Hi all, I got my Verizon Gnex about three weeks ago and have been perusing the forum to find the right secondary and car chargers. The concensus seemed to be that, in order to rapid charge the phone, we need a 5v charger that puts out at least 1 amp with 2 preferred. Also, others point out correctly that plugging into the wall charger yields a "charging (AC)" mode under the Settings app in "about phone" then "status." Plugging into a lower powered charger, the Status shows "Charging (USB)." The part that I am afraid is incorrect if that plugging into a charger with more amperage will a) cause the phone to enter a rapid charge mode and b) show "Charging (AC)" in the Status display. Here are the results of my testing: plugging into the 1 amp wall charger that comes with the phone, I see Charging (AC); plugging into my iPad's USB hub wall charger (10 watt = 2 amp), the Gnex disappointingly shows Charging (USB); plugging the phone into my new 2 hub car adapter shows Charging (USB) on either side (one side is 1 amp, the other is 2.1 amps). Thus, except for the Samsung wall charger, nothing causes my phone to show AC mode. So what is the right thing to do for car or other chargers? I suspect (but don't for sure) that there is nothing wrong with the phone showing USB mode and that the phone will charge at its peak speed as long as the charger puts out 1 amp or more. Conversely, lower powered chargers will work too but will take longer to reach full charge. (Additionally, a low powered charger (e.g., one half amp) may not fully power the phone's nav or music streaming needs in a car.) Does this seem right to you? Have you been able to get a car charger to show AC mode? Does AC mode make a difference? I have seen 1 amp chargers for as little as $5. It may not make sense to spend more for a 2 amp charger. I just did and am now thinking "at least I can charge my iPad in the car."