Fast charging is stupid.

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Note 7' started by ngt, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. ngt

    ngt Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    81
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Ratings:
    +84
    Maybe in missing something. I'm at 42%, fast charging gets me a full charge in 1h 4m, regular charging gets me a full charge in 1h 12m. Etc? That's not fast at all. I save 8 minutes and "my battery may get hot " . Does anyone see more of a difference than this?
     
  2. rongotti

    rongotti Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +36
    ****. Fast charging seems to work way better for me.

    Sent from my SM-N930V using Tapatalk
     
  3. ngt

    ngt Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    81
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Ratings:
    +84
    How much of a difference do you get? Maybe I'm missing something. Is it progressive? Meaning it gets faster as you charge? If not, why am I seeing so little difference?
     
  4. jason2316

    jason2316 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +1
    I see a big difference in times. My rapid charger will charge my T 2 from 30- 40% in about 30 min.

    Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. ngt

    ngt Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    81
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Ratings:
    +84
    Why doesn't mine have as big of a difference?
     
  6. dezymond

    dezymond Tech Support Mod
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    12,080
    Likes Received:
    1,508
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Ratings:
    +1,672
    Current Phone Model:
    Google Pixel
    When you first plug it in they are initial estimates. It takes awhile for the charge to reach its peak charge (to my understanding and from what I've read). So the initial estimate doesn't seem much faster, but if you put the device down and don't use it, then it definitely does work much faster than with regular charging.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. ngt

    ngt Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    81
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Ratings:
    +84
    Ok, I'll leave it in on fast charge for 20 minutes next tune, then check the time remaining. Then turn off fast charge and see the time remaining on regular charge.
     
  8. 94lt1

    94lt1 Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    17,152
    Likes Received:
    4,040
    Trophy Points:
    1,138
    Location:
    SE TX
    Ratings:
    +4,530
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo 2
    Fast charging is way faster for me..full charge in 40 or less and no heat..until my fast charging circuit burned out..second time..waiting for t2#³

    Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
     
  9. rongotti

    rongotti Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +36
    I have never made a side by side comparison, but I do feel that the initial estimate is usually pretty conservative.

    Sent from my SM-N930V using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. jason2316

    jason2316 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +1
    You say your having problems with chargers going bad or the phone. I've been through two Motorola chargers and probably two of the Verizon ones.


    Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
     
  11. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,484
    Likes Received:
    7,064
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,406
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    Also, fast charging doesn't charge super fast all the way from empty battery to full battery. In fact, above 40%, it probably is charging more closely to the speed of a "regular" charger. Faster chargers typically provide more power faster when the battery is lower, getting you up to a half charge faster. Once they reach a certain level, they tend to throttle back.
     
  12. 94lt1

    94lt1 Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    17,152
    Likes Received:
    4,040
    Trophy Points:
    1,138
    Location:
    SE TX
    Ratings:
    +4,530
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo 2
    It's not the charger..tried 2 other moto fast chargers and they won't connect to the port either..It just went out.

    Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk