02-21-2012 04:07 PM
I pulled my charger out of my briefcase this evening and the clip that holds the prongs into the charger is broken. I have another charger I use for my phone but, in the past when I used it with the USB cable provided by the phone maufacturer the charging was really slow. i know that using the Lenovo supplied charger and cable significantly decreases the charging time.
Does anybody know if use my phone charger with the Lenovo supplied cable will provide a faster charge than the phone supplied USB cable?
02-21-2012 04:14 PM
02-21-2012 04:40 PM
From what I understand, it isn't the cable that matters so much. It's the output amperage of the charger. The TPT charger is 2A. and for example, a blackberry charger is 700mA, which is much less output resulting is a much slower charge.
If this is the case are there any recommendations for a non OEM 2A charger or would I be better off buying one for Lenovo?
02-21-2012 05:06 PM
Actually, I have found decent charge times with a 5.0V 1.0A charger and a short USB cable that came with my phone, which leads me to wonder if it has more to do with the length of the USB cable.
02-21-2012 05:13 PM
Any 3rd party charger will work, just make sure it says 2A on it to achieve maximum charging throughput via USB. Personally, I would just get a dock from amazon....roughly $50 shipped now. Will charge fully in ~3-5 hours. Lenovo should have given us a proper charger to begin with.
02-21-2012 05:27 PM - edited 02-21-2012 05:28 PM
"Lenovo should have given us a proper charger to begin with."
Agreed. Buy.com also had the dock recently for 50.00, free shipping.
02-22-2012 04:27 AM
Will it "charge fully in ~3-5 hours" while using the tablet or when switched off / in standby?
02-22-2012 08:43 AM
FYI - I used gorilla glue and to permanetly attach the US prongs to the charger (charger still works the prongs I just have to turn the charger upside down in the wall receptacle).
02-22-2012 08:51 AM
02-22-2012 02:38 PM - edited 02-22-2012 02:45 PM
3.1A seems pretty high. Not sure if the TPT could handle that without any issues. I personally wouldn't take the risk.
As mentioned in the earlier post, these are what I use:
I don't have any figures to give, but the charge times seem on par with the Lenovo supplied adaptor. Also, I've tried using the Veho adaptor with other cables, but the TPT will show as charging for about 4 seconds then stop. Only the Nokia cable seems to be able to charge the TPT properly.