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Old 04-24-2016, 05:00 AM
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Anyone else with a newer Samsung unable to charge phone in car with fast charging car

I have had my 04 X3 for two years this June 31 and I have always been able to charge my phones with the original car charger that come with all of my phones I've had while owning this vehicle. Well about a year ago, I got the Galaxy S6 Edge plus and love the phone but it will not take a charge from any of my older chargers and the car charger that I bought for it brand new gets no power what so ever. Has anyone else encountered this? If so, how did you resolve the issue? I spoke with Samsung and they think it may put out too low a wattage to be able to power the new charger. So they advised me to just get a battery extender case or rechargeable charger. Any other suggestions?
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:15 AM
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Does it charge in other cars? If the car has managed to charge other phones then it sounds like a phone issue not a car issue.
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:39 AM
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Have you tried the charger in all of the charging ports? Do any of them work? If not, the fused is popped.
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Old 04-24-2016, 12:06 PM
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Yes the phone charges in other vehicles besides my own. As I said I think it may not put out enough wattage to power the new fast chargers. I've tried both 12 v cigarette lighters with an old one and new and the old one works but doesn't charge my phone and the new gets no power what so ever.
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:07 PM
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I'm using this one in my 05 X3 and it works perfectly. Had the Note 4, Note 5, and now the S7 Edge.

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Old 04-25-2016, 09:06 AM
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I think it may not put out enough wattage to power the new fast chargers.

Fuse 47 is the cigarette lighter. 20A *14.4V = 288W.

288W / 5V = 57.6A available before the fuse pops.

Your phone does not charge at 57A. I'd be surprised it it charged at 2A.


Your charger might be shutting off if the voltage is dropping due to a poor connection creating heat and the internal under-voltage protection circuit is over zealous.

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Old 04-25-2016, 10:53 AM
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Joylove thanks for the specifications I just really need to know how it can be fixed or what charger will work in those lighters.
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Old 04-25-2016, 02:32 PM
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You already tried a different car.

Try a different charger and a different phone. Only one of them is causing the issue.
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Old 05-04-2016, 04:46 AM
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Hey gaticaag! Thanks for your response. With each phone did u use the same charger? And does it fast charge the S7? And if not does it at least slow charge it enough to give and keep a charge?
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:04 AM
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Are y'all sure that the lighter ports are energized with the BMW off. At least some models (mine) are not. On information and belief, BMW electrics are all similar.
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:54 PM
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Hey gaticaag! Thanks for your response. With each phone did u use the same charger? And does it fast charge the S7? And if not does it at least slow charge it enough to give and keep a charge?
Yep! I used the same charger for all three phones. It has one QC 2.0 port and one 2.4A port. Each phone recognized it as a "Fast Charger" and charged it accordingly. I've had really good luck with the Aukey brand and even have a fast charging external battery pack from them.
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Old 05-04-2016, 10:40 PM
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Well right on man! Thanks for the very helpful and relevant bit of information. I will look into getting one of the same chargers you linked to me on Amazon and will check on aukey. Com too just in case I can find a better deal. Have a good one!
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