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old vs new chargers
I recently got a new S4. My previous phone was a Galaxy Nexus. The clerk at the Verizon store told me I shouldn't use my old Galaxy Nexus chargers, for 2 reasons. 1 seems like BS, the other probably legit. The clerk said I should buy new chargers (usb, car) because:
1. My old chargers are rated lower and would take longer to charge my new phone. While I see that would be true, I just charge overnight so saving a few minutes doesn't matter.
2. My old chargers were 'bad' and 'shouldn't be plugged into my new phone'. I don't buy this and when I further inquired about exactly how it was bad to do so, I was given an evasive answer.
So if I'm right about my hunches, I don't need new chargers at all and can use them just fine. Does this check out?
- 10-12-2013, 05:21 AM #2
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1. It's a question of safeness. I'd not use a charger which can't provide enough amperage to charge the phone rapidly because the phone might exactly try to get this. At least I'd not use such a charger at night, without observation.
But maybe the old charger has the same output amperage as the S4's charger
2. It's the question how long the cable was used. This microUSB connectors wear out.
So it might be a good idea to use a new (Samsung) cable with a new phone.
Last edited by Adamsberg; 10-12-2013 at 11:09 AM.
- 10-13-2013, 02:01 PM #6
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