When the Nexus 6 launched at retailers back in mid-December, customers were disappointed to see that one of the draw-cards of the phone – the much vaunted Turbo Charger – was absent from the box. Instead, boxes contained a small piece of paper advising that customers could redeem a charger which would be shipped out at a later date. While those chargers haven’t begun shipping now, customers purchasing new units should now be seeing the Turbo Charger in the box.
The root cause of the missing Turbo Charger, according to Motorola Australia was that it didn’t comply with Australian Electrical Standards. Due to these standards the Turbo Charger which was built for the global market was found to not suitable for our market, instead a new Turbo Charger would have to be designed from the ground up for our market and it’s this version that will be sent out to Nexus 6 owners. The updated Turbo Charger will be the same Voltage/Amperage output as the international version and hence deliver the same results.
While it is next year and no one seems to have received their turbo chargers from Motorola as yet, we will be clarifying with Motorola Australia about when they should be expected. The reader who contacted us, Rob, is yet to test the charger but it is great to finally see it arrive here. From images sent to us it can be seen that the charger can charge up to 12V at 1.2A which is a great advantage for such a power-hungry device – especially with the previously supplied charger only supplying 850mA.
The charger arrived on the Play Store recently but is still unavailable in our country, despite the fact it has the Australian charging prongs. While it is disappointing to see that those who registered for the turbo charger back in December still haven’t received the charger, the fact it is in the box now seems to point to an imminent arrival.
Are you someone who is waiting for their turbo charger? Do you have one already? Is your question the same as mine: “Where is mine Motorola?”