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  1. AJ_EVO

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    The Scosche USB12V2. It has two 1A (1000mA) USB ports. Most car chargers are 500-600mA which means the phone is barely charging if you are using it for GPS, etc. Since it has standard USB ports, you can charge a plethora of devices.

    $9.56 shipped from Amazon if you have Amazon Prime, otherwise you have to pay a few bucks for shipping.

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    I guess I'm the only one that needed a 1A charger :D
     
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    Interesting find AJ_EVO,

    I hear that Costco is giving out a car charger with the droid x (with a few other accessories) but I might have to look into this for the two usb ports.

    Thanks!
     
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    Curious how do you know this is a 1A because I don't see it mentioned on amazon? I may invest in this if the usb on my car stereo turns out to suck.
     
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    Scosche product details: reVIVE II - Dual USB Car Charger

     
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    so it is a 2 milliamp unit?
     
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    I took your advice and bought one.. Thanks.
     
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    It's 2A (2000mA) total. EACH USB port gives a full 1A (1000mA).
     
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    Wow... a bit overkill for me, but the options are nice. I ordered 2 OEM 950mA Motorola chargers off Amazon yesterday for $7 each.
     
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    Walmart has these as well, have 2 pay sales tax but get them faster.
     
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    just ordered this along with a 6 foot micro usb cable, i guess i'll use the usb cord that came with the phone charger with this car charger. we shall see how it works ;)

    Oh, and it's only $9.39 now.
     
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    Is there any possibility of this charger overcharging the phone?
     
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    Don't think so. 1A is perfectly safe. The phone should stop charging when it's full.
     
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    Over the weekend I purchased a Griffin Powerjolt dual universal car adapter from BB:

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    It has two half-circular green LED's to show when each USB connector is active. When my phone isn't plugged into the car dock the LED is dark. I like this a whole lot better than the VZW branded car charger that I got last week that has a red LED that's illuminated all the time.

    Griffin Technology - PowerJolt Dual Universal USB Car Charger - Black - 10027-PJLTUN2B powerjolt&cp=1&lp=1

    Griffin Technology: PowerJolt Dual Universal - Car charger for USB devices
     
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    The PowerJolt Plus is rated at 1000mA, I couldn't find the output on the one with two USB plugs. I have a feeling the Moto charger isn't truly 950mA.
     
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    So I took an 1.5 hour car trip using my droid x while using the following:

    Maps navigation
    Pandora radio streaming to bluetooth audio in my car
    screen at full brightness

    So basically the phone was using all radios to MAX capacity. It worked without a hitch, but when I got home my previously fully charged battery was at about half. I was using the motorola car dock with a USB car adapter rated at 5.0v~700mA.

    I'm going assume this is not putting out enough power to keep it charged in this scenario. I ordered the Motorola P513 Vehicle Power Adapter MicroUSB Rapid Rate Charger from amazon. Hopefully this has enough amperage to keep up?

    It was only like 5 or 6 bucks so if I need something else not a huge deal I guess. Thoughts?
     
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    Let us know how that works out. It's right in my price range. :D
     
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    FYI the Evo forum had problems with that monoprice charger if I remember correctly.
     
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    I honestly don't think a different charger will make a difference! When the GPS is active it does not look like the phone will charge. In my mind there is some logic that might explain this. The GPS heats up the phone pretty significantly. The effective life span of a battery is reduced by extreme heat. If the battery attempts to charge the phone during a period of high heat it might, over time, compromise the battery.

    Whether or not this is, in fact, true I'll leave to someone with more knowledge of such matters. I'm simply taking pot shots in the dark! :D
     
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    I bought one of these off Newegg.com last year for $6 shipped. Used it with my 3GS and the wife's WinMo phone. It's great. :D
     
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    It's a single USB, but puts out 2.1A:

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    About $15 from Amazon.
     

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