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  1. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    I just got a 2 amp belkin car charger, but it can not keep up with the Nexus when navigation is running.

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    12-15-2011 11:01 PM
  2. exarkun's Avatar
    12-16-2011 02:17 PM
  3. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    This one only outputs 500ma. It's nowhere near enough for the Nexus.

    I just tried a Belkin 2 amp charger. No go. Slowly decreases when the screen is on.
    12-16-2011 06:23 PM
  4. DCoy82's Avatar
    I have been using these for years. They are cheap, and they work very good and don't destroy your battery like some car chargers will. Also it has a nice blue glow. Give it a shot it's less than 5 bucks.

    Amazon.com: Motorola Vehicle Power Adapter micro-USB Rapid Rate Charger: Cell Phones & Accessories
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    12-16-2011 07:35 PM
  5. LLcdPH's Avatar
    I have been using these for years. They are cheap, and they work very good and don't destroy your battery like some car chargers will. Also it has a nice blue glow. Give it a shot it's less than 5 bucks.

    Amazon.com: Motorola Vehicle Power Adapter micro-USB Rapid Rate Charger: Cell Phones & Accessories

    Absolutely agree. I bought three of these for the three Samsung Fascinates my wife, daughter and I have had up until now and they work great! High output (4.75-5.25V 950mA) and no issues. And, inexpensive!
    12-17-2011 12:22 AM
  6. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    I just got a 2 amp belkin car charger, but it can not keep up with the Nexus when navigation is running.

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    I haven't tested it out in the car yet, but I bought the Platinum Series combo (wall and car adapters) from Best Buy and they are 3amp. I originally got them for my Thunderbolt, but then I read how slow the Revolution charged so the wife is using the wall adapter and I have the car adapter. I just don't normally use navigation.

    It was like $30 but it does work pretty well.

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    12-17-2011 12:34 AM
  7. Ledge's Avatar
    I've been using that Motorola car charger with the Nexus and it doesn't keep up either. Battery goes down while using navigation. It worked great on my Evo and Rezound. Hoping a fix comes for this!
    12-17-2011 01:39 PM
  8. Small_law's Avatar
    Im wondering about this too. Is there a particular rate or capacity that is recommended for the phone? Im not going to pretend to know anything about electrical measurements.
    12-17-2011 02:45 PM
  9. Jimistixx's Avatar
    I'm anxious to know about this too.
    I often rely on navigation while plugged into car charger.
    Haven't even thought about a charger not being able to keep up with the phone.
    Too early to test on my Energizer car charger.
    12-17-2011 08:59 PM
  10. lifespeed757's Avatar
    Just going by the specs, this charger for iPads looks promising. I very much prefer dual USB outlets for when we are roadtripping as a family. Gotta keep the wife's SGN charged too, you know.
    12-17-2011 09:39 PM
  11. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    Like I said earlier Best Buy has the 3amp charger. I haven't used it on the Galaxy Nexus yet, but it worked well with my Thunderbolt and that phone guzzled down power.

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    12-17-2011 10:03 PM
  12. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Like I said earlier Best Buy has the 3amp charger. I haven't used it on the Galaxy Nexus yet, but it worked well with my Thunderbolt and that phone guzzled down power.

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    Is that the one with the two USB? If so I bought that one and it couldn't keep up either.

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    12-18-2011 05:36 PM
  13. xiaosong's Avatar
    Have you guys tried putting the phone in 3G mode for navigation? I think 4G is way overkill for downloading the maps for navigation.
    12-18-2011 06:29 PM
  14. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    Is that the one with the two USB? If so I bought that one and it couldn't keep up either.

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    No the one I got only had one USB port so all 3amps are going to the phone.

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    12-18-2011 06:31 PM
  15. the block's Avatar
    No the one I got only had one USB port so all 3amps are going to the phone.

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    Can you provide a link to the one you purchased?
    12-21-2011 11:54 AM
  16. a2thejay23's Avatar
    i read somewhere that this is a problem with custom roms where the charger thinks its drawing from USB and not AC so it won't pull more than about 500ma which causes the phone not to be able to keep up in situations like the car....

