1. ZarathustraHead's Avatar
    Hi everybody. I've been charging my Note 2 on my universal Samsung dock charger which I bought for my S3. I have to believe that the dock only charges at 1 amp even with the Note 2 charger because it only charges 10% or so per hour on my Note 2. The charger without the dock charges more than twice as fast.

    Does anybody know if there is a decent 2 amp charging dock for the Note 2 other than the $100 smart dock?

    sent from my Note 2
    03-29-2013 02:27 AM
  2. SpiralBorg's Avatar
    It can't possibly be that slow. If its 10% an hour, thats...10hrs of charge time. And 1amp isn't slow at all.
    I don't even sleep for 10 hours...

    Sent from my MZ604 using Android Central Forums
    03-29-2013 02:34 AM
  3. ZarathustraHead's Avatar
    It can't possibly be that slow. If its 10% an hour, thats...10hrs of charge time. And 1amp isn't slow at all.
    I don't even sleep for 10 hours...

    Sent from my MZ604 using Android Central Forums
    10 hours from empty to full charge. Correct. Sometimes I wake up in the morning and after sitting on the dock all night it is not fully charged. I suspect there is a compatability issue between the Note 2 charger and the dock. Try it yourself and report back to me.

    In any case, my question was whether you are aware of a 2 amp charging dock for the Note 2.

    sent from my Note 2
    03-29-2013 03:01 AM
  4. SpiralBorg's Avatar
    It should be an compatibility issue.

    Sent from my MZ604 using Android Central Forums
    03-29-2013 03:28 AM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    Sounds more like it is charging at 500ma.

    Have you verified the charging rate with battery monitor widget or similar app?

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    03-29-2013 06:53 AM
  6. ZarathustraHead's Avatar
    Sounds more like it is charging at 500ma.

    Have you verified the charging rate with battery monitor widget or similar app?

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    I would guess it's charging at 600-700 ma. It is not a concern. There is nothing wrong with the charger, the dock, or the phone. I've seen this sort of thing before when not using OEM chargers. One of my 1 amp 3rd party chargers would not charge my S3 at all, but it would charge my wife's phone. My Anker external charger only works with my Nexus 7 if I use the Anker cable that came with it instead of the Nexus 7 cable. This is a compatibility issue with the dock which was not designed for the Note 2.

    I was just wondering if there are any 2 amp charging docks for the Note 2.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    03-29-2013 11:31 AM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    It has to deal with either the charger or the cable. I don't know the specifics of the dock that you have, but you could hack it to work with the dock.

    I got a free dock that charges at 1a due to the cable used in the dock. If i changed the cable, my dock would work at 2a. It was free, so not really complaining
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    03-29-2013 05:41 PM
  8. ZarathustraHead's Avatar
    you could hack it to work with the dock.
    You give me too much credit. I only know how to buy stuff, not hack it.

    sent from my Note 2
    03-30-2013 03:12 AM
  9. ZarathustraHead's Avatar
    Looks like the $100 Samsung smart dock is the way to go. Maybe someday I'll actually use the "smart" part.

    sent from my Note 2
    04-14-2013 10:59 AM

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