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I got SXP 2023 recently, whenever I plug in my Android or Iphone , its takes hell lot of time to charge ( like 6-8 hrs) via wired to the USB. Its a nightmare especially you are on low charge and need to go somewhere.
Is there no option to do fast charging your phone ?
 

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Hello,

I got SXP 2023 recently, whenever I plug in my Android or Iphone , its takes hell lot of time to charge ( like 6-8 hrs) via wired to the USB. Its a nightmare especially you are on low charge and need to go somewhere.
Is there no option to do fast charging your phone ?
I'm definitely not a professional so I can't claim to know absolutely everything on this, but I believe vehicle chargers in general tend to be slow. It could also be your cord. If you are an Android user, there are several different types of USB-c cords that charge at different rates. If you are an iPhone user then you could be using an aftermarket lightning cable. Overall it's hard to say really, I haven't really noticed slow charging.

Actually, I just remembered, the USB port for Android Auto is mainly for data transfer, not power. Again, I can't definitively confirm this but I believe the USB port to the left of the Android Auto port charges a LOT faster. Hope this helps!
 

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Hello,

I got SXP 2023 recently, whenever I plug in my Android or Iphone , its takes hell lot of time to charge ( like 6-8 hrs) via wired to the USB. Its a nightmare especially you are on low charge and need to go somewhere.
Is there no option to do fast charging your phone ?
Short answer, no. See below for longer response.

I'm definitely not a professional so I can't claim to know absolutely everything on this, but I believe vehicle chargers in general tend to be slow. It could also be your cord. If you are an Android user, there are several different types of USB-c cords that charge at different rates. If you are an iPhone user then you could be using an aftermarket lightning cable. Overall it's hard to say really, I haven't really noticed slow charging.

Actually, I just remembered, the USB port for Android Auto is mainly for data transfer, not power. Again, I can't definitively confirm this but I believe the USB port to the left of the Android Auto port charges a LOT faster. Hope this helps!
I'm a bit of a nerd, so I can dive deeper for you. Fair warning, I'm going to throw around a bunch of acronyms.

Fast charging is handled by a cluster of different technologies used by different phone OEM's and none of them are cross-compatible, so you first need to know which flavor of fast charging your device uses. Despite the various technologies available, most modern phones are compatible with the USB-PD spec for fast charging, but that requires the charging supply to have a USB-C connection. So naturally, any USB-A connection will not be compatible with the USB-PD fast charging protocol and your device will only charge at the max rate of the USB-A port, which is typically around 2 amps. That's objectively not fast by today's standards. If you want true fast charging, you need to insert a compatible (to your specific device) 12v adapter into the back of the armrest. Otherwise, you will charge normally in a powered USB-A port or slow charge in the data USB-A port.

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Hello,

I got SXP 2023 recently, whenever I plug in my Android or Iphone , its takes hell lot of time to charge ( like 6-8 hrs) via wired to the USB. Its a nightmare especially you are on low charge and need to go somewhere.
Is there no option to do fast charging your phone ?
As mentioned before, the USB port for android auto/apple car play is mostly for connectivity and data transfer. If I need to charge my Android device in a pinch, I use the charge ports on either side of it. The wireless charger also charges faster the data port. That being said the charge ports do not support true fast charging. They just provide more amps and voltage.
 

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Hello,

I got SXP 2023 recently, whenever I plug in my Android or Iphone , its takes hell lot of time to charge ( like 6-8 hrs) via wired to the USB. Its a nightmare especially you are on low charge and need to go somewhere.
Is there no option to do fast charging your phone ?
ive tested all of the ports which in my testing is that the ports that has lightning icon output around 10W whereas the port with 'USB' name on it outputs around 2-5W. So if u just want to charge your phone, use the ports with lightning icon to get the fast charging capability.

I think they intentionally made the 'USB' port slower to avoid mobile phone overcharging as most people are using the AA / ACP for long period of time
 
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