How important is amperage when charging?

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  1. Jonny Kansas

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    I've got a radioshack Bluetooth speaker that I got for Christmas last year. It only came with a micro USB to USB cord for charging.

    For input, it says 5v & 500mA

    Will it blow it out if I use a phone charger who's output is 5v & 1A?

    Im guessing so, but I really hate that I have to fire up the laptop to charge this thing. I'm cleaning out my garage & didn't want headphone cables in my way.

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    I can't be absolutely 100% on this statement but I have used higher AMP chargers on devices that specified lower AMPs (and voltage) for a long time and either the charger adjusts or the device adjusts to use what it needs. I've never burned out anything. I have a 2A 15v charger for my tablet that I have used on phones without an issue.
    YMMV.
     
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    Thanks for the input. You're a braver soul than me without scientific confirmation that it's OK. Haha

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    It seems that the current generation chargers won't output more than what is being asked for. Using that 2A 15v charger is fairly common for other devices on another forum.
     
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