Cheap iPhone charger question

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  1. iRyann macrumors regular

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    I recently bought this charger as I need a longer lead for when I'm at work. It is incredibly slow in charging the phone (although I did start charging it at 2%).

    Do cheaper iPhone chargers take longer to charge the iPhone?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Cheap chargers lead to maiming and almost certain death. Apparently.
     
  3. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    It is not so much on how much you paid for the charger, it is more about the output capacity.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You can't equate cheap to slow charging. But like Lucille Carter says, it isn't the cost per se, it's the output. If it has a low output then it will charge slower.
     
  5. cynics macrumors G3

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    I don't think anyone clicked your link.

    If in good condition that cable should charge as well as the original. However a loose connection can cause charging problems.

    I've found aftermarket cables charge a bit slower compared to OEM. But not enough to by OEM, at least for the 30 pin connector.
     
  6. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Never understood this, you're paying $300 for a phone, $100 for a monthly bill yet cheap out when it comes to charging your phone? I wouldn't use one personally, but enjoy until it breaks and/or fries your phone.
     
  7. cynics macrumors G3

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    Lol...

    You know Apple OEM chargers are technically not that good when it comes to converters. Just a china part. Its like saying "Use Apple earbuds because they are the best!" Lol!

    Besides we are talking about a wire here. Not a charger.
     
  8. charlituna macrumors G3

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    Yes they can. They can also lead to damage to the phone or the user if you aren't careful.
     
  9. firedept macrumors 603

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    I'd be less concerned about how slow it is charging, than what it is doing to my phone. $30 for OEM is a lot cheaper than a new phone. I would also be concerned about what it could possibly do to me if I am handling the phone and it is plugged in. With all the aftermarket cables now for sale, I am sure we are going to hear of more horror stories.
     
  10. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    He clearly stated he bought it because he needs a longer cable. AFAIK, APple doesn't offer such a thing.
     
  11. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Sorry, reading comprehension fail on my part for the cable, I do however maintain that I would not buy third party chargers.
     
  12. iNiko macrumors newbie

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    Well, I would prefer original as it is more faster at charging I think.
     
  13. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    My thoughts as well..
     
  14. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a

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    A friend of mine ordered cheap Iphone charging cable and after using it two times he threw it in the trash and bought apple one :D
     
  15. iRyann thread starter macrumors regular

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    If you're paying $100 a month for the bill on your iPhone then you are the biggest fool in the world. £14.90 a month my friend. Unlimited texts, calls and internet.

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    It's the first time I've bought something 'un' Apple to use with my iPhone, but Apple don't do longer chargers so what am I to do?
     
  16. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a

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    Look for the Griffin Lightning ... It is 3 metres long :)
     
  17. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Move to a country where that is the norm if you want good service and then we will talk. Europe has wonderful prices on mobile phone service. But, from what I hear, your VAT on just about everything else is pretty high. Should I be calling you a fool here? No, because that would be ignorant.
     
  18. DGPMaluco macrumors regular

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    Are you charging it from the wall or the pc?

    If you are charging it from a PC you can install Asus AI Charger, it gives your USB ports a boost and you can even charge an iPad from the pc
     
  19. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Cheap iPhone charger question

    I recommend this combo:
    Anker® 18W / 3.6A Wall Charger - The First and Only Adapter Capable of Delivering Simultaneous, Full-Speed Charges to iPads and Smartphones
    http://amzn.com/B00B8L36A6
    Or
    New Trent, 10W 5V/2A Dual Port high-speed USB AC wall charger (NT90C/IMP90C)
    http://amzn.com/B009RXU59C
    With
    iXCC 2 pcs White EXTRA LONG USB SYNCCable Cord Charger For Apple iPod, iPhone, iPad, iPad 2 and the New iPad 3 (10 feet)
    http://amzn.com/B008GVM9K4

    I have the lightning version of the cable above by the same company. It works great. Just as good as apples IMO. I just hope the lightning ones work with iOS 7.
     
  20. mcdj macrumors 604

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    if you're gonna get a cheap charger, may as well get this one...

    [​IMG]
     
  21. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    I get it...
     
  22. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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    What's your source that Apple OEM charges are "Technically not that good when it comes to converters"? I find the opposite to be true.

    http://www.righto.com/2012/05/apple-iphone-charger-teardown-quality.html

    When you've read that, scroll down to the "Conclusions" part and read http://www.righto.com/2012/03/inside-cheap-phone-charger-and-why-you.html
     
  23. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    With all the above answers in this thread, it is no wonder people do not know what to do!:p
     
  24. osofast240sx macrumors 68030

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