Electrical outlet/USB chargers

Discussion in 'Galaxy S4 Accessories' started by FunN4Lo, Dec 3, 2013.

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    I want to install a electrical outlet/USB charger combo in my kitchen to clean up the clutter of multiple devices needing to be charged. I have the electrical skills to swap the outlet. But I am reading several reviews that some do not charge the S4. Other reviews do not say one way or the other. Does anyone have experience with an outlet that works with the S4

    As an example Cooper Wiring Devices TR7745W-BOX Combination USB Charger with Tamper Resistant Receptacle and Box, 15-Amp, White Finish - Amazon.com
     
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    i would imagine that since it is just a general usb port that it would work with whatever usb you plugged into it including phones
     
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    I agree, however, several of the Amazon reviews for this device specifically state that they could not get this to work with their S4. I was looking to see if someone happened to have used this particular outlet/charger that did. I bought 2 S4's as Christmas gifts. I also bought this outlet despite the reviews. Sammy also recently released and update to allow devices to work with more chargers. I guess I will find out come Christmas day.
     
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    As long as you use the OEM usb cable I don't see why it wouldn't work. If not at least with Amazon it's easy returns.
     
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    I installed two of these usb/outlet combo receptacles and have loved it. Really easy to install and worked on all of our family devices. I purchased the Galaxy S4 last weekend and was quite irritated to find out that it would not charge from this combo usb outlet with any of the three cables that I found laying around. I have not tried the OEM cable but that still defeats the point of universal connectors. I have heard if you get a cheap combo receptacle it may not have enough amperage so you may want to look at that. Anyway I am hoping that it can be resolved. It does charge from a cable from my laptop with a non-OEM cable but my Galaxy 10.1 tablet does not, but it does charge from the combo outlet though without the OEM cable.
     
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    I thought the latest S4 update specifically stated it would allow charging from Non OEM chargers.
     
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    I bought and installed this outlet, but forgot to update. My S4 will NOT charge from the USB on this outlet. I tried the OEM cable, a Moto cable, and some Monoprice cables. Nothing, I have to plug it in the regular outlet with an adapter. My Bionic, my Pebble, and my iPad do charge on the USB. Another S4 delivers today replacing the Bionic so I am not going to be able to charge everything in the same spot again.
     
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    Follow up on my post. For whatever reason when I went home to try the OEM cable I first tried another cable that I had tried before and it charged in the usb/outlet combo. Not sure what the issue was before, but happy it worked.
     
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    What outlet did you get? Mine will charge everything but the S4, and I have 3 of them now
     
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    What about wireless QI charging?
     
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    I ordered a plug in outlet with USB connections from Amazon's Woot. If I had done this in the first place I would not have need to change the outlet. It is very well designed. It has 3 outlet connections that can actually have 3 large charging plugs inserted while only using one of the 2 wall outlets, leaving the other wall outlet usable. It has one higher amp USB (2.1 I think and a lower 1.0) so phones and tablets can charge. The Sammys will charge in these USbs. Go figure. Now I have 4 USBs, and 4 outlets in a spot that was only 2 outlets. I am back to having my cordless house phone, cell phones, tablet, and Pebble charging in one organised neat location.

    I would post a link but the Woot is gone.
     
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    example seems looks good USB charger I think but price is higher then expected.
    What do you think about this amazon.com/dp/B00HZF6UGG/ ?

     
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