Adam Davidson, one of our avid readers, sent us a message in The Droid GuyMailbag suggesting that the cable of the charger has a strong effect in its charging time.
According to him, he already tried the solutions that we have mentioned in our previous article about this subject like buying a new charger, checking the battery, plugging the charger directly to an electrical outlet, closing apps running in the background, lowering the display and others. However, he still kept encountering the Galaxy Note 2 slow charging problem. So, that led him to believe that it must be the cable, which turned out to be true.
He found out that substandard cables usually found in online shops charge about 1/8 slower than premium ones. So, he decided to use premium cables instead which increased his charging time dramatically.
Usually, the materials used in cheap or substandard cables have lesser electrical conductivity due to their strong resistance rate which negatively affects the effective passage of energy from the main power source to your device.
How to Test Charging Time
It is highly recommended that you use apps like the Galaxy Charging Current Pro to test out the rate in which your phone is charging. While selecting a charger in a store, you can use apps like the above-mentioned to see whether the charger that you are planning to buy will give you a fast charging rate or not.
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