Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  
    Nabooy's Avatar

    Posts
    45 Posts
    Global Posts
    933 Global Posts

    Default Best car charger?

    I have been thinking of getting another car charger for my device but I can't figure out which one to buy for the best this time. I had the official LG one (LG Micro-USB 1A Car Charger - Android Car Chargers - ShopAndroid). Shall I go for the same or buy a 2.1A charger with a different brand or something?

    Please need your recommendations and advice me on which is the best and safest of course.
  2. #2  
  3. #3  

    Default Re: Best car charger?

    I to would suggest just a plain USB port charger like maxburn has in the link. They allow for maximum compatibility and with that one having 4.8 amp to share it should be very fast charging.
  4. #4  

    Default Re: Best car charger?

    I like my iVast Premium 2.1A Fast Rapid Dual USB Car Charger Android Smart Mobile Cell Phone. This Ebay site has the iVast Charger with a premium flat USB cables that you have several sets to chose from. It has two USB charging ports 2.1A and 1.2A. I like the flat cable since I can put the charger in a hidden spot and run the flat cable so it plugs into my DVD Cell phone holder so I can use GPS info from Google's Waze App. Waze gives me live traffic details like wrecks, police and traffic congestion as well as good GPS directions. Also, since my car's AC vents blow over the DVD cell phone holder the Nexus 5 stays cool when letting it run for hours.
  5. #5  

    Default Re: Best car charger?

    Instead of the car charger, I bought a car charger to wall charger converter. Therfore, I can continue to use the wall charger even when I'm in the car.

    Sent from my LG-E980 using Tapatalk
  6. #6  
    scgf's Avatar

    Posts
    7 Posts
    Global Posts
    155 Global Posts

    Default Re: Best car charger?

    Certainly a problem - have tried several when I had a Windows Phone and found most would not charge when I was using satnav and playing music - the phone battery drained faster than it charged. Even those described as 1.5a or 2a obviously weren't.

    My solution was to get the Nokia DC-20 - available cheap on Amazon. This charger is perfect and has two usb outputs. Nice and compact. I now use it with my Nexus 5 - I can do what i want on the phone and it still charges well.
  7. #7  

    Default Re: Best car charger?

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkwind212 View Post
    Instead of the car charger, I bought a car charger to wall charger converter. Therfore, I can continue to use the wall charger even when I'm in the car.

    Sent from my LG-E980 using Tapatalk
    So you take the car's 12v DC and turn it into 120V AC current then convert that to 5v DC to charge your cell phone? It may work but you sure have a lot of transformer loss that could draw a lot of current and blow the fuse in your car.
  8. #8  

    Default Re: Best car charger?

    So you take the car's 12v DC and turn it into 120V AC current then convert that to 5v DC to charge your cell phone? It may work but you sure have a lot of transformer loss that could draw a lot of current and blow the fuse in your car.
    I really wasn't thinking about the current conversion when I did it. In my mother 's suv she has a built-in 3 prong AC outlet for plugin in electrical appliances. So I thought it be nice I get one of those for my car, plus my car charger isn't working out too good anyway. The converter works fine so far, haven't blowed any fuse yet. It really just a car charger with a 3 prongs AC outlet.

    Sent from my LG-E980 using Tapatalk
  9. #9  
    scgf's Avatar

    Posts
    7 Posts
    Global Posts
    155 Global Posts

    Default Re: Best car charger?

    The problem is that you buy a charger with the correct spec only to find it doesn't function as advertised and the phone loses charge quicker than it charges. It's good to have recommendations of actual devices which owners have verified work as expected. I have bought several apparently good units and the Nokia DC-20 is the only one which works correctly.
  10. #10  
    bjrosen's Avatar

    Posts
    205 Posts
    Global Posts
    212 Global Posts

    Default Re: Best car charger?

    The Lerway QI car mount, mount in on your air conditioning duct which makes it really easy to snap the phone in and out and to use it as a GPS.

    Ali Julia Product Reviews: Product review: Lerway Qi Wireless Car Charger Dock with Windshield, Dashboard and Air Vent Mount
  11. #11  

    Default Re: Best car charger?

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkwind212 View Post
    I really wasn't thinking about the current conversion when I did it. In my mother 's suv she has a built-in 3 prong AC outlet for plugin in electrical appliances. So I thought it be nice I get one of those for my car, plus my car charger isn't working out too good anyway. The converter works fine so far, haven't blowed any fuse yet. It really just a car charger with a 3 prongs AC outlet.

    Sent from my LG-E980 using Tapatalk
    My bad there is nothing wrong with that since it is a factory built-in Car 110v AC outlet that is fused for something as big a TV. I was thinking you had a DC to AC inverter plunged into your cigarette lighter.
  12. #12  
    Chex313's Avatar

    Posts
    536 Posts
    Global Posts
    545 Global Posts
    ROM
    4.4 KitKat

    Default Re: Best car charger?

    I use a Scosche dual charger. Keeps up with the GPS and streaming audio. Its Wirecutter's "Best USB Charger" http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-usb-car-charger/ . It was the first charger to keep my Nexus 5 charged while using the GPS with the screen on. Also can keep my tablet charged at the same time. NOTE: Not for S5's
    Amazon.com: Scosche USBC202M Dual 10 Watt (2.1A) USB Car Charger works with iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, IPads, Tablets, and Kindles: Cell Phones & Accessories

    I also couple it with a charging cable.. At least its listed as a charge only cable...but I found it transfers data as well...
    Amazon.com: Mediabridge USB 2.0 - Micro-USB to USB Coiled Charging Cable (1.5-3 Feet) - High-Speed A Male to Micro B with Gold-Plated Connectors: Computers & Accessories
    Last edited by Chex313; 08-30-2014 at 06:17 PM.
    N5 Black 32GB 4.4.4(I love this thing!!), N4 (4.4.4), iphone 5, ONE+ONE On Order N7(4.4.4) AT&T The Nexus 5 is so fast...I just finished the internet...The ending wasn't great...

Similar Threads

  1. Which app category is best suitable for android apps now???
    By apurvawindows in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-22-2014, 08:49 AM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-22-2014, 08:44 AM
  3. Best Phone OS
    By A895 in forum General News & Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-21-2014, 09:30 PM
  4. 12 W / 2.4 A wall charger for Samsung Galaxy S3
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-21-2014, 06:35 PM
  5. Best integrated video chat soluton.
    By Rjones65 in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-21-2014, 06:31 PM

Posting Permissions