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    Default Can I use any Micro USB 3.0 cable with my Galaxy S5?

    It's not a proprietary charger, is it? For some reason I assumed it was when I first got it.
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    I think any 3.0 will work.
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    You can also use the 2.0 but only on one side obviously and it charges half as quick. with 3.0 its dfrom 0-100% in 90 minutes.
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    I think I'm right in saying that 3.0 charges no quicker than 2.0.

    I use 2.0 and can get to a full charge in less that 90 minutes.

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    3.0 is quicker than 2.0. Check the specs or info on it

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    Default Re: Can I use any Micro USB 3.0 cable with my Galaxy S5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Siendorf View Post
    3.0 is quicker than 2.0. Check the specs or info on it

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    Sorry, but that is not supported by the USB Guide lines.

    There is a lot of info here, and all of it pertains to SuperSpeed specs of the USB 3.0 format.

    No where in these documents does it state there is a minimum or maximum current charging RATE.

    http://www.usb.org/developers/powerdelivery/

    http://www.usb.org/developers/devcla...1.2_070312.zip

    http://www.usb.org/developers/devcla...arging_1_1.zip

    http://www.usb.org/developers/devcla...arging_1.2.pdf

    At the time those documents were written, a 3,000 mAh battery was just a gleam in the inventors eyes.

    From my personal experience, the Requirement is that the charging Source, be it an A/C Adapter Module, or a DC car charging cord adapter, Must Be Able to source a minimum of 2.1 Amps continuously.

    Using the same cord on my S5 phone to the USB charging port, the old USB 2.0 a/c adapters will only maybe get up to 750 mA. Most of them are 500 mA or less.

    When I use the same cord and plug it into my OEM Samsung S5 power module that came with the phone, then the S5 battery will charge in 90 minutes from 15% or less to a full 100%.

    The older a/c adapters AND the USB ports on laptops and desktops are by design limited to 500 mAmps.

    If you have proof to the contrary, then show it. Don't just make a statement and suggest the readers must dig up the proof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZgl1500 View Post
    ...the USB ports on laptops and desktops are by design limited to 500 mAmps.
    The usb standard was changed in 2007 to add "charging" ports in addition to SDP (standard downstream port) ports. Some newer notebooks have CDP (charging downstream port) ports that allow charging to 900 mA.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB
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    Default Re: Can I use any Micro USB 3.0 cable with my Galaxy S5?

    My Toshiba usb 3.0 hard drive came with similar cable.
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    I agree with AZgl above and have a bit to add.
    So far I was able to charge my s5 with a good quality non samsung 2amp ac charger with a good cable at about 1.7 or 1.8 amps. The same as the 2 amp samsung charger with or without its oem cable.
    USB 3.0 is faster at transferring DATA not power. I have a little usb amp/volt meter to check the numbers. If fact in some cases the oem cable can charge slower than aftermarket.
    I have a dell optiplex 7010 that can put out 1.5 amps to its usb 2 and 3 ports and my meter shows that using the oem cable it is limiting current to < .5A because it is using the other wires to allow data connection. If I use a Charging only cable from the PC the s5 can charge from the PC port at > 1 Amp.
    I've found this general principle applies to most charging situations depending on the PC.
    Without one of these $10 usb meters it can be very hard to tell at what rate your phone is charging.
    Generally charging from AC is faster but its very dependent on what charger or port and cable. And this shows that many PC's with the right cable can charge much faster than the default .5 Amps.
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    Default Re: Can I use any Micro USB 3.0 cable with my Galaxy S5?

    As long as the cable has the right gauge wires to carry the 2ma current from the stock charger 2.0 or 3.0 cables will do the trick

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