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    Default Best Car Charger?

    Which one do you use?

    Can the Nexus 4 take advantage of rapid chargers? Will providing more than 1A make a difference? I know I at least need one that provides the proper signal to the phone to charge on AC vs USB.
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    This one has pretty good ratings and is OEM: Amazon.com: Motorola Vehicle Power Adapter micro-USB Rapid Rate Charger: Cell Phones & Accessories
    Its 950mA, so little less than the bundled LG wall charger, but it will work just fine. A good quality branded charger is really important if you want to protect your investment.
    Google Nexus 5 - Straight Talk
    Previously - Nexus 4 | Motorola Atrix 4G | ...and various others
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    Quote Originally Posted by shashankmittal View Post
    This one has pretty good ratings and is OEM: Amazon.com: Motorola Vehicle Power Adapter micro-USB Rapid Rate Charger: Cell Phones & Accessories
    Its 950mA, so little less than the bundled LG wall charger, but it will work just fine. A good quality branded charger is really important if you want to protect your investment.
    I have 2 of these and love them. Rapidly charges all my devices including phones
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    Thanks guys! Ordered one.
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    i bought 2 of them, and both micrco usb plug became loose after using them for a couple months. it would fall out with the phone. I personally use this one. plug 2 is 1 amp and charge my phone as fast as my home charger.

    Amazon.com: PowerGen Dual USB 3.1A 15w High Output Car Charger for Apple iPad 2, New iPad 3 4, iPhone 5 4s 4 3 3Gs, HTC Samsung Motorola Android Phones (USB Cable NOT included) - white: Kindle Store
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    Quote Originally Posted by klau25 View Post
    i bought 2 of them, and both micrco usb plug became loose after using them for a couple months. it would fall out with the phone. I personally use this one. plug 2 is 1 amp and charge my phone as fast as my home charger.

    Amazon.com: PowerGen Dual USB 3.1A 15w High Output Car Charger for Apple iPad 2, New iPad 3 4, iPhone 5 4s 4 3 3Gs, HTC Samsung Motorola Android Phones (USB Cable NOT included) - white: Kindle Store
    Are you sure it was not a fake Motorola charger? There are plenty of fakes everywhere, even on Amazon! I always make sure that if I buy something from Amazon, it is sold and shipped by Amazon (like the one I mentioned).
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    Previously - Nexus 4 | Motorola Atrix 4G | ...and various others
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    Quote Originally Posted by shashankmittal View Post
    Are you sure it was not a fake Motorola charger? There are plenty of fakes everywhere, even on Amazon! I always make sure that if I buy something from Amazon, it is sold and shipped by Amazon (like the one I mentioned).
    Yeah that's what I noticed on the reviews and pics. I also always make sure I buy from Amazon, always buy Prime eligible items, so that helps narrow them down.
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    yeah, it probably was a fake one. but still i really like my current charger.

