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Hi there, so this is kind of a silly thing but it's really bothering me so don't judge me. I accidentally dropped my phone charger (the wall socket part, not the cable) down the stairs and I'm wondering, is it still ok to use? 

Also, I plugged my phone into a portable USB charger and the battery percentage kept dropping, which means it wasn't getting sufficient charge... does that in any way harm the batter?

One more question, what plugs can I use for Android? I don't want a cheap knock-off, so are there any reputable brands I can get?

Thank you so much!

John

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Dropping the AC adapter down some stairs shouldn't affect it and as long as it still works you should be fine. Plugging a phone into a USB port in your laptop say isn't ideal as it is barely getting any power and will alot of the times only charge at all with the device off. As far as 3rd party chargers there are many reputable ones on the market however keep in mind that using one is at your own risk and if something actually does happen like the battery malfunctions and explodes which is rare then alot of company's won't cover said accident as specified in their user manuals. That said I use an Innergie brand dual USB port adapter that is rated higher than the included charger so it charges faster and never had an issue. I got it at the source if your interested in checking them out. Koodo I believe sells 3rd party chargers so you could check them out as well.
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Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

Dropping the AC adapter down some stairs shouldn't affect it and as long as it still works you sh...

Chargers also tend to fall into 2 classes: under 1000 ma and 2000 ma (1 or 2 A). If you have a tablet or a larger phone with a more powerful battery, then it will require the more powerful version to get decent results. Laptop ports sometimes don't accommodate the bigger devices well.
Paul "Kid Android" Deschamps wrote:

Dropping the AC adapter down some stairs shouldn't affect it and as long as it still works you sh...

It should still work,unless you dropped your phone with the charger..If not you can take it back to where you purchased your phone , and get a new 1...You can get another a lot of the chargers for cell phones today are all pretty well all the same,My husband has an older version of a cell phone ,mine is a newer version ,and he can use my charger for his phone!!! awesome !!!

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The fast charger included with my S6 is great. As for third party chargers, you'll want to look for one that outputs at least 2 amps/hour, preferably 2.4A. 1 amp/hour won't cut it these days unless it's an iPhone, and even then I'd want something better. Aukey would be a good place to start. I have an Aukey car charger adapter and it charges pretty quickly. It also has an intelligent system that prevents overcharging or surge damage. Try his one, it looks good from the reviews: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B010URM9CO/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?qid=1439535307&sr=8-5&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&keywords=anker+quick+charge+2+0&dpPl=1&dpID=31UiudrM9sL&ref=plSrch If your phone doesn't support quick charging, this one will still get you juiced up faster than cheaper ones.
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Jonathan I wrote:

The fast charger included with my S6 is great. As for third party chargers, you'll want to look f...

How fast can you charge your S6 from dead to full?
Jonathan I wrote:

The fast charger included with my S6 is great. As for third party chargers, you'll want to look f...

Maybe 6 hrs,,12,top it all off , give or take at least an hour or 2.
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Jonathan I wrote:

The fast charger included with my S6 is great. As for third party chargers, you'll want to look f...

Just over an hour.

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