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Have a request from other Honda drivers in the family who have recently acquired USB C type phones (Nexus 6P) for a 12v plug-in adapter and USB C cable

All of our Hondas have dedicated (EXCEPT the Ridgelines ...) USB ports for charging - but - they are underpowered. Connecting a tablet or the Nexus phone while running Waze in realtime traffic depletes the battery as it discharges faster than the USB port recharge is able to supply.

Here is one example, except I have no idea "how much power" is enough

http://www.amazon.com/iKits-Certified-Charger-Cigarette-Macbook/dp/B018S0OV44

Here is another, sounds good with 35W but is it?

Amazon.com: Type C Car Charger, Maxboost 35W with Quick Charge 2.0 Technology + Built-in Type-C (3.1) USB C Adapter Charging Cable for Nexus 5X 6P, MacBook 12" iPhone, Galaxy S7 S6/Note 6 5, Nokia and More[Black]: Cell Phones & Accessories
 

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Have a request from other Honda drivers in the family who have recently acquired USB C type phones (Nexus 6P) for a 12v plug-in adapter and USB C cable

All of our Hondas have dedicated (EXCEPT the Ridgelines ...) USB ports for charging - but - they are underpowered. Connecting a tablet or the Nexus phone while running Waze in realtime traffic depletes the battery as it discharges faster than the USB port recharge is able to supply.

Here is one example, except I have no idea "how much power" is enough

Amazon.com: iKits (CE/FCC Certified) USB Type C Charger Dual 2-Port USB-C Car Charger Cigarette Charger, 3A Type C Cable for Nexus 6P, 5X, Apple Macbook, Google Pixel & more ,1A port for iPhone and more (Black): Cell Phones & Accessories

Here is another, sounds good with 35W but is it?

Amazon.com: Type C Car Charger, Maxboost 35W with Quick Charge 2.0 Technology + Built-in Type-C (3.1) USB C Adapter Charging Cable for Nexus 5X 6P, MacBook 12" iPhone, Galaxy S7 S6/Note 6 5, Nokia and More[Black]: Cell Phones & Accessories
An easy way to tell is to look at the OEM charger that came with your device. Most cell phones are 5V between 1-2A which means between 5W and 10W. If it is an Adaptive Fast Charger (My GS7 uses) then it is 9V at 1.67A which is a 15W charger. The formula is P = I * V (Power = Current * Voltage). My recommendation is to not exceed the manufacturers specification as there could be adverse effects (damage of internal traces/components that cannot handle the extra current / voltage).
 

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Be very careful with generic USB-C cables. Many are not made to spec and can and will fry your device. Check Amazon for Benson Leung reviews as he has taken it upon himself to vet the various USB-C cables, one by one.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Nexus6P/comments/3robzo/google_spreadsheet_for_usbc_cables_with_benson/

Amazon is supposedly working to eradicate USB-C cables which are not up to spec.

Also, Leung says he can't recommend certain new flagship phones (HTC-10 and LG G5) because of spec compliance issues.

Benson Leung Won't Recommend The HTC 10 Or LG G5 Because QC3.0 Over USB Type-C Is Not Spec Compliant

IMO, USB-C has a ways to go before becoming mature enough to be mainstream. But it will come.
 

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Be very careful with generic USB-C cables. Many are not made to spec and can and will fry your device. Check Amazon for Benson Leung reviews as he has taken it upon himself to vet the various USB-C cables, one by one.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Nexus6P/comments/3robzo/google_spreadsheet_for_usbc_cables_with_benson/

Amazon is supposedly working to eradicate USB-C cables which are not up to spec.

Also, Leung says he can't recommend certain new flagship phones (HTC-10 and LG G5) because of spec compliance issues.

Benson Leung Won't Recommend The HTC 10 Or LG G5 Because QC3.0 Over USB Type-C Is Not Spec Compliant

IMO, USB-C has a ways to go before becoming mature enough to be mainstream. But it will come.
Any supplement to an existing standard experiences growing pains. Even simple stuff like this.

USB-C is *supposed* to support increased current delivery, be compatible with 2.X and 3.X schema and compete with Apple's port orientation agnostic design.

Amazingly, mobile station modem vendors, PMIC suppliers and other experienced OEMs can get things very wrong. We are talking a pair of detection pins in 24/12 configuration, a 5VDC power supply capable of a few amps, some wire and lithium batts.

Keep those guys away from avionics and weapons!
 

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Amazingly, mobile station modem vendors, PMIC suppliers and other experienced OEMs can get things very wrong. We are talking a pair of detection pins in 24/12 configuration, a 5VDC power supply capable of a few amps, some wire and lithium batts.

Keep those guys away from avionics and weapons!
Pfft. God they're morons.
 

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Agree on using the 12v adapters to charge high-current devices. The 12v port is typically fused for 10 amps. As always, buy a quality one.

Chip H.
 

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Got 2 of these for my personal RL and they completely insert inside the cover of the dual 12v ports.
http://www.amazon.com/Charger-iPhone-Samsung-Galaxy-Powerful/dp/B00M6QODH2

The rest of the family got a box of the same.

Also couple dozen of these
Amazon.com: Cable Matters USB Type C (USB-C) to Type A (USB-A) Cable in Black 3.3 Feet: Cell Phones & Accessories

All on approved list by Benson Leung
I've had good luck with a similar one from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Anker-Charger-PowerDrive-iPhone-Galaxy/dp/B00VH84L5E?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00
 

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