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    Default Charging it with an iPhone 5 adapter.

    Hi guys! Just wanted to know if it is ok to charge my phone with the iPhone 5 wall adapter, I mean using the usb cable that came with my phone, but using the iPhone wall adapter to charge it, will it damage my battery? I have to do this because my unlocked international version came with an european wall adapter (I know that sucks).

    Thank you!
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    Default Re: Charging it with an iPhone 5 adapter.

    Yes I don't have a one but I have done it before and it works fine

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    Default Re: Charging it with an iPhone 5 adapter.

    Quote Originally Posted by kingseanrocks View Post
    Yes I don't have a one but I have done it before and it works fine

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    Thanks! I just thought so too, however, read some other posts claiming that tthis particular phone had to be charged with only the charger that came with it, or you could damage the battery, as it is not replaceable I wanna be absolutely sure :P

    Edit: just noticed it charges amazingly faster than connected to my mac. Still don't know if safe.
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    Default Re: Charging it with an iPhone 5 adapter.

    Bump.

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    Default Re: Charging it with an iPhone 5 adapter.

    No one knows if it hurts the battery?

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    Default Re: Charging it with an iPhone 5 adapter.

    It doesn't hurt the battery. The HTC charger pushes one full amp of current to your device, same as the iPhone charger. The amount of current you get from a standard USB port in your computer isn't that high and is not going to charge a device nearly as fast as a dedicated wall charger.
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    Default Re: Charging it with an iPhone 5 adapter.

    I don't think the charging circuitry will allow anything higher than one amp so it won't hurt the battery anyway.
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    Default Re: Charging it with an iPhone 5 adapter.

    Thank you! I thought so, I will charge it that way then

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    Default Re: Charging it with an iPhone 5 adapter.

    It won't hurt you battery as long as the voltage of the chargers are the same. The more amps the charger has as a output, the faster your phone will charge.

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    My One gets charged either with the adapter that came with my media link or with my old Galaxy S2 charger (longer cord and shaped usb plug, so I can plug in in the dark). Both work fine.

    A word of caution, there are a lot of cheap chargers available, they practically give them away on eBay, and they are cheap for a reason. A large batch was seized in the UK recently after blowing a 12 year old girl across the room and earlier this week a girl was killed by a sub-standard iPhone charger in China. Some are just cheap unbranded rubbish but there are also some very convincing fakes out there, until that is you either open them up and see what is inside or they explode and kill you.

    A fake Rolex isn't going to chew your arm off, but a fake charger can seriously injure or even kill you. Don't take the risk, buy genuine manufacturers product from reputable sources.
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    Default Re: Charging it with an iPhone 5 adapter.

    Quote Originally Posted by mcpricex View Post
    My One gets charged either with the adapter that came with my media link or with my old Galaxy S2 charger (longer cord and shaped usb plug, so I can plug in in the dark). Both work fine.

    A word of caution, there are a lot of cheap chargers available, they practically give them away on eBay, and they are cheap for a reason. A large batch was seized in the UK recently after blowing a 12 year old girl across the room and earlier this week a girl was killed by a sub-standard iPhone charger in China. Some are just cheap unbranded rubbish but there are also some very convincing fakes out there, until that is you either open them up and see what is inside or they explode and kill you.

    A fake Rolex isn't going to chew your arm off, but a fake charger can seriously injure or even kill you. Don't take the risk, buy genuine manufacturers product from reputable sources.
    I saw this story on watchdog. Ever since then I've only been using my HTC charger for my phone. I don't even use other genuine chargers (like the kindle or samsung phone chargers) just in case something happens.

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