Thread: Am I crazy?
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:37 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by JayhawkGSA View Post
Thanks, good information. I may have to revaluate as it seems that simply shorting our the data cables doesn't cut it anymore.
I'm using a Galaxy S4 in a RAM mount.
I have a home grown charger. I simply shorted D+ and D-, and the S4 pulls just a bit over 1 amp (which is my charger max output).
With the display a max, and GPS software running, it is still charging the battery (not super fast, maybe 20% per hour, but fast enough).

Personnally, I woulodn't touch a thing on mine because the next step up would simply run it to hot in the sunlight, which isn't a good thing.
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