Using a higher-output charger

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  1. Iria

    Iria New Member

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    Would it be bad for the battery if I were to use a higher output charger? Most are 1 amp, some as low as 500 milliamps, but iPad compatible ones are 2 amps and that would translate to a faster recharge, but would it also translate to damaging the battery or lowering the recharge cycles?
     
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    Nope. Your device will draw what it needs. In general, the more current, the faster the charge.
     
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    I have noticed that using different amperage chargers will allow it to charge, however if you try to use it while plugged in you may experience some quirks.

    I have a couple of different chargers that I use (home, work, car). The one I have at work (5.0V, 550 mA) will charge my D1, but if I try to type while it is charging it seems like the screen doesn't register all of the taps/swypes. Unplug it and it works fine. No permanent damage, just something to be aware of in case something feels weird while you are charging.
     
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