Anyone know if the port is a USB 3 ?
I think there's an Android/Apple difference here. I bought a split cable and tried the power side on an adapter on the power port and on an external battery that usually charges it up quickly and I still saw battery drain. From what I've researched, Android throttles itself back on charging when a USB data connection is also present. Which is profoundly dumb.Did the USB port change for Gen 2?
I drive with my iPhone 6 USB-connected (2014 Gen 1 USB) and it does charge the phone. It is a slow charge so I’d guess it’s a lower-powered USB.
There's two issues - charging current and connection speed. I was referring to the connection speed. Unless the USB2 chips were cheaper, why would they install a USB2 port given the intended use? I'll amend my comment and suggest it's the cheapest port money can buy. There simply isn't a need for high speed access."I'd be mildly surprised if it's USB 2."
I'd be very surprised if it was not USB 2. I wouldn't expect it to be USB 3. I think Chevy Guy you meant to say I'd be mildly surprised if its USB3?
Mine don't charge unless the phone is asleep. It can't compare to my 2 amp charger in the socket. Charge stays about even when using android auto. And that's probably because battery saver mode has to be turned off for android auto to work properly.Yes, it can. My iPhone's battery can get a pretty hefty boost on only a 20 minute drive, similar to my 2 amp wall charger. Android Auto and Car Play work fine with it.