    doesn't happen on stock roms apparently...not sure
    12-21-2011 02:18 PM
  17. cdoerman's Avatar
    I couldn't find the 3-amp micro-usb charger at Best Buy (either in my local store or online) that was mentioned earlier in this thread. However, I did find a 2-amp Rocketfish charger at Best Buy with a added USB port for charging a second device. I can confirm that the charger did charge my G-Nex (both standard and extended batteries) while running Navigation and Google Music streamed over 4G at the same time). It charges a lot faster if the screen and/or GPS is off but at least you get a positive charge with it everything running (even if it isn't charging really fast). I want to say that I was adding maybe 5% every 10 minutes with everything running. Anyway, here is the one I got. I actually bought 3 of these and Best Buy was running a sale so they ended up being $22.50 each but you have to buy more than 1 to get a discount.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=nw6i_Po-
    12-21-2011 11:00 PM
  18. DCoy82's Avatar
    I used the charger I posted on the first page for navigation in 3g mode and had no problems keeping a charge and gain battery as well. I still highly suggest that Motorola charger, you shouldn't have any problems with it and its less than 5 bucks shipped...

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    12-21-2011 11:05 PM
  19. cdoerman's Avatar
    I used the charger I posted on the first page for navigation in 3g mode and had no problems keeping a charge and gain battery as well. I still highly suggest that Motorola charger, you shouldn't have any problems with it and its less than 5 bucks shipped...
    That one definitely sounds like a good value and I have been happy with Moto chargers in the past. My only concern is that the charger is spec'd at just under 1 amp (950 mA).

    I would be curious to see if you can run Navigation on 4G and how it holds up. The 4G data is much more power-consuming than 3G. As an added bonus, stream some music in the background and see if it can keep pace.
    12-21-2011 11:18 PM
  20. robstunner's Avatar
    That one definitely sounds like a good value and I have been happy with Moto chargers in the past. My only concern is that the charger is spec'd at just under 1 amp (950 mA).

    I would be curious to see if you can run Navigation on 4G and how it holds up. The 4G data is much more power-consuming than 3G. As an added bonus, stream some music in the background and see if it can keep pace.
    Hmph. My junky 1ma rocket fish charges my phone just fine all that while navigation and Pandora are working on 4g. I'm 100% stock.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    12-22-2011 12:00 AM
  21. MrLorence's Avatar
    Was having the same issues with not keeping up while using Nav...bought the Verizon car charger with USB plug in on it...working fine
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    12-22-2011 07:58 AM
  22. Rockn's Avatar
    I got the dual charger from Verizon, micro and regular USB and it seems to work fine on the Nexus with Nav and an Internet radio station on 4G. Kept up with the battery use for a 120 mile trip, stayed at about 75% start to end. Read the reviews on Verizons website, wow - people are all over the place with their satisfaction on this charger! No mention of its specs. It is $10 off right now, so that makes it $19.

    I wonder if the electrical system in your car is relevant to how much performance you can expect out of these chargers? My truck came with the accessory charging outlet next to the cigarette lighter but its on a separate circuit with its own fuse. It also has a 225amp alternator and a power converter in the back for 110v. So if your car has some aftermarket sound system that sucks all the juice out of your alternator or you have a cheapy econobox that was spec'd marginally to begin with, maybe the cigarette lighter circuit (which has your radio, dash lights, courtesy lights, etc ) cannot push the juice to charge your phone?
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    12-23-2011 12:39 PM
  23. Stinkpickle's Avatar
    Moto rapid charger all the way! Got one with my DROID X car mount, works well.

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    12-23-2011 12:53 PM
  24. lifespeed757's Avatar
    I got the dual charger from Verizon, micro and regular USB and it seems to work fine on the Nexus with Nav and an Internet radio station on 4G. Kept up with the battery use for a 120 mile trip, stayed at about 75% start to end.
    To me that is an underpowered charger. Should have quickly charged to 100% even with the screen/nav on. We need specs here, people, not just "my charger works". Also check in settings/about phone while plugged in and confirm the car adapter is recognized as "AC charge", as opposed to the weaker USB charge.

    My original N1 car adapter is rated at 2A and charges the phone quickly. Shows as AC charge. But I don't yet have a car dock so haven't tried to charge with nav.
    12-23-2011 01:26 PM
  25. Rockn's Avatar
    To me that is an underpowered charger. Should have quickly charged to 100% even with the screen/nav on. We need specs here, people, not just "my charger works". Also check in settings/about phone while plugged in and confirm the car adapter is recognized as "AC charge", as opposed to the weaker USB charge.

    My original N1 car adapter is rated at 2A and charges the phone quickly. Shows as AC charge. But I don't yet have a car dock so haven't tried to charge with nav.
    Maybe, forgot to mention I had Bluetooth on driving the internet radio to the car stereo - seems like a lot of juicy apps running at once to me, and I was satisfied with breaking even. Should I expect more? Agreed, we need specs.
    12-23-2011 01:55 PM
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