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Is charging from the mains and USB the same?
« on: 09/04/2014 12:23:05 »
Is there a difference between charging from the mains and charging from USB?
Asked by Sybil Chaban


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Is charging from the mains and USB the same?
« Reply #1 on: 09/04/2014 12:23:05 »
We answered this question on the show...

Graham Verity from GP Batteries - There isnít a difference. I mean, the USB probably doesnít in some circumstances have the ability to give quite as much power to the charge, but generally speaking, the USBs you have on your computer will charge in roughly the same time.
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Re: Is charging from the mains and USB the same?
« Reply #2 on: 09/04/2014 12:45:04 »
Both a mains charger and a usb socket will give your phone 5V depending on the specs of both the current they provide will be different so the rate of charging can be different, between chargers and USB sockets.

More modern USB sockets will give more current, but some older ones particularly on laptops don't give much
 

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