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USB Cables for Charging

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Girevik, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. Girevik

    Girevik Android Enthusiast
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    I have some micro-USB cables that charge my phone in a hurry, and some that take ages. Is there a way to tell the difference visually? And more importantly, I want to buy a couple of more cables as I think I have one or two going bad. What do I look for to ensure I'm getting the ones that charge faster?
     



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  2. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
    Phandroid Staff

    What phone do you have? I think that's a pretty important determining factor.
     
  3. Girevik

    Girevik Android Enthusiast
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    Galaxy S7 Edge.
     
  4. Girevik

    Girevik Android Enthusiast
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  5. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Phrases like "Quick Charge" and "Fast Charge" are the key.
     
  6. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
    Phandroid Staff

    It's 1 of 3 problems:
    • The Phone
    • The Charger
    • The Electrical Outlet
    It's a recent phone, and a bad electrical outlet would be odd, so I'm guessing it's the charger. However, if you want to prove it once and for all?

    Go to your carrier's store (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, etc...) and tell them your problem. Tell them you want to try out charging your phone with the chargers they sell for the Galaxy S7.

    If the charger DOES work, either:
    1. Buy it there- problem solved, or
    2. Take a photo of the UPC, search on Amazon, buy it cheaper
    If the charger DOES NOT work, then:
    • The problem is your phone and the carrier should replace it
    • Good thing you're already there!
    Let us know how it goes!
     
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  7. Girevik

    Girevik Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I've plugged different cables into the same USB charging station and some charge very slowly while others verity quickly so I know there is a difference in cables. I'm just looking to be sure I get a faster one to replace a cord that seems to be developing a short.

    I ordered the one I linked above, so I'm hoping it will do the trick.
     
  8. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    USB-C is faster but it requires a USB-C charging port.
     
  9. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
    Phandroid Staff

    Good luck and let us know how it works!
     
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