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    Default Having an issue getting a car charger to charge my nexus 7

    I am building a car mount system for my nexus 7
    I want to make it where evenutally the nexus 7 slides in and out
    and looks to be a stock part of the car
    the problem is i have tried now 5 different car usb chargers
    all rated at 2 amps and NONE of them charge either my nexus 7
    nor my kindle fire. I have one dc regular micro usb charger that
    seems to activate the charging symbols but seems to charge the
    unit so slow its ridiculous
    as my nexus 7 battery lasts at least a day on a full charge and i use
    it with the blue tooth of my phone for wi fi charging and to use tablet talk
    it is not a huge deal but i want to be able to use full time navigation and
    music and internet downloading
    I am seriously considering adding a new connection to my battery and just
    running a direct connection but i know someone has to have a better idea.
    Thankyou!
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    Default Re: Having an issue getting a car charger to charge my nexus 7

    Then issue is you need a 120volt outlet in order to charge it while in the car. A USB outlet won't work for a device require the amount of power to charge. Your welcome
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    Default Re: Having an issue getting a car charger to charge my nexus 7

    Quote Originally Posted by nexusisneecesary View Post
    Then issue is you need a 120volt outlet in order to charge it while in the car. A USB outlet won't work for a device require the amount of power to charge. Your welcome
    You're welcome for what? Saying he needs a 120v AC outlet isn't the answer.

    OP, what car chargers have you tried? I would try to get one that is guaranteed to charge the iPad, because if it can charge the iPad it can charge anything (they need the same amount of juice).
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    Default Re: Having an issue getting a car charger to charge my nexus 7

    i have tried 2 of the belkin 2.1 amp car chargers
    neither even charges my kindle fire
    i also have tried 3 from walmart that are rated for 2.1
    i am now ordering this one from amazon
    hopefully it will work

    Amazon.com: CrazyOnDigital Dual Car Charger DC Adapter with dual USB Cable fits Google Nexus 7 (Black): Cell Phones & Accessories
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    I've always had good luck with isimple.

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    Default Re: Having an issue getting a car charger to charge my nexus 7

    I am also having the same problem getting my Nexus 7 to charge in the car, no matter which cable or 2.1 amp charger I use (I have three different 2.1 amp car chargers).

    I just picked up a 20 watt dual USB charger () made by Macally.
    This thing is designed to charge two iPads at the same time, yet I'm not able to charge my Nexus 7.

    What's the deal?
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    Default Re: Having an issue getting a car charger to charge my nexus 7

    I just picked up a 'New Trent Arcadia Rapiduo' (19.90 USD) charger from Amazon and it works great. It has one 1 amp USB slot and one 2 amp slot. It charges my Nexus 7 just fine. It also comes with its own cable. I had one of the generic charges with attached microUSB and it worked too, but it was only 1 amp so it took forever.

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    Default Re: Having an issue getting a car charger to charge my nexus 7

    Just had a thought - I remember seeing somewhere that there are two kinds of USB cords: Ones with power & data, and ones with power only (called AC charge cords). Seems that if you are using a data USB cord the device senses that and will only charge at the USB power level, no matter how much is available. You might want to check your cords and see if that makes a difference.

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