1. walterwood44's Avatar
    My wife and I have preordered Galaxy S3s. We currently have Evo 4Gs and generic car chargers. Both plug into the lighter socket and one is an inverter with an AC and USB socket while the other is a cheap USB adapter. Are the cables used to charge the Evos the same as those for the S3 or will we need new cables?

    Thanks in advance.
    06-15-2012 07:28 PM
  2. SiliconAddict's Avatar
    I've got a 5v 2.1A charger for my EVO 4G and while it charges the EVO fine it gets wonky on my Work phone Samsung Infuse. It charges it but when the battery is fully drained it takes a while to charge it to the point it can power it on. *shrugs* Take from that what you will.
    06-15-2012 07:57 PM
  3. Uncle Louie's Avatar
    My wife and I have preordered Galaxy S3s. We currently have Evo 4Gs and generic car chargers. Both plug into the lighter socket and one is an inverter with an AC and USB socket while the other is a cheap USB adapter. Are the cables used to charge the Evos the same as those for the S3 or will we need new cables?

    Thanks in advance.
    I sure hope so...I have a ton of cables and adapters from previous phones...

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    06-15-2012 08:20 PM
  4. monkeyluis's Avatar
    I would think they do. Only way to know is to test it.
    06-16-2012 08:45 AM
  5. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    I would think they do. Only way to know is to test it.
    ^^^ This^^^

    Typically speaking yes, it'll work no problem. With that said, i have a cable that won't charge my NS4G but has worked on 10 phones before and several after. Wall adapter was eliminated from being the problem (which would be more likely the culprit) and the cable just won't charge that single phone. ::shrugs::

    P.S. Shop around and you can find them for $15ish including shipping but it'll be the best $15 you spend
    06-16-2012 12:19 PM
  6. Dreissig's Avatar
    Yes



    This is a micro USB (type B) cable. The Evo 4G uses this type to charge. The GS3 also uses this. It might charge slowly however, because it takes quite a bit of charge to replenish the mobil's battery. That would be a problem with your car, meaning you'd have to use a wall outlet.
    06-16-2012 05:30 PM
  7. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    You can find good car chargers that'll do 950ma out. While thats half of the wall charger i posted above, it's still equal to most OEM wall chargers and in some cases greater than low end generic ones.

    When i plug in it's usually for 20 or 30 min as im usually on the run so i try to get as much juice as possible.
    06-16-2012 05:47 PM
  8. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Cables are normally fine...Its the wall charger that you need to worry about.

    Check both voltages BEFORE using it. Be warned!
    06-16-2012 05:48 PM

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