Nexus wall charger

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Looking for a dedicated AC to micro USB wall charger? Google has your answer, and you can grab it from Google Play for just $15.

It's a nine-watt charger, which means it's going to charge the heck out of your phones compared to their puny factory-issue chargers. And don't worry, because the circuitry should keep things from catching on fire. Just kidding. These are surely UL and CE mark certified and safe. Just like that HP charger was ...

All kidding aside, this looks like a great way to charge all your Nexus devices quickly. Grab one before they sell out.

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9 watt Nexus wall charger now available in Google Play

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Rather bold statement, as I've heard the LG G2 is rather problematic when charging with a non-official charger. Is this true? I'm receiving mine today.

Yeah. Had a friend over the other day and the charger I got with my nexus 10 wouldn't charge her G2 at all.

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When using a non LG charger on the G2, you need to pay attention to how you line up the micro-usb.
The connection in the phone isn't placed directly in the middle of the port. It's placed closer to the bottom of the port.

Posted via my SPARK enabled Sprint LG G2, with 32GBs of internal memory and no sdcard. (Bring on 4.4.2, I can handle it.)

I like that this is a 2 amp charger.
I have a Samsung, a LG, and a Hisense 2 amp chargers already.

To late Nexus.

Posted via my SPARK enabled Sprint LG G2, with 32GBs of internal memory and no sdcard. (Bring on 4.4.2, I can handle it.)

Not a bold statement at all. Unless something is broken, if a device requires 2A to charge and you plug it into a 9A charger, it's not going to pull 9A.

However, for your benefit:

1) My G2 charges just fine with and at full speed:
a) Original charger
b) BlackBerry playbook charger
c) Nexus 7 (2012) asus charger

2) My G2 charges at a slower speed when plugged into my 1A Samsung charger. (Because it would be broken if it tried to pull 2A from a 1A charger.)

Hope that helps.
I would suggest getting the BlackBerry Playbook charger. It's cheap and it has a really long cord.
At least have it as a backup.

That's not a huge exaggeration. If I charge mine while it's powered down, it takes three or four hours to fully charge, but if I charge it while it's on, it goes from almost dead to full in six or seven hours.

I am somewhat interested in this as well but I would imagine no, since these devices automatically govern how much power they need to draw from the charger don't they?

Try a new micro USB cable. Mine was doing same thing but then I started using my nexus 5 cable and now it charges in decent amount of time

Two minor notes... UL lists products and CE is a self declaration by the manufacturer (i.e. no certification is involved).

"Source: Goggle Play" Haha, is that a new Wearable for sports fans? :-P

(just kidding of course! I know it's a typo)

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Just picked one up. Might buy another for work if they stay in stock long enough for me to get it and see how it does.

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Have you bight this? If yes could you confirm whether this charger's adapter works with Wireless charger? I have lost adapter for Nexus Wireless Charger so can't use it. But if this adapter works with the Wireless Charger then I would consider buying it,

I use the PlayBook charger to charge everything. Once you use something that charges that fast you'll never want to use the charger that came with your phone again. No I've never experienced any issues with battery over the 2 years I've been utilizing this gem. Will probably pick up another off Amazon in case one of the 2 I have goes bad.

Mike

I use my playbook charger as well but this is mostly due to the fact that its a non detachable cord that;s just freakin' long. never put much thought into how fast it charges

At 1.8Amps and 9Watts, this should be charging at 5 volts. Shouldnt the oem charger that came with my Note II(5Volts, 2Amps) or the charger that came with my note 10.1 2014(5.3Volts, 2Amps) or even an ipad charger(12 Watts, 5.2Volts, 2.1Amps) be faster than this new Google Play Nexus charger? Shouldn't all the other chargers be faster? Let me know if you think I'm right or wrong!

Because energy is lost when the electricity flows through the cable. Having a higher voltage will push those 2Amps across the wire with greater force, and therefore less amperage is lost. Versus having a 5volt charger at 2amps, some of that energy is lost because the 5volt is not pushing the amps across as hard, and therefore less amperage is transfored. ***I am no electrical engineer, so if I'm wrong, please correct me. This is just my limited understanding of how it works***

Not sure if this would provide any benefit for me. My 2012 nexus 7 wall charger is rated at 2A, while this new nexus charger rates 1.8A. So I'm assuming it would actually charge my N7 more slowly? Which would suck as it already takes forever for it to reach full capacity. My next question, which I've never tried, is can I use the higher amp N7 charger to more quickly charge my N4 safely?

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Yeah the Nexus 7 (2012) charger was pretty beefy, and beefier than the 2013 one is.

Yes, you can use your Nexus 7 charger to charge the Nexus 4 (or any other phone). It won't necessarily charge any quicker, as the Nexus 4 will only take as much charge as it can safely take, but you can be sure that the N7 charger will charge the N4 as fast as it can.

So is this charger worth buying? You can get the 5.0v 2.0amp Samsung charger in the store for same price. I have several of those and they charge everything pretty fast.

