Do not use the Storm Charger.

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    I have been using the original Verizon Storm charger with my droid and notice as I was putting in a contact or selecting a pic, that it will be harder to select it even with my finger right on it. I also notice that sometimes the phone will scroll down for no reason. I notice this before but I never put two and two together until now. I have tested this, an I can duplicate this every time when using the Storm charger, does not have these issue when using the droid charger. Trying to give everybody a heads up. Now just got to find a longer usb cord for the droid charger.
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    Also, I'm pretty sure the power rating on the Storms charger is lower than the one for the Droid. Should always compare the charger ratings before using them on other devices. Just because the plug fits, doesn't always mean it'll work or won't damage the equipment.
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    Known issue when using the Droid and charging with "other" chargers....
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    Well I was posting this because most were saying that they were using the Verizon Storm without problems, but these issues were not noticeable at first. Wanted to give a heads up to users so they wouldn't continue to use it and possibly damage their phones.
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    There is this general feeling that "if it plugs in, it's OK to use". This is definitely not the case. Numerous people have tried their chargers from other cell phones/GPS devices/cameras/etc with the Droid and while it may "work" in that it doesn't immediately produce smoke it's not the right charger for the Droid in the long run. Why take a chance with such an expensive (and cool!) device?
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    Agreed when it comes with a charger there is no point not to use it.
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    I am using and LG Evtouch which matches power output and it works fine.
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    I used a Motorola Razor V9M charger without issues.
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    Been using the BB car charger with no issue.
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    also FWIW I used a s1 charger from the beginning and have 0 issues...its still at my desk
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    I have been using the Storm charger since day one, I know what the O.P. is referring to, but I hardly think it's causing problems for the Droid. I also use the Storm car charger, which when you purchase it at the VZW store even mentions several phones it is compatible with. I'm not so sure that even though the voltage might be slightly different that it's having any adverse effects on the Droid.
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    If it is it isn't affecting the 2 Droids here :icon_ banana:. Since I want to keep my cable connected at my home PC. I needed a way to charge at work
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    I have the same charger. It subtle, try and select contacts or if you have the gallery from 2.1 try selecting pics and putting check marks on each, then do it with the droid charger. You will see its much easier to select items . That's when its noticeable. Its a little hard to describe but this happens on my friend's droid also, he didn't notice it ether, I had to show him what I meant.
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    Using my Storm1 charger without issue.
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    Put me in the camp of those using the storm charger and having absolutely no problems with my Droid. Been using it since day 1 for over 5 weeks.
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    Hit or miss I guess. I always make sure the power flux matches. Heat at contact points over time can cause some damage. There is software involved.
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    I'm using the usb cable from the same phone as you just because it's longer for when I'm sitting at the computer doing stuff. As for the charger head, I use the droid one. No reason why one shouldn't
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    I am sorry..I left my droid stock. I didn't root or add the 2.1 apk. I didn;t see the point. If I had a Storm still. I am certain I would have done it. That's the beauty of this device for me. It works right ot of the box.
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    I've noticed my Droid will sometimes mysteriously start scrolling down when I try to select an item and I've never used anything but the stock Droid charger.
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