1. Murph5150's Avatar
    I've had crap luck with car chargers. I bought my first one at Verizon and like clockwork, it would fail after one week. So exchange after exchange, Verizon said to order one directly from Motorola. So I did, and it's a Belkin. My phone discharges quicker than it charges. Only the home "Turbo Charger" it came with charges my phone properly.

    Has anyone else had this problem?

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    03-23-2015 11:25 AM
  2. FredBassett's Avatar
    I use turbo charger in car works quick
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    03-23-2015 11:43 AM
  3. doogald's Avatar
    They make car turbo chargers.

    I've never used one, but here is an example: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00NDE...cUvbUpU4300668
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    03-23-2015 11:43 AM
  4. Murph5150's Avatar
    They make car turbo chargers.

    I've never used one, but here is an example: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00NDE...cUvbUpU4300732
    Excellent! Thank you sir. I wish it stated the output in volts, but if it's claiming a 75% faster charge, I'll risk $20.

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    03-23-2015 12:21 PM
  5. doogald's Avatar
    Just to add, I just remembered that Android Central did a mini-review of three fast chargers a month or so ago.

    A quick look at three quick-charging car chargers that charge quickly | Android Central
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    03-23-2015 02:06 PM
  6. vzwuser76's Avatar
    I've had crap luck with car chargers. I bought my first one at Verizon and like clockwork, it would fail after one week. So exchange after exchange, Verizon said to order one directly from Motorola. So I did, and it's a Belkin. My phone discharges quicker than it charges. Only the home "Turbo Charger" it came with charges my phone properly.

    Has anyone else had this problem?

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    I actually rarely use my "Turbo charger", I use the charger from my Droid Maxx and it charges my phone just fine.
    03-24-2015 12:26 AM
  7. MA2GA28's Avatar
    Based on the heat generated from a Turbo charge, and add that to the heat from using multiple apps (Maps especially) on the phone, I don't think I'd want to use a car Turbo charger while the phone is in use. I can only imagine the issues it may cause.
    03-25-2015 10:44 AM
  8. doogald's Avatar
    Based on the heat generated from a Turbo charge, and add that to the heat from using multiple apps (Maps especially) on the phone, I don't think I'd want to use a car Turbo charger while the phone is in use. I can only imagine the issues it may cause.
    A counter to that is if somebody is navigating somewhere with a phone with, say, 10% battery left, you want to plug into a charger that will allow the phone to continue to gain charge while still providing navigation. You don't have to use it all of the time, but it can be handy those times if you desperately need it.

    And, the engineers designed this phone to be quick charged. Laptops batteries receive higher voltage and amp charges compared with phones all of the time. I'd say that it's worth the risk every once in a while.
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    03-25-2015 11:03 AM
  9. MA2GA28's Avatar
    I don't disagree that once in a while when needed would be fine, but the OP seems like s/he uses it as a constant charge in the car. The phone is built to take some heat, but that doesn't mean it won't suffer if more heat is generated than it can handle.
    03-25-2015 11:46 AM
  10. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    I'm of the opinion that since this phone is marketed with the turbo-charging capability, comes with a turbo wall-charger and has a turbo car-charger made my Verizon available, it damn well better be able to handle being Turbo charged whenever and how often I want to use those charges.

    If you start hearing of batteries that are failing before 2-years of usage, I'll guarantee you'll see a class-action suit filed against Motorola and Verizon for selling a package that can't perform, as advertised, without negatively impacting the product.
    03-25-2015 02:32 PM
  11. MA2GA28's Avatar
    Turbo charging heat is, I believe, probably prepared for. Its that PLUS the heat of using intensive apps (like Maps/BT/Music at the same time) where I think the phone would be negatively impacted.

    As for a class action...highly doubtful, even if the battery proves to be a dud. Would be difficult tying back the substandard performance.
    03-25-2015 10:32 PM
  12. Murph5150's Avatar
    Regarding Verizon selling a vehicle "Turbo Charger" the corporate store I do business with has no such charger. When I explained the ineffectiveness of the standard Verizon vehicle charger it was never suggested, after 4 exchanges, I get a vehicle Turbo Charger.

    Laptop vs cellphone charging is very different. A cellphone feeds between 4 and 5 volts to the charging port while laptops generally are fed between 18 and 21 volts. Of course, there may be rare exceptions but this general statement is accurate for the market majority.

    I purchased a rapid vehicle charger from the website suggested by an earlier poster. I should receive it today or tomorrow. I'll be happy to share my results.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-26-2015 05:31 AM

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