Best Fast Car Chargers for the Galaxy Note 8

Best Fast Car Chargers for the Galaxy Note 8 is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

Recharge your Galaxy Note 8 just as fast in the car as you do at home by getting a fast car charger. In this buying guide, we’ll explain the benefits of getting a fast car charger for the Note 8 and share a list of the best options available.

Buying the right charger will make a big difference in terms of how fast your phone recharges. Most users don’t know about this feature, and if they do, they don’t think about it when buying a car charger. Which is why we’ll recommend a few great options below.

Read: 40 Galaxy Note 8 Tips & Tricks 

Whether you’re trying to fix bad Galaxy Note 8 battery life or just want a faster charge, this is one of the easiest methods. Buying any random car charger isn’t going to work. Instead, you’ll want to choose one from a reputable brand. Some in our list are as cheap as $10, while others from Samsung cost a little more. Below we also explain what quick charging is and how it works.

How Quick Charging Works

The Galaxy Note 8 uses a technology called adaptive fast charging. Also known as Qualcomm Quick Charge. With this, instead of taking 3 hours to recharge phones can fill up in around 80 minutes. Additionally, it enables the Galaxy Note 8 to charge from 0-50% in just 20-25 minutes.

The charger feeds the phone more power than usual and it recharges extremely fast. Then, after 20-30 minutes it goes back to regular speeds (but still fast) to preserve the life of the battery cells. Otherwise, your battery would degrade over time and no longer hold a full charge. That’s why the first half of the charge is faster than the rest.

Without an adaptive or quick charge certified charger, the Galaxy Note 8 takes between 2-3 hours to recharge. See the benefit? In just a 20 minute drive you’ll have enough battery for the rest of the night after work, etc.

This is extremely useful, but it only works with the right type of charger. Samsung provides one fast wall charger in the box, and you’ll want those same incredible fast speeds in your car or while traveling. As a result, we’ve round-up a list of the best fast car chargers for the Galaxy Note 8 in our slideshow below.

Official Samsung Adaptive Fast Car Charger

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Official Samsung Adaptive Fast Car Charger

First up, we'll recommend an official adaptive fast car charger made officially by Samsung. This has precise power output levels perfect for the Galaxy Note 8 and is nearly identical to the wall plug that comes in each box with the Note 8. 

Samsung's fast car charger has two USB outputs too, allowing owners to plug in more than one device at a time and get a quick recharge. 

This ensures a safe, fast and efficient charging experience while you're traveling. Keep in mind that only one of the two ports is "fast charge capable" although the second one still uses a decent 2.0 amps of output power. Samsung provides both a USB Type-C and a micro USB cable in the box. 

Buy it Now from Samsung for $39.99 or at Amazon for $17

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Best Fast Car Chargers for the Galaxy Note 8 is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

Best Fast Car Chargers for the Galaxy S8

Best Fast Car Chargers for the Galaxy S8 is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

In this buying guide we’ll explain the benefits of getting a fast car charger for the Galaxy S8 and share a list of the best options available. A Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger comes in the box with each Galaxy S8 or S8+, but you’ll want those same fast speeds while you travel.

Buying the right charger will make a big difference in terms of how fast your phone recharges. A feature called Quick Charge enables newer devices like the Galaxy S8 to charge far faster than devices from a few years ago. Most know about this, but don’t think about buying a fast charging adapter for their car.

Read: Galaxy S8 Wireless Charging: What to Know

Whether you’re trying to fix bad Galaxy S8 battery life or just want a faster charge, this is one of the easiest methods. Buying any random car charger isn’t going to work. Instead, you’ll want to choose one from a reputable brand. Some in our list are as cheap as $10, while others from Samsung cost a little more. Below we also explain what quick charging is and how it works.

How Quick Charge Technology Works

technology called “Qualcomm Quick Charge” was announced a few years ago, and allows smartphones to recharge faster than ever before. Instead of taking 3 hours to recharge, phones can fill up in around 80 minutes. Additionally, the Galaxy S8 can go from 0-50% in just 20 minutes on a fast charger.

When the battery is below 10%, it charges at an incredibly fast rate and gets nearly 50% battery capacity in under 20 minutes. After 20-30 minutes it goes back to regular speeds (but still fast) to preserve the life of the battery cells. Basically, a 15-20 minute drive will get you over 50% battery, which is enough to last the rest of the night. Below is a preview of how it works on an old Motorola phone. This technology works the same way on Samsung’s Galaxy S8.

One device only received about 22% battery life while the Quick Charge-enabled phone got over 50%. This makes a huge difference and is absolutely worth using daily. As we said above, Samsung’s wall plug features “adaptive fast charging” that works the same way.

However, if you don’t have a fast or quick charge enabled car charger, you won’t enjoy these benefits. Instead, the Galaxy S8 will take nearly 2-3 hours to recharge, and after 30 minutes you’ll still be in the red.

With that said, don’t use an old car charger you have lying around or you’ve used for 2-3 years. Instead, choose a fast car charger from our list of reputable brands below. These will keep your phone and battery safe while delivering the fastest recharge possible.

