTELY.
    The main benefit is diminished overheating... on phones that aren't 3.0(or 2.0).
     
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    Good luck.
    Sorry for being so brief, had to sneak that reply in.

    It seems like Zmax 'debatedly' is 1.0

    Even though speed gain is negligible from 2 to 3, the latter is 'adjustable smart charging @ more varying rates'...
    Ego less power leakage = less heat = longer lasting & more efficient battery & phone.

    It's probably safer to use than what came with the phone!

    I'm gonna try it with portable power packs and tablets - they all either take too long to charge, or adapters overheat excessively.
     
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    Didn't think price premium was worth it, but the last special was too good to pass up.
    Some reviewers commented sales price has been even lower before... $5.
    Don't know how i missed that.
     
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    I think with the one that came with phone takes2 hours. if I can get it down to 90 minutes id be happy
     
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    I just received my Aukey. MAYBE even 75-80 minutes... this a guess though.
    BTW not obligatory to use the included cable(with micro2c adapter), as the original zte cable performs just as well.
     
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    got mine around 10 am gota love sunday delivery
     
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    Yep, especially from USPS.
    They in turn gotta thank Amazon for erasing some of their red ink.
    I'm curious what results you get from 0 to 100.
     
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    like 1 minute per number if that makes sence I feel a sleep b4 it was done
     
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    The original ZMAX PRO adapter charges the phone at 1% per MINUTE. That means it takes 100 MINUTES (1 hour and 40 minutes) to charge from 0% to 100%.
     
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    Did you try this from 0 to 100?
    I'm not challenging you, BTW.
     
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    I'm happy with the charger for 9 bucks it was well worth it. and man o man this phone is so good
     
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    Yes, I did. The charge from the original charger charges at about 1% per minute. A full charge from 0% to 100% (without using the phone while charging) confirmed it. It took 1 hour and 40 minutes. Also, you can plug the phone in at any time and test it for yourself, it's always 1% per minute on the original charger. So, anyone testing other chargers should use THAT as their guide to see if a different charger is getting better results.
     
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    only at 80 percent after 100 minutes on new 3.0 charger
     
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    You know why I asked?
    I thought it charged faster at the lower %'s, then slower the more the battery was full.
    I never get the chance to monitor this for too long.
    And I just realized I could be mixing up the numbers with the Stylo.
     
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    I was able to check during a break:
    From 29 to 59% in 31 minutes.
     
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    135 minutes 98 percent
     
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    Wow.
    If this is with no direct use, then it's the stark reality of how apps update, sync, phone home, run in the background... how all Location & Google apps use BT/NFC/Wifi even when set Off.
    And if the network signal is weak, forget about it.

    I'll never really find out - I'm always on the move, often underground.
    And when able to sit still I tether / cast other stuff to it... often can't access a power outlet.
    Then when home sleep & everyone distracts / calls...

    So by force charging speed doesn't really matter - being anal:oops: about plugging in spurts during the day / completely overnight.
    To the point that the backup power block hardly ever is needed - maybe once a week.
     

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