Last Updated: Jun 26,2011
where can i get a cheap car charger that works, appreciate the help if any of you have links
I would advise that you order this charger. When I bought my evos, the sprint person tried to sell me this exact charger, and it was $40.00. I looked and found the same charger for $9.00. This charger can plug into a cigarette adapter, or a wall outlet, and you can use it to charge two phones at the same time. This is the absolute best charger I have ever seen.
Buy something like this...
Amazon.com: 2 Port USB Car Cigarette Lighter Adapter Dual Plug for iPod MP3 Players Charger - Color White: Cell Phones & Accessories
and use the cable that came with the phone.
unbelivable prices. Ive got all my things from here. Spare EVO battery 15 bucks. Car charger 4.99. All shipped from Hong Kong arrives in 5 business days. Im surprised no one uses this site. Also got a Motorola BT ear piece for 15 bucks.
thanks guys, looking into these links now
Bought this : New OEM Motorola Car Charger for Sprint HTC Evo 4G 9292 - eBay (item 230558660011 end time Dec-09-10 18:48:19 PST)
OEM Motorola. Works awesome!!
that spare evo battery for $12.99 is 1100mAh it's a P.O.S and car charger is now $2.99
I started a Car Charger Thread in XDA-developers which has some information about car chargers and the Evo in it along with some reports about brands/models of chargers.
Please take a moment and add your own information about chargers while you're there.
My fav is the rocketfish usb cigarette lighter at best buy (im sure there is a cheaper alt online). I love it because its an amp so it charges quickly and can keep up with a phone that is multi-tasking and 99% of it fits wholly inside the cigarette lighter, meaning if you have one that is in an ashtray then you can close the door on it. Then you just hook up a micro USB when you get in the car but can re-use that usb on your laptop or the excellent HTC wall USB adapter.
Yeah looks neat...
Rocketfish™ - USB Vehicle Power Adapter - Black - RF-M357
Ok, i fixed my link in the second post. I highly reccomend you check it out..... awesome charger.
OR if you already have a car charger, wall charger, usb that has mini connector, just get an mini to micro adapter and save $.
DealExtreme: $2.39 Mini USB to Micro USB Adapter/Converter Keychain
I have several of these to convert all my chargers and have 1 attached to my keychain just in case.
I 2nd this!
Here's a link which works better:
It is? I bought 2 of them and they lasted me all day. I love them. and the car charger is cheap but who cares, it works. Im not gonna spend 40 bucks so it can say Motorola. Gay.
Oh and BTW its 1300 mAh. It works great
I went with this one. OEM MICRO USB Auto Car CHARGER for HTC HD2 EVO 4G Droid - eBay (item 270632234892 end time Jan-05-11 08:21:20 PST)
He claims it's OEM and he's sold 900+ from all his auctions.
Claiming and being are two different things, but if it works whats the difference.
Kensington PowerBolt Micro
I get about 700mA while using it; Of course I did have to open it and short pins 2 and 3, but it works great now.
Yeah I couldnt fetch the link because I was posting from the Evo and too lazy to deal with best buys site.
I can check tomorrow if I remember, Im on the road now and have that adapter plugged into the rental. What is the difference? I know the phone doesnt "think" its plugged into a USB as it doesnt give me the USB option like it does when I connect to the USB port on the car itself.
Thats great I'm glad you got a deal but the web site says 1100mah under specs Lithium Battery For HTC EVO 4G, Hero (Sprint, CDMA) - HTC EVO 4G and the picture shows a 1300mah battery so you can understand my confusion
So when I am plugged into the rocketfish thing it says charging(usb) whereas when I am plugged into the HTC wall plug its charging(ac). Is that indicative of the charger not outputting as much power or is it a trigger to the phone for some reason?
From a post of mine in XDA-developers:
AC? USB? WTF??:
USB ports were originally designed for data communications with and to supply power to computer peripherals. The maximum power specification for the USB 1.x and 2.0 data devices is 500mA so a "typical" USB port in most computers and hubs is only designed to supply 500mA. But consumer electronics manufacturers have adoped the USB connector as a means to charge their devices and they didn't want to be limited to 500mA, so some changes to the USB Standard were necessary to prevent "typical" 500mA USB ports from being damaged when subjected to loads which exceed their maximum output.
In a nutshell, now modern consumer electronics devices test the status of the USB data pair (D+ & D-) when you plug a cable into them. If the data pair is shorted (less than 200 ohms) then it will assume that the cable is connected to a charger and draw as much current as the charging circuit in the device calls for. If the data pair is not shorted then the device will assume that it's connected to a data port and it will draw no more than 500mA. Unfortunately, it seems that most auto charger manufacturers (and some AC chargers) just don't get it and they're selling high-powered (1 - 1.25A typical) chargers without the data pair shorted. Consequently a device like the Evo thinks it's connected to a data port and won't even try to draw more than 500mA regardless of what the charger is capable of supplying.
You can CLICK HERE to read the entire post if you'd like. It even includes some information on how to modify a charger to work in AC mode.
Interesting thanks. Now the question is if I am brave enough to modify it.
Edit: wait. That was connected to the car charger directly. I know the car mount uses the data pins thing to trigger car mode. Does that mean if i plug it into the car mount and then into the charger it might trick it into thinking its a full wall charger?
Yes. I did it just last week. And with just one odd day that I only got 12mA for some reason, its been working great. I usually get 720mA with my PowerBolt Micro.
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