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  1. BY724

    BY724 Well-Known Member
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    Is it OK to use any car charger that says it works for the Eris, or is important to only go with HTC's?

    I ask because on Amazon there are Eris car chargers for a couple of bucks, when it's 15$ for the official one at verizonwireless.com
     

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  2. Rossco_Pee

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    Any mini usb charger should work just fine.
     
  3. gruss

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    Go buy an accessory outlet to usb and just use any usb cable. I found one for 4 bucks at Wal-Mart and keen a mini and micro usb cable in car to charge pretty much any phone out there now.
     
  4. pkopalek

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    Most (especially Smart) Phones use Li-Ion batteries that are drained at 3.7v.

    This means that virtually any Mini-USB charger which charges at 4-5V is perfect. Some will be for a Blackberry or a HTC Hero, or whatever other Mini-USB device that uses a li-ion battery, but it will work JUST FINE with the Eris. I even use the car charger I got from a wireless Bluetooth headset that is Mini-USB. Works perfectly.
     
  5. nathanirwin311

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    I use a generic one that came with a case I ordered on Ebay. I only use it every once in a while, but have noticed no adverse affect on the phone or battery.
     
  6. BY724

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    The easiest way to look at it is, the faster you charge the faster you deplete that charge. Regular chargers are typically better.
     
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  8. TheSultan

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  9. bsutton1

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    Funny that this thread came up. I just discovered the the charger from my Magellan Roadmate works with the Eris. My GPS was stolen last summer and I've been without one since then.
     
  10. MOS95B

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    Yeah, I share the charger for my TomTom just fine

    Again - any charger with a MiniUSB output should work just fine. There is a standard manufacturers are required to meet when using any USB format, meaning they should all put out the same voltage

    Notice, though, the word "should" throughout my statement. As we all know, some folks (including manufacturers) believe rules are for everyone but them. Use caution going too cheap or off the beaten path
     
  11. TheSultan

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    like, a seller on eBay from Hong Kong! lol
     

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