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svec7186
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can i use old charger with lower AMPS to charge Moto Z Droid?

i have the following older chargers:

1Amp wall charfer

0.7Amps wall charger

0.7Amp car charger

 

i purchased Usb-A to Usb-C cable

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262682540642?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=561620974352&ssPageName=STRK%3...

 

when i test with the charging Amps using the andorid app Ampere:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gombosdev.ampere&hl=en

 

i see 1.3 Amps used to charge.  thats more than what the chargers support

 

the cable company, CHOETECH, was approved as a safe provider of type-C cables

its advertised to have a 56K Ohm resitor

 

shouldnt i be able to use old lower amp chargers?

 

whats going on?

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Re: can i use old charger with lower AMPS to charge Moto Z Droid?

Hi svec7186,

 

We always recommend customers to use the Motorola charger that comes with the device as it affects the device battery performance if not doing so.

 

Regards,

Joy

Motorola Support

svec7186
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Re: can i use old charger with lower AMPS to charge Moto Z Droid?

my phone came with 1 charger.  i keep it at home.

i want to charge at work and my car but keep my oroginal moto charger at home

my car charger has a 0.7 Amp output

i have 2 spare chargers that i can use at work

1 Amp and 0.7 Amps

 

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Re: can i use old charger with lower AMPS to charge Moto Z Droid?

In general, any quality charger with the correct USB connection should work. Some will be slower than others. But again, like what I said, we only recommend official Motorola chargers since there's a possibility that using another charger (not Motorola) can damage your device. - Joy
svec7186
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Re: can i use old charger with lower AMPS to charge Moto Z Droid?

please provide a link to chargers compatible with the moto z droid

i need one for work and one for the car

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Re: can i use old charger with lower AMPS to charge Moto Z Droid?


@svec7186 wrote:

please provide a link to chargers compatible with the moto z droid

i need one for work and one for the car


I would not buy USB-A to USB-C cables off ebay. USB-C requires a proper resistor in the end that many cables lack.

 

Buy a name brand USB-C charger from Amazon or Motorola and you should be fine. 


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