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    Default You can use any Micro USB cable to charge the S5

    This might be common knowledge but you don't need a USB 3.0 cable to charge your S5. Any micro USB cable will work, just plug it into the right side.
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    Default Re: You can use any Micro USB cable to charge the S5

    Yes this is correct. Just beware that data transfer speeds may be slower in usb 2.0.

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    Default Re: You can use any Micro USB cable to charge the S5

    I have a Galaxy S5 the other day I plugged in a random cable and the phone gave me a message saying to use the original cable if I want to charge ar full speed. It totally explained why sometimes chargibg from a 1 to 2 Amp charger it would take forever.
    Last edited by Mike2U; 09-20-2014 at 10:14 PM. Reason: a word.
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    Default Re: You can use any Micro USB cable to charge the S5

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike2U View Post
    I have a Galaxy S5 the other day I plugged in a random cable and the phone gave me a message saying to use the original cable if I want to charge ar full speed. It totally explained why sometimes chargibg from a 1 to 2 Amp charger it would take forever.
    strange, never seen that. i only use the 3.0 cable to data transfer from my computer, all charging is done on monoprice or old samsung usb cables, and mostly anker chargers, the car and 40w 5 port rock.
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    Default Re: You can use any Micro USB cable to charge the S5

    I never worry about it..........


    that is what Qi wireless chargers are for......... and they are "Old School" as to speed.

    Mine charges at 650 mA even though it is using my Samsung 2.1 amp charger module.
    Verizon Galaxy S5 since Launch Day using ART

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    MacroDroid > Scrn off/Wifi Data OFF > Scrn on/WiFi Data ON
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    Default Re: You can use any Micro USB cable to charge the S5

    OMG, so helpful. I was about to buy all new charging cables. THANK you.
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    Default Re: You can use any Micro USB cable to charge the S5

    not the same Plug Size

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