1. madwillow's Avatar
    What car chargers are compatible with the 950. I don't see them offered as accessory by MS or AT&T, but Amazon ads claim to be compatible.
    11-27-2015 05:42 PM
  2. John Scatoloni's Avatar
    Where to buy the car charger? I bought two on Amazon and contrary to what it claimed the connection did not work. The carrier stores do not sell the charger yet. Does anyone know where to get a car charger that fits. Microsoft should have known better, to offer it at the store when a sale of the phone was made.
    12-07-2015 02:58 PM
  3. YKinase's Avatar
    I purchased a "Tronsmart" USB-C charger and it works extremely well. Not wireless mind you - I have not found a wireless charger that doesn't press the power or camera button yet...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01...pUvbUpU3329643
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    12-07-2015 03:48 PM
  4. MattLFC's Avatar
    I bodged my own wireless charger together. I used a standard (3) phone holder for the vents/windscreen and got a wireless qi coil from eBay for 2 delivered. I fixed it inside the holder a d hey presto! I've been using it for a few years now, still works. I'd like to get a quickcharge charger for when I need a boost fast! There's some on amazon, I forget the brand but they have a good rating. I'll dig them out later!
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    12-07-2015 04:03 PM
  5. 920Walker's Avatar
    I've yet to find a wireless charger that can charge my 920, let alone keep the battery percentage prior to charge, when using phone navigation with display on the entire drive. Following this thread. I love wireless charging everywhere but the car.
    12-07-2015 04:37 PM
  6. Albatross2's Avatar
    I got a combo with a wall charger for work and a car charger. So far they seem fine, but I've only had them 20 hours...
    Amazon.com: Combo: Tenergy 18W Adaptive Fast Charging Kit w/ Qualcomm Quick ChargeTM 2.0 Technology for Smartphones/Tablets : AC Wall Charger + Car Charger: Cell Phones & Accessories

    You'll either have to use the Type C cable that came with your phone or pick up a new cable though, the cables that come with this bundle are micro USB, not type C.
    12-07-2015 04:52 PM
  7. Link Kadeshi's Avatar
    I'm using my old Nokia car charger with the micro USB to USB C adapter recommended in Daniel Rubino's recent article. Have not had a lot of problems with it, but I'll keep an eye on her.
    12-07-2015 05:30 PM
  8. Mallguvner's Avatar
    I purchased a "Tronsmart" USB-C charger and it works extremely well. Not wireless mind you - I have not found a wireless charger that doesn't press the power or camera button yet...

    Amazon.com: USB Type-C Car Charger,Tronsmart 36W 2 Ports Rapid Car Charger with Quick Charge 2.0 Technology.Attached USB Type C Cord for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X (Not Compatible with Google Pixel): Computers & Accessories
    I also purchased this same charger and it works flawlessly. It also has an extra USB port for your off brand phones to charge from. :)

    MG
    12-08-2015 12:56 AM
  9. tangledW's Avatar
    The MS Store has a cigarette lighter to USB port that supports quick charging.

    The Nokia wireless car charger doesn't provide a steady connection.
    12-08-2015 01:23 AM
  10. majortom1981's Avatar
    keep in mind quick charge 2.0 is fast but not fast enough. quick charge 2.0 is 2.amps while usb 3.1 fast charge is 3 amps.
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    12-08-2015 07:43 AM
  11. tanders04#WN's Avatar
    I just bought this one from amazon.

    So far it seems ok. I literally just unboxed it and put it in on my way to work this morning. I'm going to mess with placement in the car a little more. The other problem is that it hits the power button, though it almost seems better that way because I can just squeeze the dock to unlock it.
    12-08-2015 09:58 AM
  12. John M Beauchemin's Avatar
    I bought this CHOEtech charger. Works great.
    12-08-2015 03:17 PM
  13. DCProjMgr's Avatar
    I purchased a "Tronsmart" USB-C charger and it works extremely well. Not wireless mind you - I have not found a wireless charger that doesn't press the power or camera button yet...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01...pUvbUpU3331805
    I have the same charger, and it has been great! As a matter of fact I have stopped charging my phone overnight, and just plug it in on my commute to and from work. That's all it needs.

