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General Car Charger Question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ty07allstar, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Ty07allstar

    Ty07allstar Well-Known Member
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    My mom has a car charger for her old Motorola Razr and it uses the same mini-USB plug that our phone uses. I was wondering if this would work in charging my Eris or will it just destroy the battery?
     

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  2. trav473

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    It will work just fine... Use my wifes old hot pink one myself. lol
     
  3. OfTheDamned

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    It should work fine. Just double check the voltage it is putting out versus what the Eris' battery takes.
     
  4. Ty07allstar

    Ty07allstar Well-Known Member
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    Anybody know what voltage the battery takes?
     
  5. OfTheDamned

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    It should be on the battery and the charger. I have case on my phone and my charger is at hoe our I would look and tell you.
     
  6. Ty07allstar

    Ty07allstar Well-Known Member
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    I think it's 5V at 1A. Hopefully that's right. I'll have to check the charger when my girlfriend gives it to me.
     
  7. Blrfl

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    If the charger has a plug with the USB logo on it (which the Motorola chargers I use to charge my Eris do) and the device you're plugging it into has a physically-compatible socket with the same logo (which the Eris does), they're electrically compatible.

    --Mark
     
  8. pkopalek

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    Any 5v/1a or thereabouts charger will work fine.

    Since most things (like my wireless Bluetooth, most phones, many digital cameras) run on the 3.7v Lithium Ion system, they all charge to roughly the same voltage, and can use that same voltage/current formula to charge the phone.

    I use a set of Mini-USB chargers from a company called GTMax (some x-brand from China) for my Car and for an extra wall charger at work. They work perfectly.

    If it says something MORE than 5v, or isn't labeled, or you don't know where it came from, even if it IS mini-USB, I personally advise NOT plugging your $500 Droid Eris into it.
     
  9. Ty07allstar

    Ty07allstar Well-Known Member
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    The charger came from the Verizon store so I think it'll be fine.



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