Moto G3 charging time and using other charger

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Is it possible to use another type of charger that's comes with another Android phone like the Samsung or iPhone I find the one that came with the Moto g3 takes a few hours to fully charge when dead, my Samsung takes about 1 and half for full charge so can I use that charger or will it over heat the battery or damage it.
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Mathieu, Mobile Master

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Hi Ricardo,

You can use other chargers, however your Samsung might be charging faster because most of their phones support fast charging.
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Okay will it damage the battery? Is there any other way to get it to charge quicker
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No it will not damage the battery. Phones and batteries are good about not taking more current than they were designed to do. Atleaar cell phone batteries,as they come with an IC that will prevent overcharge conditions. I believe that the moto g 1st to third generations accept up to 1.5A current. You can use a more powerful charger but the phone will only draw 1.5A.
This is in reference to the first generation moto g and the internals aren't much changed across 1-3. Looking elsewhere Motorola seems to answer with 500-1500mah is the ideal current charger you want to use.

There is no way besides using a charger that is capable of at least 1.5A. I'd try to keep the phone battery no less than 20 percent if possible. Another option is you can get a battery pack and charge your phone on the go if you find yourself using it heavily and not hVing enough time to let it charge fully.
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no, a quick charger will not damage your battery, BUT  it is not going to charge you phone any faster. in order for a quick charger to work, your phone needs to support quick charging. Since the MotoG3 does not support this, it will charge at the slower speed even when using a quick charger
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Taking some "few hours" to recharge is unusual. I wonder if the charger is the problem. I recharged many devices with different chargers from the ones designed to charge that specific device. I never had any problems with batteries. 
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You can use other chargers but you are taking the risk of something happening and the damage not being covered so keep that in mind.
I use other chargers that are the one provided with the phone but I know that I am taking the chance that if the phone does melt down that Samsung or other OEM's will not cover the damage to the phone or other things in the area of the phone.

Now as far as USB type C connections DO NOT use anything but the charger that came with the phone as there are many incidents of the cables and chargers causing devices to overhear while charging and blow up or melt down, this is usually due to cheap 3rd party cables and the gauge of the cable not being sufficient for the load or even the wires being incorrectly routed within the cable/connection. Many also use different forms of fast charging methods which can also lead to catastrophic fails.
So with Micro USB phones and chargers you should be fine but when you get a new phone if it has USB type C then definitely don't chance any other cable or charger IMO as well as Google's and OEM's.
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According to Lenovo/Motorola; Tips to extend the battery life - MOTO G 3RD GENERATION

"It is best to use the Motorola charger that came with your phone. Chargers have different output capacities, and a weak charger will take longer to charge your battery. If you are using the device heavily at the time, it may be possible for a weak charger to fail to provide enough energy to actually charge at all".


"You should also reboot your phone if you have not turned it off in a long time (> 1 week). Press and hold the power key until you see Power Off on the screen. Then tap power off on the screen to turn the device off. Then turn your phone back on and charge your phone normally. Try to observe if any particular applications that you use correlate with the phone using dramatically more energy than you expect (discharging faster or charging slower)".


Another option is to 'recondition' the battery. Power off the phone completely and allow the battery to charge overnight, uninterrupted. The idea behind this is that there is nothing that will interfere with the charging process and over time, the battery should charge a little faster. It may take several charging cycles for your battery to reach optimum performance using this method.

If the battery's overcharge protection circuitry fails just once while using an aftermarket charger, that's all it'll take. Since the battery is non-removable, you'll be without a phone and you won't be able to file a warranty claim. It's a risk not worth taking if you still have warranty left on the phone, in my opinion.
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Most generic chargers come in phone (~1A) or tablet (~2A) flavours, and as others have stated, the cables are a weak spot. The more compact phones with screens less than 4" and a battery capacity of 2100 mAh or less will mostly do OK on a 1 amp charge, but anything bigger is definitely better off with a 2A model.