USB Port

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  1. PonySHO

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    I got a 2015, can you charge a cell phone with the USB port in the console? If so, does anyone use it to charge their phone?
     
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    Yep all the time. Use it to charge my gym headphones too. Works okay. Will keep your phone alive while using gps.

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    Thanks!
     
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    As a small note, sync Gen 2 amperage output may not be enought for some newer smart phones and your phone will discharge when in use.
     
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    Is Gen 2 SYNC in the 2015?
     
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    Yes.
    Gen 3 didnt come out till the 16 Modle year.
     
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    I can't stand that every time you connect your phone Sync2 autoplays songs you have downloaded on your phone (at least with iPhone) and always starts on the same damn song. Anyway to change this autoplay, a setting perhaps?
     
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    I did notice this on road trips using nav on my phone it will still lose charge while plugged in. After upgrading to SYNC3 and the newer USB hub it's no longer an issue.
     
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    Really wish there was a way to increase amperage out of the Syc2 USB port. I tried a reverse Y cable with only power coming from a higher amp cigarette lighter plug and data only to the Sync2 USB but apparently iPhone negotiates power from the data side to avoid too much amperage and it didn't work.
     
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    I talked to a mechanic I know at my dealer and he looked it up for me. Sync2 USB port, 5v and 2.5A. I called Samsung and they said that'll be fine for charging my phone. Just wanted to make sure.
     
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    I'm pretty certain that Sync2 is .5A. Definitely not enough to charge while using OBD Fusion and Waze.
     
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    I didn't say before, but the mechanic also noted 13W... 5 x 2.5 rounds off to 13.
     
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    I have heard the same .5A. The SYNC3 USB hub made a noticeable difference.
     

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