1. Valeria Vargas's Avatar
    I bought myself a Samsung Galaxy tab 2 10.1 but it didn't come with a charger.
    I have been charging it with the charger from my tab 2 7.0, but now that I sold it I bought a different charger for my 10.1 and now its taking long to charge is it because its not Samsung or because the volts don't configure the capacity of my table?... I don't know what to do and the place were I bought the charger wont give me the money back... only an exchange..
    09-30-2013 07:40 PM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    Buy one made for your tablet?

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    It's probably the voltage or maybe it's a defective charger
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    09-30-2013 07:59 PM
  3. Valeria Vargas's Avatar
    yeah I was thinking about that...
    I borrowed my friends charger because we have the same one and it charged faster.
    Im thinking that its both the charger and voltage..
    09-30-2013 09:51 PM
  4. Bosbouer's Avatar
    yeah I was thinking about that...
    I borrowed my friends charger because we have the same one and it charged faster.
    Im thinking that its both the charger and voltage..
    Output must be 5v at 2amp
    10-01-2013 04:25 AM
  5. 11290's Avatar
    You probably bought one that only outputs 1 amp. Needs to be either 2 or 2.1 amps.
    10-01-2013 03:02 PM
  6. Camilo's Avatar
    Yea, just look at the tiny print on the charger - it's the amps (or mili-amps, mA) that you're looking at, not volts they will all have the same voltage output. Just remember that 1000mA = 1 amp, etc. Sometimes it's in amps, sometimes in mA.

    Almost any charger will work, but the lower mA ones will just charge slower, as you found out. Sometimes the slowness is not a big deal, sometimes it is. For me, it really doesn't matter because I almost always charge over night, so I just use any generic USB-type charger I have in the house.

    Find out what mA an OEM charger has and just find any generic charger that matches that or gets close. I.E. if the OEM charger is 2 amps (2000 mA), 1.8 amps (1800 mA) will probably be satisfactory, probably even 1.5 amps. It's all a matter of what you need.

    I certainly wouldn't bother buying a "brand name" charger if a similar generic, $5 is available.
    10-22-2013 02:15 PM
  7. The Hustleman's Avatar
    I bought myself a Samsung Galaxy tab 2 10.1 but it didn't come with a charger.
    I have been charging it with the charger from my tab 2 7.0, but now that I sold it I bought a different charger for my 10.1 and now its taking long to charge is it because its not Samsung or because the volts don't configure the capacity of my table?... I don't know what to do and the place were I bought the charger wont give me the money back... only an exchange..


    It's about the current
    10-22-2013 02:43 PM
  8. suebee3196's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy 3 tablet and it takes FOREVER to charge even with the charger that came with it. It was down to about 30% this morning, and It just finished charging about 3.5 hours later! I will try powering it completely off before charging next time to see if that makes a difference.
    11-19-2013 05:24 PM
  9. PhukYea's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat, I just got a Galaxy 3 Tablet w/o a charger and have about a zillion old phone chargers laying around that are .55 & .7 amps and they barely turned the tablet on after an hour of charging. The good news: I live close to a Value Village that have a bucket load of chargers. So thanks for letting me know to look for a 2 amp.
    03-26-2014 10:13 AM

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