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2.1 amp charger?

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michail71
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2.1 amp charger?

Has anyone tried using a 2.1 amp charger on the phone?  I'm wondering if it would work better to charge the phone when it is in use.  

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aspergerguy
Posts: 10,000

Re: 2.1 amp charger?

@michail71

 

Whilstt I have heard of users utilising iPad chargers with Lumia devices, from a Nokia warranty perspective it probably can't be advocated although device is probably well protected electronically from current fluctuation.

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paulheu
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Re: 2.1 amp charger?

 

The Phone's charging hardware will limit the charging current to the max allowed. In general a 2A charger would be sufficient. iPhone compatible chargers will not charge other phones at their full capacity due to a propriety wiring scheme unique to iPhones.

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michail71
Posts: 114

Re: 2.1 amp charger?


paulheu wrote:

 

The Phone's charging hardware will limit the charging current to the max allowed. In general a 2A charger would be sufficient. iPhone compatible chargers will not charge other phones at their full capacity due to a propriety wiring scheme unique to iPhones.


So it sounds like more of a generic 2 amp charger would be a better option than an iPad charger.  

 

I'm not sure what the specs are on the the phone as far as the maximum draw it would have.  The OEM chargers are 1 amp but they even stuggle to charge under hevy phone usage.  

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psychomania
Posts: 28,695

Re: 2.1 amp charger?

I've been using 2amp chargers from android tablets for a while and all work flawlessly with the Nokia Lumia's. Charging is a bit faster but not double that of a 1amp charger. As long as the charger is 5 volts it is safe to use.
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cjlim
Posts: 17,015

Re: 2.1 amp charger?

I use 2A tablet chargers all the time. It is handier to use them so I don't have to have separate chargers for phone and tablets.

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michail71
Posts: 114

Re: 2.1 amp charger?

 


psychomania wrote:
I've been using 2amp chargers from android tablets for a while and all work flawlessly with the Nokia Lumia's. Charging is a bit faster but not double that of a 1amp charger. As long as the charger is 5 volts it is safe to use.
Thanks, I wasn't expecting double but was just hopeing that it may help the phone to perhaps charge better while in use.