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My phone doesn't always charge at full speed, even with certain 2-amp chargers. What are the necessary conditions for it to charge at full speed?

I've noticed that my Samsung Galaxy S4 doesn't always charge at its maximum rate of charge, even when it seemingly should. For example, car DC adapters that claim to provide up to 2.0A current only ...
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Will charging a phone with a different USB *cable* affect the battery life?

I recently realized that I've been using the wrong USB cable to charge my Moto X Play(2015) for probably a couple weeks. The phone is specifically designed to charge very quickly with its' default ...
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Moto G5 Plus: Can you use a different USB cable (with the original charger) for charging?

I know using a different adapter than the original one can cause problems later on, but is that the same for charging (USB) cables? This guy here says it's fine
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Should I turn off Galaxy S7 Fast Charging

My wife just got a Samsung Galaxy S7. She said it gets really hot when charging the phone, even if its just a regular charger, not a fast charging charger. Also, if she is using GPS in the car, the ...
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Nexus 7 (2012) won't charge or start after a series of problems

A year or so ago, I bought an old Nexus 7 that was very slightly used (I took it off my girlfriend's hands). Everything worked fine, but I barely ever used it. Two days ago I broke it back out. I ...
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Which charging cable should I use? Short or long, and why?

I have a 7" Android RCA VoyagerII tablet. The instructions say I must use the very short cord charger that came with it and not even try anything else. Is this true or can I use a regular long ...
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Micro USB splitting cable that allows charging and reads standard USB simultaneously (Samsung Tab S2)

I recently bought the Galaxy Tab S2, 9.7" (T813; Android Marshmallow) thinking I could simultaneously charge it and read files from a standard USB drive using a cable such as one found here.   ...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Charger Cable

My Samsung Galaxy S6 fast charging cable has broken and I was wondering whether I needed to buy a cable specifically for fast charging, or just a regular media cable. The fast charging plug socket ...
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Can a cheap cable prevent AC charging from working?

A while ago, I had my phone repaired (the USB socket was worn out) and had to replace the USB cable as well. Since then I haven't been able to quickly charge my phone in AC mode. Previously it worked ...
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Galaxy S5 charging slowly despite 'AC' and 2A charger

I have replaced the battery in my Galaxy S5 with a genuine Samsung (or at least, a very, very good fake!). It's now becoming quite noticeable how slow it charges - when plugged into a Nexus 7 2A ...
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Force Android to get the most out of a power bank

In a sad case of "two smarts make for a stupid", my powerbank is trying to adjust to the power needed by my Galaxy A3, while the phone, probably trying to do the same, settles for a low amperage. As ...
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How can I get a longer Samsung USB data cable for Galaxy S4?

I have tried several alternate and extension USB cables and none of them provide a data connection. They were all new cables that worked just fine with standard external USB drives. Only the ...
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Charger with long usb cable

I have ASUS ZENFONE 2 with model no ASUS_Z00LD and type ZE550KL. I need a adapter and charging cable of at least 2 metre length. Google is not showing relevant results. How do I get one?