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Old May 8th 18, 01:52 PM posted to comp.mobile.android,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage,nl.comp.hardware,nl.telecom
Linea Recta[_2_]
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This is about the phone Samsung Galaxy S4 mini.
I got it second hand.
It came with a small mains plug shaped adaptor which connects to the phone
with a USB cable.
This cable has a "normal" USB plug on one side and a mini plug on the other
side.
This cable is very short.
I have a longer cable with the same plugs which seem to fit physically.

- Can I use the other cable safely to connect to the PC and/or to the mains
adaptor?

- Can I connect this phone to my (TomTom) USB car adaptor?

In other words: how universal is USB?

The phone manual warns not to use non-original accessories...



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Old May 8th 18, 03:13 PM posted to comp.mobile.android,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage,nl.comp.hardware,nl.telecom
Whiskers
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"Linea Recta" Wrote in message:
This is about the phone Samsung Galaxy S4 mini.
I got it second hand.
It came with a small mains plug shaped adaptor which connects to the phone
with a USB cable.
This cable has a "normal" USB plug on one side and a mini plug on the other
side.
This cable is very short.
I have a longer cable with the same plugs which seem to fit physically.

- Can I use the other cable safely to connect to the PC and/or to the mains
adaptor?

- Can I connect this phone to my (TomTom) USB car adaptor?

In other words: how universal is USB?

The phone manual warns not to use non-original accessories...


I have interchanged chargers and cables of different makes
without problems, for years. Sometimes a device will pop up a
message about 'slow charging' but it still gets charged
up.

Micro-USB plugs do sometimes work loose, and need to be replaced.
There are many brands of replacement cable, some only work for
charging not for data transfer - that's actually a safety feature
if you're using a public phone-charging point.

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Old May 8th 18, 04:18 PM posted to comp.mobile.android,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage,nl.comp.hardware,nl.telecom
John McGaw
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On 5/8/2018 8:52 AM, Linea Recta wrote:
This is about the phone Samsung Galaxy S4 mini.
I got it second hand.
It came with a small mains plug shaped adaptor which connects to the phone
with a USB cable.
This cable has a "normal" USB plug on one side and a mini plug on the other
side.
This cable is very short.
I have a longer cable with the same plugs which seem to fit physically.

- Can I use the other cable safely to connect to the PC and/or to the mains
adaptor?

- Can I connect this phone to my (TomTom) USB car adaptor?

In other words: how universal is USB?

The phone manual warns not to use non-original accessories...



In theory _Universal_ Serial Bus is universal. That said, sometimes
manufacturers don't always follow the rules and quite often the hardware is
pure crap. A high-quality mains charger or car adapter and a decent cable
(Anker braided is my favorite) won't do you wrong. I would never trust the
cheap clone adapter and thin cable picked up at the local discount store
with any of my equipment. You should be aware that not every charger will
support every proprietary quick-charge scheme that a randomly-chosen phone
maker dreams up but that only means that charging will take longer -- no
damage should ever ensue if a proper but non-original USB charger is used.
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Old May 8th 18, 06:18 PM posted to comp.mobile.android,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage,nl.comp.hardware,nl.telecom
Linea Recta[_2_]
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"John McGaw" schreef in bericht
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On 5/8/2018 8:52 AM, Linea Recta wrote:
This is about the phone Samsung Galaxy S4 mini.
I got it second hand.
It came with a small mains plug shaped adaptor which connects to the
phone with a USB cable.
This cable has a "normal" USB plug on one side and a mini plug on the
other side.
This cable is very short.
I have a longer cable with the same plugs which seem to fit physically.

- Can I use the other cable safely to connect to the PC and/or to the
mains adaptor?

- Can I connect this phone to my (TomTom) USB car adaptor?

In other words: how universal is USB?

The phone manual warns not to use non-original accessories...



In theory _Universal_ Serial Bus is universal. That said, sometimes
manufacturers don't always follow the rules and quite often the hardware
is pure crap. A high-quality mains charger or car adapter and a decent
cable (Anker braided is my favorite) won't do you wrong. I would never
trust the cheap clone adapter and thin cable picked up at the local
discount store with any of my equipment. You should be aware that not
every charger will support every proprietary quick-charge scheme that a
randomly-chosen phone maker dreams up but that only means that charging
will take longer -- no damage should ever ensue if a proper but
non-original USB charger is used.




OK, the main thing is that I don't risk blowing up anything.
One of these days I'll try out testing these in practice.



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Old May 10th 18, 04:06 PM posted to comp.mobile.android,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage,nl.comp.hardware,nl.telecom
O. Udeman
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Op 8-5-2018 om 19:18 schreef Linea Recta:
"John McGaw" schreef in bericht
...
On 5/8/2018 8:52 AM, Linea Recta wrote:
This is about the phone Samsung Galaxy S4 mini.
I got it second hand.
It came with a small mains plug shaped adaptor which connects to the
phone with a USB cable.
This cable has a "normal" USB plug on one side and a mini plug on the
other side.
This cable is very short.
I have a longer cable with the same plugs which seem to fit physically.

- Can I use the other cable safely to connect to the PC and/or to the
mains adaptor?

- Can I connect this phone to my (TomTom) USB car adaptor?

In other words: how universal is USB?

The phone manual warns not to use non-original accessories...



In theory _Universal_ Serial Bus is universal. That said, sometimes
manufacturers don't always follow the rules and quite often the
hardware is pure crap. A high-quality mains charger or car adapter and
a decent cable (Anker braided is my favorite) won't do you wrong. I
would never trust the cheap clone adapter and thin cable picked up at
the local discount store with any of my equipment. You should be aware
that not every charger will support every proprietary quick-charge
scheme that a randomly-chosen phone maker dreams up but that only
means that charging will take longer -- no damage should ever ensue if
a proper but non-original USB charger is used.




OK, the main thing is that I don't risk blowing up anything.
One of these days I'll try out testing these in practice.


Try Galaxy Charging Current from Abmantis. App will show differences (if
any) in loading current using different usb cables.

 




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