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  1. AeolianReflex

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    Does anyone know what the highest rated charger is that can safely be used with the DI? I ask because I have an old LG charger that fits the port on my DI but it is 1.5 amps and I want to use it as my work charger. I think the OEM DI charger is rated at 1.0 amps and I don't want to burn up my phone or prematurely kill the battery. I've got a second data cable coming on a slow boat from china (literally) and I need something in the meantime.
     

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    you can use a higher amp rated charger....1.5 is alot though. The volts need to be the same though
     
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    OK so if the voltage is the same but the amps are higher, 1.5 in this case, it should be safe? Just don't want to fry anything.....
     
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    If you're charging through the phone it should not be a problem. The ratings on the transformers are what the actual unit can handle; this does not mean the device will draw that much power. Assuming it's a form of mini-USB, the voltage should be the same(~5v). That said I have used my LG charger from my Env2 that's rated less than 1A with no problems.
     
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    Ah.... Got it now. Thanks for the info.
     

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