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    Bought a new car charger that outputs 2.1 amps and when I connect to the G2 it says slow charging. It's a usb charger with two ports, one for 2.1 the other 1 amp. If I use my home charger cable connected to the charger it works fine. Any suggestions besides using my home cable?
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    You might try this Charge-only USB cable
    Have a look at the reviews ... what causes that your car charger doesn't properly charges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamsberg View Post
    You might try this Charge-only USB cable
    Have a look at the reviews ... what causes that your car charger doesn't properly charges.
    So you are saying its the cable because I have a motorola rapid charger that does the same thing, slow charging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droid5 View Post
    So you are saying its the cable because I have a motorola rapid charger that does the same thing, slow charging.
    Has the Motorola charger the same high output amperage as your home charger (LG charger which came with your phone)?
    If not then that's what caused slow charging.

    Some explanation.
    Fast charging is caused by a mod of a chargers USB output (jumpered data pins).
    Most of generic chargers haven't this mod.
    That charge-only cable has the mod in its microUSB connector.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamsberg View Post
    Has the Motorola charger the same high output amperage as your home charger (LG charger which came with your phone)?
    If not then that's what caused slow charging.

    Some explanation.
    Fast charging is caused by a mod of a chargers USB output (jumpered data pins).
    Most of generic chargers haven't this mod.
    That charge-only cable has the mod in its microUSB connector.
    Thanks maybe I'll give it a try. Seems that what's holding it back
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    Anyone else have problems charging via car charger?
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    Does anyone here use the Verizon Vehicle Charger with Dual Output, Part#: MICRDUALVPC-F?

    Website says:
    "Powerful & Efficient - 5v/2A output from outlet to rapidly charge your device."

    If you use this with your G2, can you confirm it will fast charge? Will it fast charge from both USB outputs? After those questions, I am concerned with it's build quality. Several reviews mentioned it only worked for a few months, then it had to be exchanged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droid5 View Post
    Anyone else have problems charging via car charger?
    No, but I've noticed that the cables are as much of an issue as the charger itself. Before I got my G2 I noticed how slow my Galaxy Nexus would charge in the car (never said anything about slow charging) even though I had a 2A charger (just from Five Below). So I switched the cable and all of the sudden it charged as I would expect a 2A charger to charge. I don't have any issue with the same charger and cable charging my G2.
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    What kind of cable did u switch too.
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    I am using this this charger and it charges at a regular speed.

    I have an old HTC microUSB charger at home that slow charges my phone. My LG charger and the car charger are the only 2 cables I have that charge my phone at regular speed. At "slow charge" speed it takes about 9 hours to fully charge the phone.
    -spg
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    Quote Originally Posted by spgiva View Post
    I am using this this charger and it charges at a regular speed.

    I have an old HTC microUSB charger at home that slow charges my phone. My LG charger and the car charger are the only 2 cables I have that charge my phone at regular speed. At "slow charge" speed it takes about 9 hours to fully charge the phone.
    -spg
    Thanks for the confirmation. Can you also confirm if the second USB will charge at the normal rate? How long have you had this charger?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakaw View Post
    Does anyone here use the Verizon Vehicle Charger with Dual Output, Part#: MICRDUALVPC-F?

    Website says:
    "Powerful & Efficient - 5v/2A output from outlet to rapidly charge your device."

    If you use this with your G2, can you confirm it will fast charge? Will it fast charge from both USB outputs? After those questions, I am concerned with it's build quality. Several reviews mentioned it only worked for a few months, then it had to be exchanged.
    Bought this car charger and have verified the USB output does charge at the normal rate as well.
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    I'm still searching. I bought a LG USB home charger on eBay and it didn't even charge at 1 amp in the car.
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    To me it looks like the issue is the cable which comes with the LG G2. When I use the cable I can use any wall plug and it will charge the phone normally as soon as I use a different cable, even with the original LG G2 wall plug it says "slow charging". That really is a major flaw. I can understand if they require the wall plug, because of a certain A output requirement, but making it USB cable dependent makes not much sense, only in an Apple kind of way. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnargsiefil View Post
    To me it looks like the issue is the cable which comes with the LG G2. When I use the cable I can use any wall plug and it will charge the phone normally as soon as I use a different cable, even with the original LG G2 wall plug it says "slow charging". That really is a major flaw. I can understand if they require the wall plug, because of a certain A output requirement, but making it USB cable dependent makes not much sense, only in an Apple kind of way. :-)
    I agree with sentiment, but it's not LGs fault. The same would occur on my DNA. I think it's a "When a standard isn't a standard" type thing. Back when I had Droid 2 (or maybe Fascinate or Charge), I noticed that I couldn't use any cables other than what came with the phone to get USB Debugging enabled. Definitely aggravating when one of the benefits is supposed to be universal compatibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakaw View Post
    Does anyone here use the Verizon Vehicle Charger with Dual Output, Part#: MICRDUALVPC-F?

    Website says:
    "Powerful & Efficient - 5v/2A output from outlet to rapidly charge your device."

    If you use this with your G2, can you confirm it will fast charge? Will it fast charge from both USB outputs? After those questions, I am concerned with it's build quality. Several reviews mentioned it only worked for a few months, then it had to be exchanged.
    I own it and it does fast charge my G2. I have not tried the additional USB port though. Love the light on the end.

    I also own the wall version. EMICUSBDTVL-F
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    So what's a decent car charger for this phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fjd726 View Post
    So what's a decent car charger for this phone?
    Verizon Part#: MICRDUALVPC-F works well.

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