I actually have two questions. I have spent a few hours researching these on the internet, but still have a couple of lingering questions.
1. Slow charging: From what I can tell, my phone uses about 500 mA of power for general use. I had purchased a car charger online, and it was rated for 500 mA, and a standard USB port produces about 500 mA as well. When my Amaze is plugged into that car charger or a USB port, the Amaze maintains its charge. If it is at 50% when I plug it in, it will stay at 50% until it is unplugged. So the adapter is charging at the same rate the phone is utilizing power. If I plug the USB charge cable into a USB 3.0 port, it does charge a little bit faster, but not alot.
Upon further research, I found some rapid chargers online that are rated for 1000 mA (or 1 A). How high is it safe to go in amps for an Amaze phone? Apparently, the ipad and iphone require 2.1 A in order to charge the battery. Is it safe to get a 2.1 A adapter to quickly charge my Amaze, or would that overheat the phone? How many amps are too many amps for a charger?
I also found this item on Amazon that will take power from 2 USB ports that rate 500 mA each to form one port rated at 1 A. I have already purchased one.
2. If I wanted a spare 12 pin cable like the one that came with the Amaze, this is the only place I have found anything like that.
I know that video can be streamed from the 12 pin cable. HTC says that the regular 5 pin micro USB port is backwards compatible, but it can damage the port. When I looked on the T-Mobile website, it does not say one way or another whether they sell the 5 pin or 12 pin version. Although I think they are selling a regular 5 pin micro USB port.
Anyway, how important is the difference between the 12 pin proprietary cable from HTC and the standard 5 pin micro USB version?
Thank you very much for any responses!
Those are some very good questions. We have more information about the slow charging on the Amaze and the number of pins in Power cable or USB cable does not charge device: HTC Amaze 4G. You can also see what type of mA and V that are provided to your device on the label of the wall charger. We recommend using HTC approved accessories to ensure no damage to your device.
Hope this helps!
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