    Quote Originally Posted by shashankmittal View Post
    Are you sure it was not a fake Motorola charger? There are plenty of fakes everywhere, even on Amazon! I always make sure that if I buy something from Amazon, it is sold and shipped by Amazon (like the one I mentioned).
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    Using the AT&T car charger that I got for my girlfriends HTC One X and it seems to work fine but I don't use it that often.
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    I just noticed I put this in the wrong forum. Can any mods please move it to the accessories sub forum? Thanks!
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    +1 on that Moto charger. The size and the blue LED that comes on when it's plugged in are garish, but you get used to it. Make sure it's the OEM one that charges at 950 mah.
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    I ordered the Motorola charger from amazon and used it twice with my N4, both times it charged the phone to 100%, but for some weird reason the phone discharged at almost double the rate (battery went down to 5% in less than 20hrs, normally it takes about 30hrs based on my usage). When charged with the supplied LG charger, the phone retains the charge MUCH longer. Has anyone seen this behavior before?
    The only difference I can think of is that the Moto charger is 950mA and the LG charger is 1200mA.
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    I know Bargaincell has lots of great car charger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shashankmittal View Post
    I ordered the Motorola charger from amazon and used it twice with my N4, both times it charged the phone to 100%, but for some weird reason the phone discharged at almost double the rate (battery went down to 5% in less than 20hrs, normally it takes about 30hrs based on my usage). When charged with the supplied LG charger, the phone retains the charge MUCH longer. Has anyone seen this behavior before?
    The only difference I can think of is that the Moto charger is 950mA and the LG charger is 1200mA.
    I can't possibly see any reason for the type of charger to affect battery performance - the only thing that makes sense is either you are missing something that changed your battery usage or your battery has physically gone bad.
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    OEM usb cable with a 2.1 amp charger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shashankmittal View Post
    This one has pretty good ratings and is OEM: Amazon.com: Motorola Vehicle Power Adapter micro-USB Rapid Rate Charger: Cell Phones & Accessories
    Its 950mA, so little less than the bundled LG wall charger, but it will work just fine. A good quality branded charger is really important if you want to protect your investment.
    Do not buy this charger. The fitment is off. It's too hard to put in and take out of the N4. The plug is different than what comes with the Nexus. Not all Micro USB's are the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HTCTundaBow View Post
    Do not buy this charger. The fitment is off. It's too hard to put in and take out of the N4. The plug is different than what comes with the Nexus. Not all Micro USB's are the same.
    Are you sure yours isn't a fake one? Mine fits perfectly and there are absolutely no issues. The size/spec of microUSB is standardized, but the cheap ones may be a little bit off, so I can understand that they may have issues with fitment.
    Google Nexus 5 - Straight Talk
    Previously - Nexus 4 | Motorola Atrix 4G | ...and various others
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    Quote Originally Posted by shashankmittal View Post
    Are you sure yours isn't a fake one? Mine fits perfectly and there are absolutely no issues. The size/spec of microUSB is standardized, but the cheap ones may be a little bit off, so I can understand that they may have issues with fitment.
    I'm not sure exactly how tot ell if it's a fake, but I bought it "sold from Amazon"
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    Quote Originally Posted by shashankmittal View Post
    Are you sure yours isn't a fake one? Mine fits perfectly and there are absolutely no issues. The size/spec of microUSB is standardized, but the cheap ones may be a little bit off, so I can understand that they may have issues with fitment.
    Yeah I have it too - no problems at all.... used it few times.

    I bet he has something bent on his plug.
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    The Motorola charger works fine for me on my Nexus. Not sure what the issue is on yours TundaBow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minnemike View Post
    Yeah I have it too - no problems at all.... used it few times.

    I bet he has something bent on his plug.
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    The Motorola charger works fine for me on my Nexus. Not sure what the issue is on yours TundaBow.
    Here is a picture of the stock N4 charger(left) and the Motorolla charger above(right). The only difference I see is the "slots" inside the plug. All I can tell you is the Moto charger is A LOT harder to put in and remove. You all's experience may be great, but to those looking to buy this charger, just know MINE is not right.

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    rapid charger is a danger for cell phone, you should never use it to charge your cellphone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by landfan View Post
    rapid charger is a danger for cell phone, you should never use it to charge your cellphone.
    ...or unless the the cellphone supports rapid charging, then its a non-issue. I always stick with original branded chargers that have the same amp rating as the stock charger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HTCTundaBow View Post
    Here is a picture of the stock N4 charger(left) and the Motorolla charger above(right). The only difference I see is the "slots" inside the plug. All I can tell you is the Moto charger is A LOT harder to put in and remove. You all's experience may be great, but to those looking to buy this charger, just know MINE is not right.

    http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...108_200924.jpg
    Looks like in the review and in the pics, there are some that go out that are fakes! And some are real I guess? Weird. I'll have to check mine out.

    Customer Image Gallery for Motorola Vehicle Power Adapter micro-USB Rapid Rate Charger
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    Quote Originally Posted by minnemike View Post
    Looks like in the review and in the pics, there are some that go out that are fakes! And some are real I guess? Weird. I'll have to check mine out.
    Interesting, thanks for the link. Looks like I got a legit one and it works fine for me. I'm actually going to order a second one for my other car. The weird thing is that from Tunda's pic it looks like his plug has the hologram sticker on it too.
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