1. flair77's Avatar
    My darn cat has this thing for cables and bit-off the charger cable. I then took out the USB cable that came with the box and connected it to the standard wall plugs that come with a USB, however the phone doesn't charge this way.

    What is the use of this cable - is it only for data transfer, can't I use it to charge the phone as well?

    Please help, I've got about 3 hours of battery remaining on the phone
    03-06-2016 11:47 PM
  2. T Moore's Avatar
    The standard wall USB port does not put out enough current. Why even start blaming the cable? It is a charging/data cable.
    Turn the phone off and get a charger in the morning
    03-07-2016 12:43 AM
  3. flair77's Avatar
    Thank you but I wasn't blaming the cable. I'm blaming the cat.

    It's already morning in my part of the world... and if the USB cable supplied with the box is indeed ONLY a data cable then that's a waste.
    03-07-2016 01:07 AM
  4. ashram's Avatar
    I then took out the USB cable that came with the box and connected it to the standard wall plugs that come with a USB, however the phone doesn't charge this way.

    What is the use of this cable - is it only for data transfer, can't I use it to charge the phone as well?
    :
    not all wall chargers work the same. I have used my 950 cable on a samsung tablet charger (2.1A) with no problems as well as a few others. The older ones I had, 1A, did, but not well.
    03-07-2016 02:46 PM
  5. EMitchell's Avatar
    not all wall chargers work the same. I have used my 950 cable on a samsung tablet charger (2.1A) with no problems as well as a few others. The older ones I had, 1A, did, but not well.
    Agreed. I'm using the 950 cable with my Surface docking station, no problems charging the phone or transferring data.
    03-07-2016 05:18 PM
  6. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    Thank you but I wasn't blaming the cable. I'm blaming the cat.

    It's already morning in my part of the world... and if the USB cable supplied with the box is indeed ONLY a data cable then that's a waste.
    As said below the cable will indeed charge the phone connected to most USB adapters except iPad chargers. There is something in the way that Apple arranges the PINs.

    I have been able to use the cable in my car and with other chargers including my laptop.
    03-07-2016 05:55 PM
  7. Alexander Long's Avatar
    You might need a USB charger which can at least provides 5v 2A current if you , or try some high efficient QI pad.
    03-07-2016 11:16 PM
  8. flair77's Avatar
    Original charger repaired. Cat admonished. And USB cable supplied works on particular USB chargers and laptops and not all - lesson learnt :)
    03-08-2016 12:23 AM
  9. karelj's Avatar
    ..... Cat admonished.....
    As a cat owner myself, you do realize that your 'admonishment' went in one ear and out the other?
    flair77 and Laura Knotek like this.
    03-08-2016 08:19 PM
  10. Alexander Long's Avatar
    As a cat owner myself, you do realize that your 'admonishment' went in one ear and out the other?
    same to Kids too, from age 0 to 18
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-09-2016 03:05 PM

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