Car Charger for s4

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    Hey all,

    I was wondering what car charger you guys are using for the s4? I have a bunch of motorola chargers, but after reading that they may damage/ or not be good for the s4, i thought it would be best to buy one that is the most compatible.

    I was thinking about getting this one
    Amazon.com: Ionic Car Charger DC Adapter for Samsung Galaxy SIV S4 i9500 2013 Model (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon) Smartphone (Black): Cell Phones & Accessories

    its the only one on amazon with 4.5/5 stars that is made for the s4/note II family.

    What do you guys think?
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    Like I said I've used the same exact charger and another of the same model on 3 different makes of phones and a tablet. I've had zero issues, but if you don't feel comfortable in using it then that's your choice.

    I personally would rather stick with this charger which I find to be of high quality vs a generic brand.
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    Car charger? i have the same taste with you ,in my view ,it's pretty good
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    I doubt you will see 2.1amp charge. I have not tested the mentioned chargers. I ran a direct wired 12volt outlet to the backseat for my daughter. I pulled the fuse at the battery and placed a multimeter inline measure amperage. I used cheap and expensive chargers and usb data cords withe various Androids phones/tablets. None of the devices was a gs4. There were two gs3's. I saw a momentary spike to . 94amps. Most devices/chargers were below this level. I did not use a dedicated Android charge cable (data +/- shorted).
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    Anker 24W dual port charger. This is the fastest car charger I have ever used. It puts out 2.4 amps at each port. My s4 is charged in no time even while I'm using it for navigation.
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    If you look at the Travel ac charger that came with phone-it'll show 2amp.
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    Been using this iFlash car charger with iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, and Samsung S4 for long time now. Fast charging. Make sure you use the 2A slot as that's make for these phones.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0088JSS0O
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    Higher current generally means more heat. My Motorola car charger in my former car would get pretty hot (so would the phone DroidX). It actually blew a fuse in my current car, but other similar model car owners have reported that it is a problem with the front cigarette lighter outlet only; the console outlet and rear outlet work fine with that Motorola car charger.
    I have not used my S4 car charger yet.
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    I have been using any of a variety of USB-MicroUSB cables that I have laying around, and they all work well. Using a "wall-wart" and cable like the one that came with the phone seems to charge a bit faster, but I have never confirmed this.
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