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    Car chargers

    I was looking on monoprice at a this car charger:
    HDMI Cable, Home Theater Accessories, HDMI Products, Cables, Adapters, Video/Audio Switch, Networking, USB, Firewire, Printer Toner, and more!

    On the specs, it has the following:
    output voltage 5DC - 5%
    max output current 1000mA (1A)

    That AC charger that came with my droid outputs at 5.1 volts and 850mA. I am wondering if this car charger is going to output too much current. I have a hard time paying $30 for a verizon car charger.

    Also, are there any good 3rd party car mounts for the droid that are not crap.
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    It will work. Your device will draw no more than 850 mA. Even though the the adapter will supply a 1000mA, it will not force more amperage than the device consumes. The voltage is also within range. Since it's from China, I would verify output voltage with a DIMM.

    I use mounts from this site:

    RAM Mounting Systems, Inc. > Products > Cell Phone Mounts
    Last edited by m42duster; 01-02-2010 at 09:37 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveworms View Post
    I was looking on monoprice at a this car charger:
    HDMI Cable, Home Theater Accessories, HDMI Products, Cables, Adapters, Video/Audio Switch, Networking, USB, Firewire, Printer Toner, and more!

    On the specs, it has the following:
    output voltage 5DC - 5%
    max output current 1000mA (1A)

    That AC charger that came with my droid outputs at 5.1 volts and 850mA. I am wondering if this car charger is going to output too much current. I have a hard time paying $30 for a verizon car charger.

    Also, are there any good 3rd party car mounts for the droid that are not crap.
    This may work better for you.
    Amazon.com: Accessory Power FlexSmart Car Mount System for MOTOROLA DROID SmartPhones - Cutting Edge FM Transmitter and Charger with DC Surge Protection and Stabilized Flex-Neck: Electronics
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    I just noticed that my Prius has a USB port in it and if I plug the Droid into my Prius, it charges.
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    I wish my car had a USB port. I went ahead and bought the dual charger from Verizon. It plugs into the wall and plugs into my cigarette lighter. Not bad.

    I've got a collection of BlackBerry microUSB plugs (yes, I know not to touch my phone while they are plugged into that), a USB to microUSB connector for my old Storm, and of course the charging unit that came with the Droid.

    That should be sufficient
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    Quote Originally Posted by asmallchild View Post
    I've got a collection of BlackBerry microUSB plugs
    I use the BB car chargers all the time, never a problem...I even use them while they are charging....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by asmallchild View Post
    I've got a collection of BlackBerry microUSB plugs
    I use the BB car chargers all the time, never a problem...I even use them while they are charging....
    Oh mine are the wall chargers and I've heard reports of weird behavior while using them with other chargers that weren't bundled with the phone itself
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    car charger for droid x

    I recently purchased a cheap charger from cellphoneshop.com. After using the charger one time for my droid x the phone crashed and I was unable to connect to the internet. I'm wondering if the charger could have caused the problem. I was given a new phone, but hesitate to to us the charger again for fear that it will happen again. Any advice concerning the safety of car chargers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by don_813 View Post
    wow so cheap! thanks!
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