Will this work with my droid?

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  1. hiitsmelenny

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    Solar Battery Charger For Verizon Motorola Droid A855 - eBay (item 280437266439 end time Jan-10-10 06:20:21 PST)

    I saw this and really like it but want to make sure it won't fry or kill my droid. It's coming from China and the charger seems to come with a billion "converters" to make it compatible with a lot of things. I'm not an electrician, but I know the Droid comes with a 5.1V, 850mA charger but when you plug it in to your computer you're getting 5.0V, 500mA (which is the official USB spec). Does the solar charger fit into this mold? Thanks
     
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    I dunno. But if it does, that's pretty cool.
     
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    I'd say that if it's a third-party charger, it's prolly gonna cause you some grief while it's plugged in.

    Seems to be the consensus around here.
     
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    What He said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
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    So from what I understand, it's an external battery that can be charged with the sun or USB then transfer the charge to your phone? Interesting idea, I wonder how well it works or how much sunlight you actually need.
     
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    Yup none of my old plug in chargers work but all of my old USB ones do. :icon_question:
     
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    If you look at what it includes, it does not include a micro-usb adapter. So no you cannot use it with the droid. Even though it touts you can.
     
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    Ya... Cool Idea...
    WOuld be VERY helpful for me when out in the field, firefighter here..
     
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    There is something similar but just isn't a solar powered pack. It's a battery pack which can be charged on it's own, and then be used for power for the droid. I believe the battery in it is also a 1400mAh so it will supply a good amount of power. I just can't remember the dang name. It's been mentioned on this site a few times.
     
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    Have it.. but need to see if they carry micro usb attachments..
     
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    I saw something like this at Best Buy. I thought this would be great for camping trips if they work on the Droid. It was on clearance for $9.99.....