    Keep in mind that if you are looking for fast charging it must be USB Type C only from the power to the phone. If you introduce a Type A connection anywhere in the process it will negotiate to a slower speed.
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    12-08-2015 10:20 PM
  14. gomezz's Avatar
    I bodged my own wireless charger together
    Glad to hear I am not the only one to do this. In my case I used a Kenu Airframe cradle with a small plate display stand (with the back plane removed) and a couple of bits of rubber packing glued on so the phone sits over the sweet spot) and an Aukey wireless charger / power bank with a couple of flat, black hairbands to hold the phone in place (need careful positioning to obscure the least important part of the screen when sat-navving).
    Last edited by gomezz; 12-09-2015 at 07:40 AM.
    12-09-2015 07:22 AM
  15. Daniel Szabadi's Avatar
    I have a Nokia CR-201 which I was using with my 920, but it is also working well with the 950. It doesn't press the camera or the power button.
    However, the charging power is a bit low. I was using waze for about an hour with low screen brightness (25%) while charging, and it still had drained about 10% off of my battery.... Too bad I really like this charger/holder :)
    Oh and +1 points: The back of the holder is low, while the 950 is kind of high, so you can use the camera and record photos/videos while driving.
    12-10-2015 05:36 AM
  16. obakir's Avatar
    I got this, somehow assuming 950 has qualcomm quick charge.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pUvbUpU3342558

    But I'm not sure now. I only see a blue LED, it says it turns green if it is charging at full capacity. I'm a little confused. Nonetheless, it charged from %57 to %67 in 10 mins.
    12-15-2015 02:40 PM
  17. ashram's Avatar
    i cheat.... my car has a built in power inverter, so i just use the wall charger that came with it in the car :)
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    12-15-2015 04:23 PM
  18. Michael-Dallas's Avatar
    I'm using a 2-port Anker USB car charger w/ an Anker USB-C cable from Amazon.com. It looks like Anker has a 1-port USB car charger that supports Quick Charge 3.0: http://www.amazon.com/Qualcomm-Anker...pUvbUpU3344800
    12-16-2015 10:11 PM
  19. obakir's Avatar
    I'm using a 2-port Anker USB car charger w/ an Anker USB-C cable from Amazon.com. It looks like Anker has a 1-port USB car charger that supports Quick Charge 3.0: http://www.amazon.com/Qualcomm-Anker...pUvbUpU3347788
    I don't think lumia 950 supports quick charge 3.0. It doesn't even support 2.0 or there is something wrong with my cabling. I'm also using an Anker usb-c cable.
    12-18-2015 05:25 PM
  20. banghaymo's Avatar
    The Lumia 950 doesn't support Qualcomms quickcharge. But it has the full 3A capacity coupled with USB3.1 which is according to my knowledge the only phone capable of doing so but is not advertised by anyone. Who needs quickcharge anyway, even the Nexus has it turned off. Microsofts Fast charge in the 950 and 950xl does a fast job!
    12-27-2015 12:15 PM
  21. obakir's Avatar
    It's not that we care which protocol they use :) do you know any car chargers that supports this?
    12-28-2015 02:50 PM
  22. coolibop's Avatar
    I just moved from charging my Lumia 1020 using a 2.4 amp charger in the car (I think it only maxed at 1.3a), to a Lumia 950. If I use the 2.4 usb-a to usb-c (Lumia 950), will I still get a decently fast charge? Is it better for the battery to simply purchase a usb-c type car charger that supports the full 3a?
    05-13-2016 12:41 PM
  23. Moez Juventus's Avatar
    Yeah i'm asking the same question too...an answer from the community will be much appreciated :)
    05-13-2016 06:20 PM
  24. EliteMikes's Avatar
    Reviving an old old thread. Has anyone come across a good solid usb 3 car charger?
    07-04-2016 07:56 AM

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