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  • Mobile phone fast charger plugs
  • damascus
    Free Member

    Hi,

    As you don’t get a plug with a new Samsung mobile phone anymore I’m after a new plug for fast charging.

    I’ve noticed the various plugs I have, all have different outputs and charging with them shows different times to 100%.

    I think the best plug I have is 5w. A quick Google suggests a Samsung fast charge are anything from 20w to 50w.

    Will a plug that’s 4 or 5 times more W speed up the charging by a lot?

    I don’t want my house to burn down so I’m a little hesitant to use ebay or amazon and buy a “genuine” plug.

    Is the best, safest bet to go to argos or pc world and pick one up? They look like £18. If so, any suggestions for what I need? Minimum spec?

    I’ve a Samsung a53 but it isn’t wireless charging compliant. Not sure what the max output it will accept.

    Samsung fast charger – adaptive chargers for Android devices

    Or do you have any links to a safe plug?

    Thanks in advance.

    Flaperon
    Full Member

    One of these will be fine:

    About £11 with the discount at checkout.

    I’d trust a £12 Anker plug from Amazon more than an £18 one from PC World. The Anker will be £11 of build quality and £1 of profit, while the PC World version will be £1 of build quality and £17 of profit…

    dc1988
    Full Member

    I have two Amazon plugs, 5w and 9w. The 9w definitely charges a lot faster so it’s worthwhile upgrading imo

    damascus
    Free Member

    Just found this

    Just plug it into a 15W power adapter to <b>fast charge</b> it in record time. The A53 is also compatible with 25W power adapters for even faster charging.

    n0b0dy0ftheg0at
    Free Member

    It still shocks me every time I “turbo charge” my Poco F3, the 33W supplied charger goes from ~30% to 100% in something like ~25mins. Seems at least twice as quick as charging time for my old Mi A2 on a 15W(?) charger.

    fossy
    Full Member

    Anker -it’s the only chargers we use if we lose the genuine Apple/Samsung. We’ve got a number of 4 port Anker ones, as well as two port ‘mini’ like above, and also a more powerful one for daughter’s Ipad Pro, that was from Music Magpie, so didn’t ship with a plug.

    Most of the Samsung and Apple chargers, even on Amazon, aren’t genuine, so no point trying to get genuine.

    jam-bo
    Full Member

    It still shocks me every time I “turbo charge” my Poco F3, the 33W supplied charger goes from ~30% to 100% in something like ~25mins. Seems at least twice as quick as charging time for my old Mi A2 on a 15W(?) charger.

    33/15 *100 = 220%…

    n0b0dy0ftheg0at
    Free Member

    33/15 *100 = 220%…

    Except the Mi A2 has a ~3000mAh battery versus ~4500mAh on the F3…

    fazzini
    Full Member

    It still shocks me

    that phone manufacturers don’t include plugs with bloody expensive phones. Cheapskates

    frogstomp
    Full Member

    Keep an eye on the Samsung website.. I got one of these for £13 last month on sale. Alternatively just get the Samsung 25W one from Amazon.

    prettygreenparrot
    Full Member

    that phone manufacturers don’t include plugs with bloody expensive phones. Cheapskates

    Or sensible waste prevention. Many folks have multiple chargers around the house. Some folks plug their phone into a computer to charge.

    So much better than the days when each phone had its own, almost model-specific, charger with cable attached.

    johnnystorm
    Full Member

    Nothing wrong with buying a Samsung charger on Amazon, as long as its sold by amazon and not just fulfilled by them. If you get a 25wbone and you don’t get “superfast” charging appear then just return it.

    Don’t forget that you’ll need a decent cable as well to get the most from one.

    The Samsung 35w charger has a usb-c and a usb-a output which is handy.

    johnnystorm
    Full Member

    @damascus

    Official Samsung 45w charger with cable £18 on Amazon.

    el_boufador
    Full Member

    It’s a bit expensive, but I’ve just bought one of these – Minix P3

    This is based on us going away to Canada in the summer and needing either a load of US adapters or US specific chargers. plus also needing to charge several of the family’s devices simultaneously overnight in hotels.

    It’s super powerful and will charge my laptop faster than the laptops standard 65w charger.

    The plan is for this to fulfill all usb travel charging needs for the family for the foreseeable.

    I just hope that this is as reliable as Anker stuff..if Anker had an equivalent I’d have bought that. But they don’t.

    damascus
    Free Member

    @Flaperon I bought the Anker plug you linked to. It had a voucher code so was about £11 delivered. Only problem is its a USB c output and I don’t have a cable to fit! 🤣

    I’ll return it tomorrow and try again

    pondo
    Full Member

    I’ve had my A52 for a year now, it mostly gets fast-charged, and I must say, it now seems to not charge quite as fastly as it did before – anecdotally, it would go from 30 to 100% in a predicted 50 minutes or so from new, just plugged it in now and it’s showing 50 minutes from 60% to full. I wonder whether maybe fast-charging all the time doesn’t do the battery a lot of good?

    DickBarton
    Full Member

    Or buy a suitable cable as usb-c is the new usb standard (I think)…

    nbt
    Full Member

    I picked up a twin pack of the anker charger above for £18 on Amazon, less a bit for some offer that was on. Works great.

    Aidy
    Free Member

    If you want actual fast charging, you want a usb-c <-> usb-c cable.

    el_boufador
    Full Member

    Deffo worth migrating USBC <-> USBC going forwards, as that is the new latest and greatest standard.

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