1. Dinkyy3's Avatar
    I bought a 10ft charger today from the state fair. Plugged it into my phone and got a "incomplete connection. Make sure the charger is properly connected" message. It shows it's charging my phone slowly. Will this damage my battery?
    10-11-2017 09:37 PM
  2. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    If you half to ask then maby yes why risk it
    10-11-2017 09:39 PM
  3. jacker's Avatar
    They're certainly are bad cables out there. Don't take chances. Buy from reputable places only. Buy brands that guarantee they work or your money back.

    State fairs are NOT on my list to buy certified cables from.


    Just saying....


    Edit: the risk is inconsistent performance or possibly even severely damaging your device.

    It ain't worth it.
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    10-11-2017 09:47 PM
  4. srvctec's Avatar
    My take? Why go cheap on a charger for a $1000 phone?
    jacker and toenail_flicker like this.
    10-11-2017 09:49 PM
  5. eshropshire's Avatar
    I don't know about 10 feet chargers, but I have tried several 10 foot Micro USB cables and they all failed pretty quickly.
    10-11-2017 10:01 PM
  6. jayp1306's Avatar
    Even my oem cord from Samsung will display that message when I charge from a non Samsung usb brick on occasion. I'm not sure why it is like that, works fine in my personal truck but my work van gets the message, same cord.
    10-11-2017 10:13 PM
  7. arunma's Avatar
    Probably not a big deal. But you can get very cheap cables from Amazon made by more reputable brands like Anker or Amazon Basics. You can even get Samsung OEM cables for not much more than you'd pay for Anker. I'm all for saving money, but given the ubiquity of affordable cables, why risk using a suspicious product?
    jacker likes this.
    10-11-2017 10:44 PM
  8. chazglenn3's Avatar
    I bought the Anker 6 foot braided cable 2 pack that was on the Android Central front page awhile back. Great cables and do fast charging too.
    jacker, yarnsrj and Ca_lvn like this.
    10-11-2017 10:47 PM
  9. barkomatic's Avatar
    I reached out to Samsung when I needed an extra charger for my office and they provided a link to an OEM charger sold by Amazon. It sucked that it cost another $35 but it works perfectly with no error messages. When it comes to chargers and batteries, I only go with genuine branded equipment considering how unstable batteries can be even under ideal conditions.
    10-12-2017 09:42 AM

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