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    I have the VZW car charger they were bundling back in November, it was not meant for the Droid as it wasn't even listed, it was meant for BB etc. What I have found is that it doesn't give out enough power to charge the Droid at the same time that you are using GPS so the phone actually discharges the battery as you are using. I found the Moto charger on Amazon and am wondering if anyone else has used it and if it provides enough power to charge the phone and use GPS. If you have the charger could you look at what it says the specs are on it, I would appreciate it.
     

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    I'm have a Motorola charger (P513) and it works. You just have to make sure the charger has a high enough output.

    I should mention that I actually use the USB cable that came with my phone, along with a belkin car adapter USB charger port, it fits much more snug than the motorola charger.
     
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    I use the motorola car charger, and it works great.
     
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    Ditto, I use the one that came with my wife's EnV3, it works perfectly.
     
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    Using the OEM charger since February. Perfect for Nav and charging, in fact it charges very quickly in the car.
     
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    I am using a motorola charger, I'll have to look at the power it puts out when I get in my car, later... I thought I noticed that after a drive where I had the GPS on the whole time that the phone had not charged at all, so perhaps mine is no better than the one Verizon tried to sell me.
     
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    Is it the OEM charger for the Droid? That is what I have as there are many different Motorola chargers.
     
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    Which one? They make many. My SPN5400A/P513 outputs 950mA which is plenty to charge while using GPS.

    500mA is USB spec which trickle charges. I suggest getting as close to 1000mA as possible.
     
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    i have the VZW charger for my droid and haveent had an issue with it not charging the droid.
     
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    Mine says SPN5400A on it. And, as I said, I think it did not charge while I was navigating, once... but I've only noticed it that one time.
     
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    I have the Motorola car charger and have noticed that it doens't seem to charge as fast as it used to. When I would drive home each day my phone would be @70% and would be fully charged by the time I got home (30 minutes) Now, it may only go to 80%.

    Mine also drains while using Navigation. I was driving for 2.5 hours last week with the Navigation on and plugged in. Went from fully charged to 60%. I also had Bluetooth on.
     
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    I bought a charger at wal mart and it works fine. =)
     
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    Go to wirelessground.com/motoccspn5400.html. That is the charger I'm using. No issues and look at all the phones it list that it is compatible with.
     
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    Sorry. It's /motccspn5400.html
     

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