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Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by ihaveworms, Dec 31, 2009.

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    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: Jan 2, 2010
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    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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    I use the BB car chargers all the time, never a problem...I even use them while they are charging....
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    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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    Your Welcome :D

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    I don't. USB charging is 500mA (trickle charge).

    Anything's possible but that sounds coincidental rather than causal.

    The real deal is pretty cheap too:
    http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-SPN5400-Rapid-Vehicle-Adapter/dp/B002N8HG0Y/ref=pd_cp_cps_3

    How many mA does the other one supply? The page didn't seem to specify and I wasn't about to wade through reviews to see if anyone mentioned.
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    What do you mean? I have a Motorola car charger I bought at Verizon. I used it for my Blackberry and now use it for my Droid Incredible. What do you mean, KNOW NOT TO TOUCH IT? I have never heard of this. Is there something I should know?? :icon_eek:
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