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Hey guys what can I do so my IPhone can charge faster in my Mazda 6 or what have some of you members done to solve the slow charge problem??
Thanks! RJ
 

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What iPhone model and what mazda model year?

For the 3rd gen, the Android auto and Apple Carplay update comes with a better charger. IIRC, it's 2.0A.

My iPhone 7 charges as fast as it can in my car. There's no fast charge available in that phone.


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It may only be 1A and had been 500ma with the old version. Either way the speed is at least adequate.

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Found another source that claims its 2.1A so that probably is the case.

So for the OP, you chould install a permanent DC charging adapter to the 12.5v line of the car for somewhat cheap and a little bit of work, but installing the retrofit kit if you have a 2016 or newer is the cleanest way to do it with the bonus of gaining AA/CP; though the kit is 150 bucks with an additional 150 to 350 if you have a dealer install it.
 

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Yeah, I use an Aukey car charger too that has quickcharge - it pushes a ton of current and the phone gets warm pretty quick.
 

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Year model 2017.5 so it’s a late model Mazda 6 and my phone is iPhone 6s oh when I charge it in my truck it charges fast?
 

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On my truck I added a extra 12 V power source I just got power off my fuse box and it works good for my escort radar detector
 

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The "typical" 5V USB chargers are either 1A or 2.1A. Both are slow by modern standards.

MOST USB-C equipped phones support "USB-PD" (power delivery) and most modern Android devices support some version of Qualcomm's "Quick Charge". Apple has their own which is different, of course, being Apple. All three are MUCH faster than 1A, materially faster than 2.1A, and produce less heat since they have voltage-stepping that better matches to the charge profile the battery actually requires. USB-PD is the fastest and better-quality PD adapters can charge modern laptops with USB-C power/data ports as well.

I have this adapter in my Sport plugged into the "lighter" socket; it is thus "switched" and turns on and off with the vehicle:

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This is one of the VERY few car adapters that supports PD @ 20V, which is required for most laptops that have USB-C power supply ports to charge. MOST car adapters are limited to 9V/3A on PD and while this will charge phones very quickly the output voltage isn't high enough to charge laptops. The buck/boost power supply required to get over the 12V supply voltage costs more money. The same is true, incidentally, for power banks -- most of them have their battery packs wired internally as 12V and thus *cannot* charge devices that require either 15 or 20V PD supply voltages.
 

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I've been using the Aukey CC-T8 since December of 2016. It keeps both devices fully charged no mater what applications you are running.
 

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Guys look at this video it makes a lot if sense.

https://youtu.be/Rf572ZVWZY0
I have an inverter that I haven't tried yet. I plan to keep it in the car. I don't know if that's a good idea if I'll be using the inverter for a couple of hours.

I intend to use the cigarette plug with it instead of connecting it directly to the battery terminals.

I would like to know everybody's opinion.
 

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I have an inverter that I haven't tried yet. I plan to keep it in the car. I don't know if that's a good idea if I'll be using the inverter for a couple of hours.

I intend to use the cigarette plug with it instead of connecting it directly to the battery terminals.

I would like to know everybody's opinion.
I have a "factory" 400 W inverter in my truck. For charging a cell phone it's not much different than plugging in at home. In other words, it works great, charges fast.


As long as the 12V outlet is switched, turns off when you turn the car off - go for it. If the outlet is not switched be sure and remember to unplug it each time you turn the car off. :smile2:
EDIT: Be sure and check the draw the inverter has on the circuit. Compare that to the fuse that runs the 12V outlet. I'd guess there's a 20 or 30 amp fuse protecting the 12V
 

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I have a "factory" 400 W inverter in my truck. For charging a cell phone it's not much different than plugging in at home. In other words, it works great, charges fast.


As long as the 12V outlet is switched, turns off when you turn the car off - go for it. If the outlet is not switched be sure and remember to unplug it each time you turn the car off. :smile2:
EDIT: Be sure and check the draw the inverter has on the circuit. Compare that to the fuse that runs the 12V outlet. I'd guess there's a 20 or 30 amp fuse protecting the 12V
I am sure that it turns OFF. Then it is safe to use. Since you mentioned the fuse, this should remind me that I should use the battery terminals if I'll be maximizing the capacity of the inverter.

If it's just for charging a laptop, I think the cigarette plug will do.

Thank you for the reminder about the fuse. That is something I didn't think of.
 

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12 V power source buy

I bought a dual USB cigarette charger from a eBay seller for $5.55 and it charged my iPhone in no time compare to just using the factory USB outlet oh one thing you must unplug it or the charging indicator light on it will stay on and if left long enough it might drain your car battery I used the console cigarette outlet not the one below the radio because I have a plug in a digital volt indicator that lets me know what volts my car is running to me which I like because when I turn on my car it turns on and it lets me know my alternator is charging.
Good day! RJ
 
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