uk usb charger just blew

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ROBIN50N, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. ROBIN50N

    ROBIN50N Well-Known Member
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    iam fumeing. i was just charging my nexus with a uk usb charger i bought yesterday and after five mins BANG the plug blows apart and fused the mains. could this have damaged the insides of the phone in anyway?
     

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  2. hondamx525

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    Does it still work? I would guess that you would notice hardware damage pretty quickly.
     
  3. ROBIN50N

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    its turned on and now charging with usa plug. am just wooried case its damaged somthing inside the phone.
     
  4. Fatal Exception

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    If it's charging and working then its fine. I guess you shouldn't buy cheap chinese chargers ;-)
     
  5. ROBIN50N

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    yeah, well its kinda ruined this fone for me now as am going to always be worried somthing will go wrong so am just gonna get rid of it now ithink:(
     
  6. dhevans

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    That's worrying - is there a rating on the US chargers?

    I want to use my bluetooth Uk charger when I get mine - naively thinking the micro usb chargers would have a standard output..
     
  7. ROBIN50N

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    the usb adaptor had the same rateing as that on the usa plug and a uk iphone usb plug.
     
  8. lutherinlondon

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    Can you clarify... is this a UK charger bought from google or one bought separately from another source? I bought a 'google uk charger' so will take a look at the specs and post up soon....
     
  9. ROBIN50N

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    no it was just a generic usb charge where you insert the cable, like the iphone. it had all the right input/output volts.
     
  10. RedMist

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    this makes me very nervous about my cheap charger. when its plugged in I can feel it tingling though the nexus
     
  11. Rusty

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    I've used a cheap* USB charger I got for Xmas with mine as well as the genuine USA charger, all is well.

    *I assume
     
  12. Rix

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    No, you can't.
     
  13. Esquire1

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    Peter Parker? Is that you?
     
  14. daffyduck

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    What, your getting rid of your Nexus because you bought a cheap knock-off USB charger from China......you are kidding me?!?

    Ladies & Gents, you generally get what you pay for in life......cheap ain't always best!
     
  15. RedMist

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    No honestly I really can

    the other two chargers I have are fine, but this cheap one tingles if I brush my fingers over it gently
     
  16. hunta

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    Rather than a cheap charger I've opted to adapt existing, quality chargers or charge straight from USB.

    At home I have the Google charger with a shaver adapter. This gets plugged in when I go to bed, whether it needs it or not. A full charge will generally last all day easily (I've found leaving GPS off when not required helps a lot).

    At work I have a USB>microUSB cord I bought for a quid or something on eBay. It sits plugged into my PC - although the IT policy is to disable USB ports against people bringing viruses into the company on flash cards, the power's still there. If I've been using the phone a fair amount and I'm going to be out after work I'll top it up in the afternoon using that.

    I've also ordered a 2mm Nokia > microUSB converter. That one was a wopping two quid, IIRC. I'm hoping this will allow me to charge from my old Nokia N95 8GB charger, which will give me around 800 mAh vs. the USB's 480 mAh.

    If anyone's interested in any of these I'll dig out the eBay URL's.
     
  17. ROBIN50N

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    no i said I wanted to get rid incase somthing happened to the phone and theres problems with it somwhere down the line.

    Also where did i say it was a cheapo one ?
     
  18. Rusty

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    It wont have harmed the phone
     
  19. ROBIN50N

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    this is it though it could have done somthing i dont know about. am paranoid about new things an it will just be on my mind all the time, so its kinda taken the enjoyment out of it for me.:(
     
  20. MartinS

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    I think if something had blown you would know about it by now.

    Relax and enjoy your Nexus One with new features!
     
  21. ROBIN50N

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    some damge may have been done to the battery. its just that the plug didnt just fuse it exploded, made a big bang and all came apart. just a bit worrying.
     
  22. Rusty

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    Sounds like a faulty capacitor
     
  23. ROBIN50N

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    is that the kinda thing that could damage the phone?
     
  24. Rusty

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    Stop worrying about the damn thing lol

    A capacitor (the more the better, as I recall) is needed to convert AC to DC, it blowing would have just broken the circuit.
     
  25. ROBIN50N

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    so anyone else got any knowledge of these kind of things?
     
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