Ask AC: Can I use a Qualcomm Quick Charger with my Nexus...

Ask AC: Can I use a Qualcomm Quick Charger with my Nexus 6P or 5X?

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As long as you use the right cable, yes. But you can’t get quick charging without the right quick charger.
We get this question a lot. “Is it OK to use my Quick Charge 2.0/3.0 charger with my new Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X?” I completely understand why we get the question, and am happy to see people asking. With several different methods of rapid charging, new USB connectors, new USB standards (that nobody is fully using because they aren’t finished) and cables that can burn up phones and laptops, asking questions is a good idea. Nobody likes it when things go boom. Except this guy.
The short answer — as long as you’re using a good cable, your phone will charge. It will charge slower than it does with the included Nexus charger, but it doesn’t get too hot or catch on fire or pop the circuit breaker when you plug it in. But that’s a boring answer and doesn’t let me sit at my desk and play with things. Let’s take a closer look.

Don’t use one of those USB plug-in power meters if you want to try this at home. They are a passthrough device with their own circuitry and may not be able to handle the higher load and may not be able to correctly pass it through. I love my little meter, at least as much as I can love a meter (which is a lot more than you think — my meter’s name is Charlene, Sir!). But until someone you trust says you can use a particular one with no issues, don’t use one on any USB-C equipment.
Also — the whole shitty-cable thing. There are a lot of cables out there. Some are good. Some aren’t. I’ll just say you should only ever use a cable that

Article originally published at: Android Central