Do the two-piece car chargers charge faster than the one piece?

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  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    If not what are the best brand of high speed one piece chargers?

    I found a Rocketfish at best buy but the high speed one is much bigger and bulky adding the ability to piggyback another cigarette adapter device....the regular one was the perfect size. Is there a high speed one this size?
     
  2. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    I like the 3 piece method.
    I think the fastest car charger is the one where you get an inverter so you have an actual outlet in the car. Then you can use a regular iPhone charger or an iPad charger to charge the phone.
     
  3. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Do you know that for sure?
     
  4. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

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    You are both misinformed. The number of pieces has nothing to do with the charge speed. You have to look at the amperage rating of the charger. Most car chargers are 1 Amp or less. Good ones are 2 or 2.1 Amps.
     
  5. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    I have 2piece one that works fine. Don't know if it charges faster or not.
     
  6. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ding ding ding! Winning answer. Thank you!

    Now, do you know of any good small rapid chargers?
     
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  9. bdoople macrumors member

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    It's just one of the Best Buy in-house brands. I've never had any major issues with any of the stuff.
     
  10. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Number of pieces means nothing with regard to charge speed. The current supplied does. Look at the specs when you're shopping.

    An inverter does not make charging faster. If you plug a 500mA charger into an inverter you're still only charging at 500mA (i.e. very slow). The inverter just converts DC to AC. A car charger that supplies enough current will be fast and there's no need to waste power and money on an inverter.

    There are many out there and countless threads you can refer to. Here's just one:
    http://store.griffintechnology.com/ipad/powerjolt-micro-ipad
     

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