1. GregCra's Avatar
    Hi - want to be able to use the USB cord that was supplied with the phone in the car to charge it. To do this I have a gadget that plugs into the cigarette lighter in the car and presents a USB port. So I plug the fat end of the USB cable there and the thin end of the supplied USB cable into the phone. This does NOT charge the phone. I understand the cable is special, needs to support 3.1 etc - but what are the requirements of the thing that plugs into the cigarette lighter? Mine was providing 2.4 amps - but apparently it needs to do more...but what? thanks
    Greg
    11-28-2015 02:43 PM
  2. Charles Hinkle's Avatar
    For my 950 in my car, I bought an adaptor off Amazon to go from micro usb to the new usb C connector. This way I can still charge other devices by removing the adaptor from the end of the cable instead on carrying around another cable. Also, quick charge works just fine using the adaptor.
    11-29-2015 09:07 AM
  3. GregCra's Avatar
    Can you give me a link to the adapter you got as I hear it has to meet certain requirements and I want to make sure I get the right one.
    thx
    Greg
    11-29-2015 10:55 AM
  4. John M Beauchemin's Avatar
    I have an adapter that I used to charge my iPhone in my truck, and it does not work on my L950. I plug it in, and nothing happens. So I too am interested in what kind of adapter I need to charge this phone in my vehicle.
    11-29-2015 01:53 PM
  5. Likwidz's Avatar
    11-29-2015 01:58 PM
  6. GregCra's Avatar
    Thanks Likwidz - have you used that one and know it really works with the 950? quick charge and all?
    11-29-2015 02:03 PM
  7. John M Beauchemin's Avatar
    Thanks! I just ordered it.
    11-29-2015 02:18 PM
  8. ericloewe's Avatar
    Don't just buy random USB A to USB C cables. The vast majority is not spec-compliant and outright dangerous.
    11-29-2015 02:32 PM
  9. TexasLabRat's Avatar
    Recent "high wattage" (not quick-charge 2.0) chargers come in two flavors (with corresponding pin-outs) apple and non-apple. It's possible that the OP's charger is of "apple" variety. While previous phones might still be able to charge fine with it (at standard 500mA rates) perhaps the new usb 3.1 devices like the 950/950XL just won't want to do anything with it because of the "strange" pinout that is perhaps incompatible with type-c.
    11-29-2015 03:07 PM
  10. Aaron Graves's Avatar
    11-29-2015 03:21 PM
  11. Likwidz's Avatar
    Thanks Likwidz - have you used that one and know it really works with the 950? quick charge and all?
    No, haven't used it. It was one of the first things that came up when I was browsing accessories for 950XL. I wish MSFT sold or recommended one
    11-29-2015 03:42 PM
  12. TexasLabRat's Avatar
    I think that one would have the same issue that I alluded to in my previous post..the high amp port is of "apple" flavor and might (if my theory is correct) have issues charging the 950's.

    if you are buying something for a 950, get a quick charge 2.0 compliant charger

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...pUvbUpU3316813
    Aaron Graves and Likwidz like this.
    11-29-2015 03:50 PM
  13. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    I have a cheap (so cheap there were no specs listed it was merely wrapped in plastic) USB charger that I got in a pinch at the airport to charge my micro USB phone. After getting the 950 I plugged in the USB type C cable and it charges fine.
    Aaron Graves likes this.
    11-29-2015 07:19 PM
  14. dfaris's Avatar
    Does anyone know what the charging cable is called so I can buy a second one for my car?
    11-29-2015 08:04 PM
  15. DLong4's Avatar
    Does anyone know what the charging cable is called so I can buy a second one for my car?
    I saw that the MS Store is carrying the USB-C cables.
    11-29-2015 11:58 PM
  16. DLong4's Avatar
    My local corporate AT&T store didn't have any car chargers for the 950, I can report.
    11-30-2015 12:00 AM
  17. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    I saw that the MS Store is carrying the USB-C cables.
    Amazon has them too.
    11-30-2015 12:35 AM
  18. Mallguvner's Avatar
    Do a search for this on Amazon. This one had a hard wired charger and a USB port for the heavy duty cable it includes. It mentions the Lumia 950.

    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)
    11-30-2015 01:05 AM
  19. Charles Hinkle's Avatar
    Even with the adaptors if you're having a slow charge, the output of the lighter socket will have to be high enough to realize the benefit of quick charge. One of my sockets is not able to supply the necessary amperage and charges slowly, the other is very fast in one of my cars.
    11-30-2015 06:59 AM

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