1. stalemate1's Avatar
    I've got a 2.1amp 5V charger. Will it blow the power supply fuse or damage any of the other hardware ?

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    10-11-2013 09:07 AM
  2. ctowne's Avatar
    It is not great for the battery to be charged that quickly, but yes it will work. It will deplete the life of your battery much more quickly than a normal 1A charger will.
    10-17-2013 07:17 AM
  3. Mooncatt's Avatar
    That's incorrect. The phone has a built in throttle that only draws the amount of amperage out needs. Kinda like a water hose with a valve at the end, regardless how much flow is available, the valve controls how much is let through. While a stronger charger wouldn't charge the battery faster, I do like them for greater versatility across devices and it would theoretically last longer because it isn't working as hard to deliver the same power as a weaker one.

    EDIT: Probably a better analogy would be the 110V wall outlet. Those are typically 30 amp circuits, but you don't see them damaging small devices (defects aside of course).
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    10-17-2013 10:38 PM
  4. TheLegoman's Avatar
    That's incorrect. The phone has a built in throttle that only draws the amount of amperage out needs. Kinda like a water hose with a valve at the end, regardless how much flow is available, the valve controls how much is let through. While a stronger charger wouldn't charge the battery faster, I do like them for greater versatility across devices and it would theoretically last longer because it isn't working as hard to deliver the same power as a weaker one.

    EDIT: Probably a better analogy would be the 110V wall outlet. Those are typically 30 amp circuits, but you don't see them damaging small devices (defects aside of course).
    This guy got it.

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    10-17-2013 11:03 PM
  5. Mooncatt's Avatar
    This guy got it.
    Thanks, but thinking more on it, there is an exception. What I said pertains to charging the battery via the phone. If using a stand alone charger, it could be possible that it will charge the battery too fast. If it isn't programmed right, it could let too much amperage through to the battery. I've never used a stand alone phone battery charger, but I know other chargers can have variable rates (like ones used in electric R/C battery chargers). So just make sure you get one specific to your phone's battery if possible.
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    10-18-2013 02:37 AM
  6. stalemate1's Avatar
    Thanks guys. But then how big could I go ? Could I go a full 16amps ?

    Using Windows since 1998
    10-18-2013 03:24 AM
  7. ctowne's Avatar
    Thanks guys. But then how big could I go ? Could I go a full 16amps ?

    Using Windows since 1998
    If you can find a 5v 16A charger
    10-18-2013 05:08 AM
  8. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Lol yeah. I don't think USB is capable of delivering that much power through that small of wire. But like Ctowne said, it would still be ok if you found one that strong.
    10-18-2013 05:33 AM
  9. ctowne's Avatar
    Lol yeah. I don't think USB is capable of delivering that much power through that small of wire. But like Ctowne said, it would still be ok if you found one that strong.
    Yea you would need 12 gauge wire for that. Lol
    10-18-2013 08:45 AM

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