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Motorola TurboPower 30 USB-C / Type C w/ Rapid Charge (Refurb)

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Note, compatible w/ any USB-C enabled smartphones or tablets (including the Moto Z family of phones)
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These units are refurbished by an authorized Motorola refurbisher. Units may have minor scratches, but will have complete functionality. Units include a 1-year Manufacturers Warranty w/ hassle free packaging.

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  • Compatibility
  • Compatible with USB-C enabled smartphones and tablets, including the Moto Z family of phones.
  • Compatible Models
  • Moto z2 force edition, Moto Z2 Force Sprint, Moto Z2 Force U.S. Cellular, Moto Z2 Force Verizon, Moto Z2 Force Best Buy, moto z2 play Verizon, moto z force droid Verizon, Moto Z AT&T, T-Mobile, Moto Z Droid Verizon, Moto Z Play (AT&T), Moto Z Play (T-Mobile), Moto Z Play, Moto Z Play Droid Verizon

  • Ports and connections
  • Single USB-C on attached cable.
  • Cable length 4.5 ft.

  • Input and Output
  • Input: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz.
  • Output modes:5V / up to 5.7A under control of Power Delivery compatible device.
  • 28.5W total power output.
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Last Edited by rczrider January 11, 2018 at 07:53 AM
First and foremost, this is a USB-PD compliant charger. "TurboPower" is Motorola's stupid name for yet another proprietary charging technology, but one that is compliant with USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) and thus can be triggered by a USB-PD power profile (eg. 5V@3A, which a QC 3.0 charger can usually provide).

Second, the 28.5W (or "30") of this charger is a gimmick. If you're using a USB-PD device (and probably even if you aren't), you won't get more than 15W out of this charger since it only outputs at 5V. Per USB-PD power rules, you can't get more than 3A out of a 5V or 9V charger. That means that 5V@3A will give you only 15W. There is disagreement about whether or not a USB-C Moto device will use TurboPower (which is out of spec with USB-PD) since there is no evidence that they will charge above 5V@3A since the Nougat update, but my experience measuring with a power meter indicates that the Moto Z Droid Force (1st gen) will not.

That said, 15W is still pretty solid. To put it into perspective, my 1st gen Droid Z Force with a 3500 mAh battery will charge from almost empty to full in less than an hour with either the TurboPower 15 or 30 charger (they both charge at the same rate per the explanation above).
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The S7 has a micro USB port so, no.
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What you replied to has nothing to do with Motorola nerfing charging speeds. 5V @ 5.7A is 28.5W. It's just that the PH-1 doesn't support that USB-PD configuration. The PH-1 requires 9V for it's fastest charging.

The USB-PD spec allows for both voltage and amperage to be adjusted but there's no requirement on the exact configurations of those adjustments. So you have a bunch of mismatching chargers and devices. For example, this charger was made for Moto devices that require 5v @ 5.7A to get 28W. The PH-1 requires 9v @ 3A to get 27W. My laptop requires 10v @ 3A to get 30W. And so on.

This is why USB Type-C charging us still a bit of a clusterf*ck.

(P.S. I switched primarily to USB Type-C charging for my phones & laptops a few years ago. If you're careful and research before you buy, then it's not that bad. But if you just buy stuff, you'll be quite frustrated. Sadly.)
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This... isn't actually a bad deal. Does Moto use USB-PD? Or is this their own standard? Thinking about buying one for the Essential PH-1.
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This... isn't actually a bad deal. Does Moto use USB-PD? Or is this their own standard? Thinking about buying one for the Essential PH-1.
wtheck, this is some whack charger LMAOLMAOLMAO

this uses USB-PD -- but not the variable-voltage part. this thing goes high-amps -- 5V @ 5.7A for specific motorola devices!!!
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Not compatable with Galaxy 7 is it?
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This... isn't actually a bad deal. Does Moto use USB-PD? Or is this their own standard? Thinking about buying one for the Essential PH-1.
It looks like it only supports 5V and varies the amperage up to 5.7A, so it wouldn't charge at the maximum rate for the Essential PH-1 (which is 9V at 3A). So basically it would charge probably somewhere around 15w (5V 3A) but the charger that came with the phone supports up to 27W (9V 3A).
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Not compatable with Galaxy 7 is it?
The S7 has a micro USB port so, no.
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this uses USB-PD -- but not the variable-voltage part. this thing goes high-amps -- 5V @ 5.7A for specific motorola devices!!!
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It looks like it only supports 5V and varies the amperage up to 5.7A, so it wouldn't charge at the maximum rate for the Essential PH-1 (which is 9V at 3A). So basically it would charge probably somewhere around 15w (5V 3A) but the charger that came with the phone supports up to 27W (9V 3A).
Yikes. I think I'll pass on this one then. I heard some complaints about how TurboCharging was nerfed with the Z2 line but damn, I wasn't expecting it to be this bad...
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Not compatable with Galaxy 7 is it?
Every now and then, there are the $5-7 Aukey dual port QC deals you can use for your Galaxy S7
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How well does this work with Google Pixel? Does it fast charge those?
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Yikes. I think I'll pass on this one then. I heard some complaints about how TurboCharging was nerfed with the Z2 line but damn, I wasn't expecting it to be this bad...
It won't boom or cause fire in most case.. but it is refurb.
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Just tossed mine in the trash. Looks like they had several issues with these, hopefully whatever they refurbished fixed it.
Love the Moto Z, but this didn't last a year.
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It won't boom or cause fire in most case.. but it is refurb.
I usually trust refurb stuff, but those speeds... yikes.
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Bought this exact model for full retail (crazy for me lol) when I bought the Moto X 2014 on it's release date and this charger is still going strong!
Bulletproof design and has worked with just about every phone and cable I've thrown at it.

Edit: see now this isn't the exact same model as the one I purchased but could be twins otherwise. I left my post up though as it is still relevant in that I have had nothing but good experience with Motorola products from chargers, phones to their Bluetooth headsets. This includes their transition from Google to Lenovo purchasing them.
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