1. BullFrog76's Avatar
    I just got my n6 yesterday. Are there any settings I need to change in other for the turbo charger to work? I plugged in the charger yesterday, and it didn't work. The phone charged, but the turbo didn't work.

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    03-19-2015 05:15 AM
  2. junglejunkie's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure that the battery has to be almost completely discharged for turbo charging to kick in. Sorry, I don't know the exact percentage, but I'm sure someone here will chime in with it.

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    03-19-2015 05:23 AM
  3. ODog2323's Avatar
    Nope, no settings, and no the battery doesn't have to be all the way down. You'll see more of the turbo-ness when your battery is lower though. Charging slows down as it nears 100 percent.

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    03-19-2015 06:46 AM
  4. Robbie317's Avatar
    I just got my n6 yesterday. Are there any settings I need to change in other for the turbo charger to work? I plugged in the charger yesterday, and it didn't work. The phone charged, but the turbo didn't work.

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    The fine print on the turbo charger from Motorola's site...

    ** Battery must be substantially depleted; charging rate slows as charging progresses.
    03-19-2015 07:18 AM
  5. BullFrog76's Avatar
    It charged at the same rate for the whole time. The battery was at 38% when I got home. Hopefully it will work today or I just didn't notice it.

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    03-19-2015 08:36 AM
  6. Robbie317's Avatar
    It charged at the same rate for the whole time. The battery was at 38% when I got home. Hopefully it will work today or I just didn't notice it.

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    Just curious how do you know it charged at the same rate? Have you plugged it up with a "Regular" charger?? I primarily charge via Qi Wireless charging and it usually takes about 3 hours to go from 15% to 100%... and then via the turbo charger included with the phone that same charging takes about 50 minutes to an hour..... But I've never tried to charge it with a regular USB wall charger from another phone???

    I mean how long does it take you to charge the phone from 38% back to 100%???? that is usually a 20 - 30 minute max charge with my Turbo charger and about an 90 minutes with the wireless charger.....
    03-19-2015 09:00 AM
  7. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    It charged at the same rate for the whole time. The battery was at 38% when I got home. Hopefully it will work today or I just didn't notice it.

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    Turbo charging isn't a linear thing. Basically, depending on the state of the phone/battery, it will adjust accordingly to charge at either 5v, 9v, or 12v (normal chargers only charge at 5v). At its peak charging rate, it can deliver 3A of power to your phone, restoring its charge very quickly.
    03-19-2015 09:16 AM
  8. pdaniel219's Avatar
    Picked mine up yesterday. After setting everything up, I was at 13%. Plugged it into the turbo charger and checked it in 15 minutes. It was at 62%. After about another 30 or 40 minutes I was at 100%. I'm sold. I was worried about the battery life on this thing, but if I can charge up that quickly, I'm fine.

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    03-20-2015 12:08 PM
  9. Sullie714's Avatar
    no settings to change, sounds like you got a bad charger or something. The only other thing I could add is I suspect the turbo charge time is more apparent if you are directly plugged into an outlet as opposed to being plugged into an extension cord or ups/surge unit (things with more than one thing already plugged in.)
    03-20-2015 03:13 PM
  10. PhoenixMike's Avatar
    Mine seems to charge extremely quick no matter how much battery I have left.
    I compared it to an ordinary charger.
    03-20-2015 03:47 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    As others said no it will just work.
    03-20-2015 04:57 PM
  12. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    Something else to consider - some third-party cables simply won't conduct much current, so if you used a cable you had lying around instead of the OEM cable that could have caused the issue you experienced.
    03-22-2015 01:22 AM
  13. mumfoau's Avatar
    There needs to be a way to opt not to turbo charge because the heat concerns me. Thankfully, I have an old 1A iPhone charger that I charge my FitBit with.
    06-06-2015 07:42 AM
  14. NewAge's Avatar
    There needs to be a way to opt not to turbo charge because the heat concerns me. Thankfully, I have an old 1A iPhone charger that charge my FitBit with.
    Agree. And Gaming + Turbo Charge = Stupid Heat. I've only really needed to Turbo charge once in the past month and it was nice. But the battery drains faster after a 15 minute "quick charge" then after an equivalent charge from a normal charger. So its a little deceiving.
    06-06-2015 11:27 AM
  15. MoneyMike84's Avatar
    Agree. And Gaming + Turbo Charge = Stupid Heat. I've only really needed to Turbo charge once in the past month and it was nice. But the battery drains faster after a 15 minute "quick charge" then after an equivalent charge from a normal charger. So its a little deceiving.
    I've not noticed my N6 discharging slower from a regular charger. I tend to not use the turbo charger while using the phone though due to it heating up.
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    06-06-2015 01:30 PM
  16. DroidTron's Avatar
    Almost on topic, I got a Tronsmart car charger on Amazon for $17. It's Qualcomm 2.0 certified for quick charging BUT it also has a second USB port for slow charging.

