General Car charger

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  1. zetroc

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    So in anticipation (and I didn't have one), I bought a car charger... since I get 25% accessories I got a VZW branded one.

    Will that be ok, or should I return it and look for a manufacturer branded charger?
     

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  2. Howie

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    it will be fine if it's the right plug
     
  3. woop

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    As long as the microUSB port fits the plug, you'll be fine.
     
  4. superchaos

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    It is easier and cheaper to get a 12V to USB adapter and plug the Incredible USB cable into it.
     
  5. zetroc

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    Hmm, good point, but would it then be giving it a "USB" charge as opposed to a "plug" charge?
     
  6. douger

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    Si long as you've got a good current source...the charger definitely qualifies...you're good to go. Same thing if you're using a powered USB hub, but not quite as good.

    You won't get a charge off of a straight USB port. Not enough current.
     
  7. superchaos

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    It is either 5V 1 amp or 5V 1.5 amp. I guess it matters if you are taking the phone into your car just to charge it quickly and not to use it.
     
  8. zetroc

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    I don't intend to solely charge my phone in the car. However I'd like a good charger for my car. Also, if I will be using the navigation, I want a charger that will actually manage to charge the phone while using navigation. I had read on the nexus one forum that some chargers didn't give it enough charge and that the battery would deplete regardless of being plugged in.
     
  9. boxermansr

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    I'm guessing the car charger for the Motorola Droid will work with this, correct? I have the OEM one (Moto branded), so it'll save me some $ if I don't need to get another one.
     
  10. Callahan

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    It should work fine. That's the good thing about Micro USB, it's not brand specific. It's becoming the industry standard but I'd like it better if it were a little easier to plug in.
     
  11. kyler13

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    It should. I've had it in my car for awhile and intend to use it to charge my incredible. For less than $10 shipped, I got a charging set up for BOTH cars.
     
  12. jprow507

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    I have an old env2 car charger that IS micro USB and DOES NOT work for the Incredible. Has anyone purchased a non-branded/non-verizon car charger that works for the Incredible and from where?
     
  13. crimton

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    i can't confirm this but when i got my incredible i still had i droid that i was about to return to get my wife an incredible and the 2 ports on the phones looked different. i remember thinking that but i don't know for sure.
     

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