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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ironlung, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. ironlung

    ironlung Member
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    Why is it that the original Samsung chargers crap out so quickly? I have noticed on here that other people have had problems with their phones charging and some have found that it was their charger not working. I also just found out today that it is indeed my charger not charging my phone properly. I think its a little absurd that my charger can't even last a full year after purchase.
     


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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    They seem to be made of some biodegradable plastic that degrades in like 3 months lol. Horrible things!
    Right now im plugged into a blackberry charger lol shh, dont tell the forum ;)
     
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  3. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    And they don't heat up due to the internal battle going on? :p :D

    Just kidding,
    I have only had my device for just over 7 months now, but my charger is still fine....but I do have my old charger from my Evo and other chargers in case mine decides to puke on me.
     
  4. ironlung

    ironlung Member
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    make sure you save them, I am now using an old lg optimus charger. :D
     
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  5. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Aye now you mention it bro, the cable is bulging in areas and when i look close, theres fists n feet burstin out lol :)
     
  6. matthagan15

    matthagan15 Newbie

    Mine works just fine, had it since January. I actually like it, it feels sturdy to me.
     
  7. ironlung

    ironlung Member
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    I was saying the same thing three weeks ago. I got my s3 in November and the charger started to act funny about a week or so ago. I thought it was some app running rampant so I froze everything with titbu b4 I charged it, and sure enough it took about 6 hours to get a 65% charge. When I plugged it into the lg charger today, it took 40 minutes to get a 30% charge up. o_O
     
  8. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Android Enthusiast

    lol funny. I don't even know where I left my S3 charger. Always use the BB one :)
     
  9. doc1964

    doc1964 Android Enthusiast

    Most posts seem to suggest it is the cable rather than the power pack itself. I cannot believe there is no official word on this however. I use my old S2 pack with no problems.
     
  10. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Android Expert

    HTC makes a VERY stout charger as well as USB cable. I have 3 total, plus one by Samsung. My oldest HTC is more than 3 years and still going strong. The Samsung is less than a week old. The one that came with my Nexus 7 sucks...the micro USB end came apart. I think I've fixed it though...just cheapo crap.
     
  11. Yesevil

    Yesevil Android Enthusiast

    I use my kindle charge cable, great for work as its about 3 times as long as the s3 cable that you get in the box :)
     
  12. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    I loved my kindle one til it died :)
     
  13. Yesevil

    Yesevil Android Enthusiast

    Kindle 4, great for long night shifts as it fits in my pocket :p
     
  14. SUSS

    SUSS Well-Known Member

    Without meaning to be rude, please put as much info in your header as possible, 'Why is it?' holds no real info as to what you are after.

    Thanks
     
  15. RayMabry

    RayMabry Newbie

    My cable crapped out about 5 months in. The actual charger is still fine, but it's been 6 months so we'll see. It's ridiculous that something that comes WITH the phone can't last for even half the year. I was almost foolish enough to buy a brand new charger from Samsung. I decided against that as I figured the same would happen a few months down the line and I'd be out of 30 bucks.
     
  16. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    With the two sammy chargers i have, its the rubber insulation on the cable thats (all i can describe it as is) "rotted" away lol. One of them still gives the full 1200mA but the phone must sense that the other ones damaged so it draws like 400mA from it.
    Shockingly bad choice of materials man
     
  17. BynoUK

    BynoUK Android Enthusiast

    Used my charger nightly since getting the phone nearly a year ago (Last July I think it was) Not a single issue with mine, cable or plug.
     
  18. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Maybe i use mine strangely lol. I do use it a lot while plugged in :)
     
  19. RayMabry

    RayMabry Newbie

    I use mine on the charger just about every day.
     
  20. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Are the US ones different from ours? We get a one piece charger/cable. Phones ive had in the past have been two piece so the cable doubles as a USB
     
  21. TravisG

    TravisG Member

    The one I got with my phone is two pieces.
     
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  22. RayMabry

    RayMabry Newbie

    I wonder why that is. We get two pieces. A Samsung micro usb + Samsung charger. Revision - a crappy Samsung Micro Usb.
     
  23. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    The ZTE and Sony phones ive had had the detatchable USB cable. Maybe its to save money because we have strange wall sockets in UK? Actualy, that wouldnt save money lol.
    So is the cable on the US one made of really soft rubbery material? Kinda like a cheap set of headphones?
    How about non-UK people in Europe, is yours one-piece?

    Im using a BB (think i already said that soz) charger just now and the cable is really long and rugged but the charger is only rated at 700mA and my phone is tweaked to draw 1200 so i think im gona invest in a good charger.. :beer:


    EDIT the USB cable we get in the box seems much higher quality than the charger one
     
  24. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Android Expert

    Most android chargers I've encountered are two pieces and they double a sync cable. I like the ones HTC uses as they are a soft and somewhat tacky rubber. They are also molded connectors which are effectively one piece. The Samsung cable is hard plastic and seems to be snapped together. My nexus 7 charge cable is like this also and it came apart on me once but I snapped it back together.
     
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  25. RayMabry

    RayMabry Newbie

    It's certainly not as rugged as the cables Amazon or Media Bridge sell. I'll say that. But I've never had an issue with the cable externally. It's maybe a bit on the thin side, but other than that, my issue with it was, for whatever reason it started putting out a week charge. And inconsistently too. I'd be on my phone while it was charging and it would lose battery. Then I'd do something power intensive after changing outlets and it'd be fine. It took me days to pinpoint the issue. I listened to friends and thought it was the phone. Had a refurb sent and everything. But then I figured out it was the stupid chord and sent it back.
     
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