1. James8561's Avatar
    ever since Cyan, every time i plug my phone into the 2.1 amp port, i get a "phone is charging slowly" prompt while surprisingly not getting this prompt using the 1 amp port.
    Is there any charger that will charge faster?
    11-28-2014 11:40 PM
  2. g4mbl1n's Avatar
    It's your USB cable is my guess.. Using Nokia's cable that came with my 1520 works fine with a 2.1A port for me. Full speed charge. What you should look up on amazon is a quickcharge 2.0 charger. Very fast charging but tough to find since they are just starting to come out.
    11-28-2014 11:56 PM
  3. Timbre70's Avatar
    No need 2A. Just get original Nokia car charger. Worked perfectly.
    11-28-2014 11:58 PM
  4. James8561's Avatar
    is there any confirmation on the compatibility of quick charge 2.0? I went on qualcomm's website and the 1520 isn't listed (no Nokia phone is). I don't want to buy yet another charger if it doesn't work
    11-29-2014 01:01 AM
  5. Timbre70's Avatar
    Safest is still to buy the original Nokia car charger. Period.
    11-29-2014 02:17 AM
  6. swootton's Avatar
    What model Nokia brand charger are you referring to? The highest amperage car charger I find is 1.0 Amps. The 1520 charges at 1.4A at high speed.
    11-30-2014 06:05 PM
  7. Timbre70's Avatar
    Don't be too obsessed with amperage output. Most are bull****s. I am using Nokia CR17 and it charges fine, while a third party charger claimed to have 2.1A can't. There were much discussion in this forum that a dedicated USB charge wire, and not those also used for data is a minimum requirement to ensure your device gets charged.
    11-30-2014 07:30 PM
  8. Blackadder_100's Avatar
    Don't be too obsessed with amperage output. Most are bull****s. I am using Nokia CR17 and it charges fine, while a third party charger claimed to have 2.1A can't. There were much discussion in this forum that a dedicated USB charge wire, and not those also used for data is a minimum requirement to ensure your device gets charged.
    That's correct, a dedicated charge cable has the D+ and D- pins shorted at the micro USB plug and has no data transfer capabilities. This allows it to bypass the 500mA limit normally imposed by a standard USB sync/data transfer cable to deliver a higher charge rate.
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    11-30-2014 08:19 PM
  9. James8561's Avatar
    Any link to a site where such specialized came are sold?
    12-01-2014 06:02 PM
  10. Blackadder_100's Avatar
    Any link to a site where such specialized came are sold?
    Search on Amazon for "PortaPow micro usb". A range of cable lengths at around $9 (assuming you are in the US).
    GrayW0lf, James8561 and phirefly like this.
    12-01-2014 07:16 PM
  11. James8561's Avatar
    got my portapow cable. gotta say, it's excellent! i no longer get the "phone is charging slowly" from chargers greater than 1A.
    12-15-2014 08:03 PM
  12. Blackadder_100's Avatar
    got my portapow cable. gotta say, it's excellent! i no longer get the "phone is charging slowly" from chargers greater than 1A.
    Glad your issue is resolved 😊
    12-17-2014 09:40 AM
  13. ThaKrazyOne's Avatar
    A great charger I can truly recommend is the in house brand ones from RadioShack. I bought one for my 920 and it works great. My wife has a 1520 and always has it charged, but when she needs juice in the car, she uses that charger and works great. It does't give the low charge warning like other 3rd party 2.1 amp chargers. Well worth it I say...
    princeegli likes this.
    12-17-2014 11:47 PM

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