That’s it, all my “normal” USB chargers are gone – worse than useless for charging modern phones – and today the mail brought the second of a pair of purchased QC3.0 car chargers – I believe from AliExpress or Banggood. Look up this model in their ads based on price and colour/shape. These have two outputs, one is 3.1 amps max at 5v USB, the other is QC3.0 USB at whatever voltage up to I think 12v (in a car, more on mains power) that the phone requires – trust me – the difference between that and standard USB is staggering.
If your smartphone does not handle Quick Charge you will see little difference when charging the phone in the car, if it DOES, then typically the phone will say “Charging Fast” or similar and will charge even while being drained by you using the SatNav capability in the phone.
And the thing is, these cost under £4 from China (or Hong Kong, can’t remember what the invoice said). One took under a couple of weeks to arrive here in Spain, the other took maybe the same time to the UK. Build quality looks good and the first one has been running for months. I needed two as we have two cars and are forever forgetting to swap gear over. Short (1m or less), thick leads are assumed but QC3.0 is the real game-changer.
If you don’t know what Quickcharge is – you are doomed – or rather – read this urgently. I picked this at random. https://blog.banggood.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-qc-2-0-qc1-0-and-standard-charging-31807.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc_ods&utm_campaign=content-sdsrm-samsung-pur&utm_content=ysq&ad_id=305784351766&gclid=CjwKCAjw4NrpBRBsEiwAUcLcDHzM9YOBH6yND4YHleHa8wBhhgDRyCaXuj3JpjyPT1UCw3X5PsdY2hoC92gQAvD_BwE