Non OEM Chargers

Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by mrpbjnance, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. mrpbjnance
    Offline

    mrpbjnance New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Has anyone tried a Non OEM charger.. in particular the cheap ones from EBay.

    I see I can get one for $5 just wnated to get some opinions first
  2. Spartan
    Offline

    Spartan New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    214
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Mid Michigan
    Haven't tried the cheap ebay ones, but my Blackberry ones work great.
  3. emsrph
    Offline

    emsrph New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Just got a cheap one on e-bay from seller bestcellbuy. Plugged into phone and it started freaking out like buttons were being pressed fast and furious. Probably voltage was wrong?

    Also got car charger as a package but leaning toward just throwing both away.

    Anybody have any recommendations for aftermarket car charger?

    Thanks,

    Eric
  4. ZeRo_C0oL
    Offline

    ZeRo_C0oL New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Virginia
    The ones from Monoprice.com work great! Just make sure you get something 1000mA rather than 500mA. 500mA won't charge the phone.

    I spent $15.05 and got two 10' cables, one 6' cable, three wall plugs that accept any male USB cable, and a car charger. SHIPPED! Got here on Monday, and I ordered late Saturday night.
  5. forkup
    Offline

    forkup New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    317
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    nice :)

    10 chars
  6. ijstylezi
    Offline

    ijstylezi New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NY
    yea i wouldnt recommend the cheap ones my droid freaked out too
  7. Zennmaster
    Offline

    Zennmaster New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Portland, OR, USA
    Yup. One more. This one was actually supposed to be OEM, and does have a big "M" on it, but I think it's for something with a much smaller power appetite than the Droid...

    On a similar topic, has anyone tried using a USB cable other than the one that came with the phone?
  8. emsrph
    Offline

    emsrph New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hey Zennmaster the ebay USB cable I bought worked fine. Mounted, transfered files ok. I'd guess those are pretty safe because they don't make there own voltage ;)

    Ijstylezi- what caused your droid to freak out- a wall charger or car charger? Still on the fence about trying the cheap car charger I got after my home charger experience.

    Thanks,

    Eric
  9. Fresh330
    Offline

    Fresh330 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NJ
    monoprice.com

    You can't beat it in terms of quality AND price
  10. PowerPlayGraphix
    Offline

    PowerPlayGraphix New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I bought a "HotTips" Car Charger from Office Depot that works great. Just get the Base charger ($12.99) and then get a Razr tip ($3.99) and it works fine. Haven't looked into a home charger since it came with one and I'll either use it or my laptop to charge it but for the car, I needed something else. Glad it uses the same plug as the Razor (microUSB) and not something obscure.
  11. jmed99
    Offline

    jmed99 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I just bought a wall charger, car charger, and the computer charger from bestcellbuy on ebay. I'll let y'all know how they work. I'm kinda afraid to try them after reading your post...:icon_eek:
  12. dopeskwyd
    Offline

    dopeskwyd New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Kekaha, HI
    After having my LG Dare for 2 years, as well as 4 previous LG phones, I racked up about a dozen chargers(nightstand, car, office, PC, etc.). Decided to give one of 'em a go. Works like a charm. Any of you FORMER LG cultists(guilty), save your coin....they work.
  13. mekishiko
    Offline

    mekishiko New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    it would be helpful if some of yall posted Links!

    ;)
  14. emsrph
    Offline

    emsrph New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Jmed99- tried the car charger from e-bay bestcellbuy and it worked fine and charged the phone. Eric
  15. jmed99
    Offline

    jmed99 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0

    www.ebay.com
  16. Modulus
    Offline

    Modulus New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    Haha. Classic.
  17. mrpbjnance
    Offline

    mrpbjnance New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Would you mind listing specifically which one you purchased? (sorry to be a pain!) I would feel more comfortable buying the same one since some one has already verified it works.
  18. CharlieJ
    Offline

    CharlieJ New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Any regular/generic MICRO USB to male USB cable will work from a PC.

    The 1000mA car and wall chargers are the ones needed for the Droid.

    Aftermarket chargers will normally work fine, but remember that some of the cheapies on eBay (and other places) may not have proper voltage.

    I'm using a 1000mA wall wart that has a female USB connector and a generic 6' micro USB cable for overnight charging. During the day, I use the USB cable that came with the phone, attached to my PC.

    In the car, I use a generic mini USB charger, with a mini-to-micro USB converter tip.

    Spent $4.00 to get the tip -- and older chargers/cables from my BB. I hope this info helps!
  19. broosewee
    Offline

    broosewee New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Yonkers, NY
    Yea, can anybody post the Monoprice links to the cables verified to be working?
  20. mekishiko
    Offline

    mekishiko New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0

    I am just a fan of not having to make mistakes/returns if it can be easily avoided by purchasing already verified hardware.

    Notice how some people bought some stuff that should have worked, but it didn't?

    Telling us about their experience in a concise and specific manner is one of the main, and most important assets of any online technical community.

    "I bought some stuff, some worked, some didn't" isn't valuable at all, although I appreciate the heads up that some things don't work, many of us have already come to that resolution in our experimentation with the random plugs we already own.

    I am sorry I assumed this would be obvious, but it should be now as evident by the questions that came after mine.

    Here I'll show you how it goes:
    -----------

    Hey guys I was able to use my Official Apple Wall Wart that came with my ipod:

    [​IMG]
    And I purchased these Mini USB to Micro USB adapters from this retailer in HK, free shipping arrived in 7 days to USA and only $2.48 for two of them:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/2X-Mini-USB-To-...UK_Mobiles_Accessories_RL?hash=item3ef9eeaa2f

    Connected them to my droid with a regular USB-to-Mini-USB cable, charges perfectly.

    :icon_ devil:
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2009
Search tags for this page
best non oem iphone charger
,
best non oem usb car charger
,
how are oem chargers different from non-oem chargers
,
is it safe to buy oem chargers
,

non oem charger

,
non-oem chargers
,
oem android charger
,
oem phone charger
,
oem vs non oem phone charger
,

what is a non oem charger

,

what is an oem charger

,
what is non oem chager