    At home I use an old slow overnight charger. The quick charger is super useful however when I need it.
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    06-06-2015 02:10 PM
  17. Jim Scheiner's Avatar
    Go to eBay and buy a Tenergy turbo charger. It has a longer cord AND it has a LED that changes color depending whether it is quick charging or not.
    06-08-2015 10:34 AM
  18. LeoRex's Avatar
    Well, the charger does have a high base current.. the turbo aspect plays with the voltage to push charge quicker.

    As for heat.... well, in general, you will see plenty of people recommend you tread lightly with the phone when charging. If you are doing something that gets the phone hot without it plugged in, doing said activity while charging will just introduce more heat into the system. Granted, there are countless safties that will monitor thermal conditions and made adjustments as needed... but personally, I usually just let it be and wait until its off the charger to start cranking on the thing.
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    08-10-2015 10:04 AM
  19. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    There needs to be a way to opt not to turbo charge because the heat concerns me. Thankfully, I have an old 1A iPhone charger that I charge my FitBit with.
    Agree. And Gaming + Turbo Charge = Stupid Heat. I've only really needed to Turbo charge once in the past month and it was nice. But the battery drains faster after a 15 minute "quick charge" then after an equivalent charge from a normal charger. So its a little deceiving.
    I've not noticed my N6 discharging slower from a regular charger. I tend to not use the turbo charger while using the phone though due to it heating up.
    That's why I don't use turbo charging. It's a relatively new technology, and people still don't know all there is to know about it. Some say it will decrease battery longevity. No thanks, a "regular" charger works just fine for me.
    08-10-2015 11:02 AM
  20. David Klamet's Avatar
    This is not new technology. Charging batteries at a higher rate when they are discharged and reducing it as they get closer to capacity is common and has been done for many years.

    If done correctly (and I'm making that assumption), it should have minimal effect on battery life. Batteries only heat up when they are charged at a high rate as they get full. That is why the charge rate is reduced as they get closer to capacity.

    If used occasionally, it is unlikely to have much impact on battery life.

    If the battery is truly charged, the rate at which it is charged doesn't affect how much energy is stored. In other words, this is probably just an illusion.

    This is possible, but unlikely unless the cable is bad, or has a bad connection,. Any decent cable should work fine.

    If plugged into a 110V outlet (or 220V in Europe/UK), the charge will not be affected by where it is plugged into.
    08-11-2015 03:56 PM
  21. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    If used occasionally, it is unlikely to have much impact on battery life.
    You may be right. However, I also read a couple articles (I'm not going to try and find them) that quick charging may be bad for the overall longevity of a battery. For those of us that will be keeping the Nexus 6 for a long time, it may not be the best choice. I could be wrong, but I'm not willing to take that chance.

    I think a lot of hard core users here will probably get a new phone before battery longevity becomes an issue. Whether or not quick charging is a potential problem or not is a moot point to me. I always err on the side of caution, that's all.
    08-11-2015 05:34 PM
  22. Steve Russell3's Avatar
    Folks seem to be worried about battery life as far as the Turbo/Quick charge is concerned . Thought I would look at the cost of an N6 battery . Seems to be around $16 to $20 on Amazon . If my battery lasts a year and I can replace it at the end of the year .It is not a big concern to me . It looks like a fairly easy battery to replace looking at videos. Then again I just moved from an LG G3 and wireless charging which was not QI thanks to ATT and I do like wireless charging especially QI wireless which ATT was not! Some LG G3s were QI , but not ATT.Made me think they had a vested interest with Duracell which seems to be behind PMA. QI seems to work at a greater distance then PMA charging. I will be using the QI mostly but it is good to know I can charge fast if needed .
    11-05-2015 01:38 PM
  23. mumfoau's Avatar
    Though I studied electrical engineering I'm way out of practice. I figure the people at Motorola are pretty smart so if they say use the supplied charger that's a Turbo charger then that's what I'm going with LOL
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    12-03-2015 08:45 PM
  24. kct1975's Avatar
    Though I studied electrical engineering I'm way out of practice. I figure the people at Motorola are pretty smart so if they say use the supplied charger that's a Turbo charger then that's what I'm going with LOL
    My thoughts exactly!
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    12-03-2015 10:05 PM

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