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Can i charge my Xperia SP with a 2A amperage charger? Will it danage the battery?

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Can i charge my Xperia SP with a 2A amperage charger? Will it danage the battery?

I have an Xperia SP with 2300mAh battery. It is a little bit slow to charge it with the 850mA powered sony charger. Sometimes i need the juice quick sometimes. What can i doo?
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Rookie
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Re: Can i charge my Xperia SP with a 2A amperage charger? Will it danage the battery?

I got 1.5A charger that came with the phone.

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Inhabitant
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Re: Can i charge my Xperia SP with a 2A amperage charger? Will it danage the battery?

How much does it take to charge fully the battery with that?
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Re: Can i charge my Xperia SP with a 2A amperage charger? Will it danage the battery?

Haven't really measured time but I know that when I charge my phone when it's turned off, it charges very fast.

Sam
Sony Xperia Support
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Re: Can i charge my Xperia SP with a 2A amperage charger? Will it danage the battery?

Please only use approved and authentic Sony Mobile chargers designed for use with your handset. The use of third party chargers with varied voltages may cause harm to your product.

 

 


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TJ
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Re: Can i charge my Xperia SP with a 2A amperage charger? Will it danage the battery?

It takes about 3 hour from 0-5 to 100% to charge with bundled charger (the charger which comes with the phone).

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Re: Can i charge my Xperia SP with a 2A amperage charger? Will it danage the battery?

I don't think using a charger rated at 2A will charge any quicker.

 

In general the phone hardware and /or software determine the current draw (and hence rate of charging), so just plugging in a supply rated at 2A doesn't mean your phone will use that 2A. Since the SP comes with an 850mA charger, it's safe to assume that you phone will only ever draw < 850mA (otherwise it will overload and damage the charger).

 

It's more important that the supply voltage is a well regulated 5V. Above that, you could potentially damage your phone. Most consumer electronics have some sort of overvoltage protection, but it's really not worth risking.

 

 

 

Inhabitant
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Re: Can i charge my Xperia SP with a 2A amperage charger? Will it danage the battery?

Okay thanks guys. So there's no way to make the charging faster.
Enthusiast
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Re: Can i charge my Xperia SP with a 2A amperage charger? Will it danage the battery?

For Xperia XP I'm using charger for my tablet, it gives 1.5A, and all is O.K. Phone is drawing 1.2 - 1.3A maximally, measured by Battery Monitor Widget app.

 

Waiting all the time for charging with original charger (850mA) is crazy and bad joke, i think Thinking Face

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Re: Can i charge my Xperia SP with a 2A amperage charger? Will it danage the battery?

as long as the voltage is at 5V you'll be fine with a 1.5 or 2A charger