Will my OG droid charger work? 5.1V - 0.85A versus 5.0V - 1.0A for the GN charger.

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  1. Cubemonkey

    Cubemonkey New Member

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    Any thoughts? The OG Droid charger would be used for keeping charge at work. I'd rather not burn out this battery somehow.
     
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    More than likely.

    Why not just give it a try and see if it works?
     
  3. Cubemonkey

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    Well, I don't doubt that it will charge the battery. What I'm not sure of is whether it will cause damage to the battery over the long run.
     
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    I can confirm the charger works. I have the car charger from my OGD and the wall charger as well as the usb data/charge calbe. all of them work and charge the Nexus just fine.
     
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    Weird, I have a Moto wall charger (not sure what phone it came with) and it does not work with the GN. Also, my wife has a Stratosphere that works the same way. Samsung charger is the only one that works which really sucks since I have a ton of chargers from LG and Moto laying around.
     
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    You *might* find that the Nexus charger charges a bit more quickly that the Droid one. I found that with my Bionic, and so far it seems to be true with my Nexus.
     
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    Interesting tidbit:

    My original droid charger (from the box) is 5.1V and 0.85A. My buddy's extra charger (for his OG droid) that he bought from a VZW store is 5.0V 1.0A, the same as the GN. I guess it should work. I'll test tonight.
     
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    Theoretical speaking, you should be safe with either charger. The increase in amps will not damage the battery - the device will only pull as much current as its rated for. Now voltage on the other hand is a different story. If you use a charger with a much higher voltage rating, it could destroy the battery. However, the 5.0v vs 5.1v difference here shouldn't really matter - USB ports are rated up to 5.25V (I think) and modern phones like these should sufficient voltage regulation anyways.

    That being said, I know some OEM's love to add their own tweaks to the circuit so that only specifically rated chargers (their own) will work, but that shouldn't be a problem here.
     
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    It could work... Then again it could theoretically melt your Nexus.
     
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    Hit it pretty much on the head.
     
  11. dlcramer

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    Plus the ratings are based on averages. There is a +/- fluctuation involved.

    Just remember... its not the voltage that kills ;)

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
     
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    After trying out various LG, HTC, Sony ericsson AC adapters. I found out it is not the charger, but the USB cable that doesn't work.

    For example, I can use the micro usb cable that came with Galaxy nexus and plug it into any LG, HTC, Sony charger and it works.
    Using a LG micro usb cable and put it in the Galaxy nexus charger does not work.

    So it's the usb cable and not the charger, not sure what type of usb cable to buy. Let me know what you guys think.
     
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