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If you have a 2A wall adapter lying around I just recommend going on the website Monoprice. They sell the cables necessary to carry a 2A current as opposed to other cables which only have a max of like 1, .5, etc. I have saved quite some money doing this as the cables they sell are only $1-$3 each depending on the length.

If you don't have a wall adapter you could probably find one off that site as well (although I'm not sure about the quality) but I can definitely vouch for the 2A capable cables they have. I've bought like 5 over the past year or two. Could definitely save you some cash

Interesting to know about the cables and the current they can carry.

I've shopped at Monoprice for years for all my HDMI stuff.

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Assuming the cost of this charger is a major factor in the cost of a Nexus Wireless Charger, then the latter is only really worth $34.99, no?

I'm thinking a ac adapter for home and one for work, then all I have to do is grab my little square nexus wireless charger for transport. This is a cheaper option then buying 2 nexus wireless chargers.

I've already got at least a dozen micro-USB chargers floating around, from about .8 amps to 2 amps. Given all the phones and tablets my family has had, I've never even taken the one for my current phone out of the box. I can't imagine actually needing to buy a charger.

Not everyone has a million chargers, or is filthy rich enough to have as many the devices you claim to have. Some of us also don't have any that are quite as powerful as this one is....like me. I live alone, have had 3 androids, and the best charger I have is the one that came with my Nexus 4, which is only 1.2amp

Next time lose your cocky over-inflated attitude, please. There is no need to be condescending. Not everyone is as fortunate as you claim you are.

My Nexus 7 2012 takes 7-10 hours to charge fully from empty or close-to. Wonder if this charger will help?

Having seen the light, I have to proselytize:

Rather than fiddle with individual chargers and try to match up characteristics of charges and devices, I'm all in with Anker's 40W 5-port charger. It's roughly $25 and gives you five ports that auto-detect attached devices to feed them the best possible power - no more slow android charging on 'apple' ports and vice versa. No more struggling to find power ports for all your chargers, no more bulging messes at the outlet.

Combine that with a fistful of Monoprice's 28/24AWG USB cables (preferably short ones, to minimize resistance), and you'll have the simplest setup with the best odds of charging any device at maximum charging speed.

The Anker wall charger sounds like a good idea, so I will check it out. I use an Anker 6000 mah portable battery with my 2 year old cellphone since it doesn't hold a charge like it used to. It's a lifesaver.

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Just a heads up to those interested in this item. It is the exact same charger that is supplied with the Nexus branded Qi wireless charger. It is a beast of a charger when it comes to charger rate (using it in wireless mode with the Qi stand or as a micro USB charger for my other non-Qi devices).

1.8A for $15!!!! That's a seriously great deal....I just wish the cable were separate. I have no need for a charger if the cable is attached.

Doesn't look removable in the pics. Are you sure this is the case? I see absolutely no evidence of a usb plug on the wall plug end of the cable.

If you look closely you'll see that corner of the adapter is a different texture. I think the adapter has a corner missing and the wall end of the cable fills it in. Also the play store link lists the adapter and cable separately under "what's included"

Oh, good eyes!! I didn't notice that. Is there anyone who has this who can verify, please? Apparently it's the same charger as the one that comes with the Nexus qi wireless charger.

I have 2 ordered. One is on its way and should be here soon, so message me and I'll let you know when I get it

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A little off topic, but I am confused see those with the N7 '12 having to endure such long charge times?? Mine charges from under 5% to full I'm just a few hours. I'm using the charger that came with it...

I will have to drain it down and see exactly how long but I know when it is that low and I charge it when I hit the sack, I get up in 6 hours and it is fully charged...

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"These are surely UL and CE mark certified and safe. Just like that HP charger was ...". What, assurance?

Will probably pass. I wish they would make the charger with retractable prongs. Would be handy when storing or packing it.

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I'll second that - being able to fold away the prongs is so much more convenient when it's time to throw it in a travel bag.

Interestingly (to somebody, I'm sure), this is just the cable and AC adapter used by the wireless charging plate (sans the plate). Looks to be the same physically, and is certainly the same with respect to power ratings.

"which means it's going to charge the heck out of your phones compared to their puny factory-issue chargers."

Wrong. The proper term for this thing as well as the "charger" that came with your phone is actually PSU. this is merely a power supply unit which converts 230/120V AC (depending on the model of course) into 5V DC which is limited to some current, in this case it's 1.8A. But this thing alone can NOT charge your phone. the actual charger for your phone's battery is INSIDE the phone and that thing also regulates how much power the battery gets. And as a matter of fact this "charger" (or rather USB PSU) will NOT make your phone charge faster than it does with the stock charger that came with it.

You CAN however plug other stuff into this that requires like 9W, so that device will have more power available than with your nexus 5 charger for example.

But this thing does NOT!!! Make your Nexus 5 charge faster than it does with its stock charger.