Charging port on power brick

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  1. Joe Torres

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    I noticed that when I plug a micro usb charging cord on power brick port I get issues. It seems my phone and tablet can't charge at same time when plugged into wall outlet?

    I have the Galaxy S6 Edge and SP3 i7 with 8gb, why wouldn't the power brick port charge my phone at the same time? It seems to flash between the both.
     
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    Seems the only times i see this issue raise it's head is with samsung phones. Mine has no issues whatsoever. I've been using mine to charge both my SP4/3 and Surface 3 alongside each other all christmas without an issue.
     
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    Hmm, I wonder if this is because of the charging amps needed to charge Samsung phones? How many amps does the brick put out?
     
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    It works with my (older) Samsung Galaxy S4 and my LG G4 but I do feel like amps must have something to do with it. I have a tester to measure what the attached device is drawing but can't tell you anything if I don't have that device. I have no idea of the possible output amps of the charger.
     
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    I use it to charge my Band 2 but if the surface is also plugged in the band won't charge. I'm sure it's not the amps because I can't see the Band drawing a lot of current.
     
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    What is the rating of the Band's native charger?
     
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    Strangely i am getting the opposite today. When i plug a device into the power bricks charging port, the surface atops charging, with the led on the plug flashing very briefly once a second or two.
     
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    You deserve a (new) brick today.
     
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    Had the same problem with my Xperia Z2, contacted M$ support, they sent me a new Brick, it worked.
     

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