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Old November 5th, 2009, 05:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not real savvy about the power situation for the Sprint Hero that I just bought. The OEM power source says that the input is standard 100-240V.

The OEM output shows as 5V=1A.

Now, I have other USB chargers (e.g., for my iPod). The input is the same (100-240V), but the output is:

Output: 5.0V=400mA

Can anyone tell me (a) whether this will HARM my Hero, and (b) whether this will effectively CHARGE my Hero?

ALSO: Connecting to my computer via the USB cable: does the charge take longer than if connected directly to a wall charger?

Thanks for any guidance.

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USB is only 500mA max, so the 1A charger would charge quicker.

The 400mA shouldn't harm it, it'll just charge slower.

Just learned that today, on here.
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Thanks... that's what I suspected, but wanted a second opinion before I plug an unknown into my 3-day-old Hero.

So, it'll recharge even a little more slowly than my computer's USB. That's OK, I just leave it plugged it while at my desk anyway; it gets an overnight charge from the wall adapter while I sleep.

Appreciate the confirmation!
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Your computer USB is 500mA max, so I doubt it's running above 425 or so. Probably not much of a difference either way.
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