Anker 24w Quick Car Charger

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Anker 24w Quick Car Charger

One of the most popular brands when it comes to smartphone accessories and chargers is Anker. This is what I use and recommend to any friends and family that ask. 

The Anker 24w high output car charger is "Quick Charge 3.0 certified" so it's guaranteed to recharge your phone fast. It's also extremely small and portable, which is nice if you're traveling. 

Buy this and maybe a few extra USB Type-C cables, and you'll be set for years to come. This car charger is Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0 certified, so it's future-proof. Meaning if Samsung adds a faster charging system to the Galaxy S9 or Note 9 in 2018, this car charger will still be compatible. 

This charger is small, fast, and more importantly, cheap. 

Buy it Now on Amazon for $10.99

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Best Fast Car Chargers for the Galaxy S8 is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.

Innergie PowerJoy 30C USB-C Wall Charger

Innergie PowerJoy 30C USB-C Wall Charger is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

The Innergie PowerJoy 30C charger is a USB C charger that also includes a normal USB plug. This lets you charge two items at the same time, with a single plug and it can adapt to fit in a wide array of outlets. Innergie also includes travel plugs with this, so you can use it in most countries without buying any other adapter.

This is a great compact USB C charger, and it also does a great job of charging up an iPhone using the normal USB A port that is right next to the USB C port. The charger is compatible with 10V to 240V, so you just need to swap the plugs to use it anywhere you travel.

Innergie PowerJoy 30C
The Innergie PowerJoy 30C is a great USB C and USB A charger combo that includes a rotating plug to fit in almost any outlet or power strip, and comes with adapters so you can use it in almost any country.
Pros
Single Charger with USB C and USB A
Reposition the Plug to Plug in Anywhere
Fast Charging for Phones with SuperBoost and USB C PD
Includes Travel Adapters
Cons
Tops out at 30W USB C Charging

Innergie suggested using the PowerJoy 30C for the MacBook Pro, and it will give you some power when the our 15-inch MacBook Pro is plugged in, but it’s not able to output the 85W power that the 15-inch MacBook Pro needs to charge up fast. It does work perfectly for the 12-inch MacBook, the Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 7 Plus and pretty much everything else we need to charge by USB or USB C.

Charge multiple devices at the same time with the PowerJoy 30C.
Charge multiple devices at the same time with the PowerJoy 30C.

It’s the go to USB C charger for our bag, and we relied on it to keep the 12-inch MacBook Pro and our iPhone 7 Plus charged up for the last several weeks. It’s also very handy to use with our Galaxy S8 without the need to carry yet another cable since it can use the same one as our MacBook. The charger uses SmartBoost and USB PD tech to charge your devices faster. We found that it charged our Galaxy S8, iPhone 7 and MAcBook very quickly, and it will charge the iPhone 7 Plus faster than your original iPhone charger.

One of the really cool things about this is that you can change the angle of the plug. Twist the plug and it will go from one orientation to another. This means you’ll almost always be able to fit into a crowded outlet or power strip, and be able to angle the cords towards you. There’s enough tension that you won’t accidentally twist off the plug while charging or while it’s in your bag, but it’s still easy enough to switch around. This is also how you switch to the other charging options.

One important note is that while using both USB C and the USB A charger, the ports are limited to about 1.8A, instead of 3.0A. This isn’t a deal breaker while using the 12-inch MacBook and charging my iPhone 7 Plus, but it does mean that you won’t be able to charge the MacBook Pro while using the computer and also charging something on the USB A port.

You can find the PowerJoy 30C USB C charger for sale at Innergie soon.

17 Best New MacBook Pro Accessories

New MacBook Pro Charger & Cable

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New MacBook Pro Charger & Cable

You can get by with the one charger that comes with your notebook, but it's a smart idea to pick up a spare 2016 MacBook Pro charger to have on hand.

While USB C is a standard, you can't use just any cable and adapter to charge the 2016 MacBook Pro with USB C. This is especially true for the 15-inch MacBook Pro that requires more power.

Don't mess around with charging your 2016 MacBook Pro. At this stage it's smart to go with the official MacBook Pro USB C chargers.

13-inch MacBook Pro Charger - $69 at Apple

15-inch MacBook Pro Charger - $79 at Apple

2-Meter USB C Charge Cable - $19 at Apple

We may see third-party affordable options arrive, but for now you should go with these options. If you need a longer extension you can pick up the extension anywhere that one is sold. Amazon offers one for $8.75 that will let you extend your charging capabilities. You can also use one you already own.

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Innergie PowerJoy 30C USB-C Wall Charger is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

Samsung Galaxy S8 having sporadic wireless charging issues with various chargers

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the few devices that feature wireless charging built-in, which is a great and very convenient feature even with a reversible USB Type-C plug becoming the standard. However, the S8 seems to have some strange problems with it.

Many users are reporting that their various Qi wireless charging pads either don’t do fast charging or don’t work at all. The odd part is that the same model of wireless charging pad may work for one person but not another. This even applies to Samsung’s own chargers.

The only similarity between reports is that all the chargers that don’t work on the S8 worked perfectly fine on the Galaxy S7. We’re not sure what’s going on, but hopefully it’s a software issue rather than a hardware one.