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Master Geek


Topic # 64589 18-Jul-2010 16:36
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Hey guys,
Im looking at buying a HTC Desire from Clove as the one i bought from Mobicity i had to give to my brother and i will definitely not be going anywhere near Mobicity again. From reading this forum, its clear that alot of you bought it from Clove and have said some good things about their service etc.

Anyway, as its from the UK it will obviously come with a charger that wont work here.
I've been looking around Bond & Bond today and came across a 'Milkshake' branded
micro-usb charger.
I read the label on the power plug part of it and it has the following info,

Input 100 - 240V
         50/60Hz 0.2A

Output 5V --- 0.5A


Could anyone please tell me whether it will be ok for the Desire and wont fry it?
Would appreciate any help

Cheers

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 353027 18-Jul-2010 17:24
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According to this thread to get fast charging you need a charger rated at 900mA or greater, which has the two middle pins of the USB plug shorted together. Without the shorted pins it only charges at 500mA. It may be easier to just use a mains adapter plug.



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Master Geek


  Reply # 353082 18-Jul-2010 19:52
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Thanks for the reply numfarr,

So the 0.5A/ 500mA rating determines the output/speed it will charge the phone?

Will it be safe to use on the Desire? ie. it wont hurt the battery or phone itself?

Thanks in advance for any insight you can provide

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  Reply # 353105 18-Jul-2010 21:11
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Yes it won't hurt the phone but it won't charge as quickly as a more powerful charger, and if you want to use the phone for power-draining things like gaming while it is plugged in it may not charge much, if at all.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 353128 18-Jul-2010 22:35
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Could you not use a plug adapter? I've brought stuff home from the UK before and the plugs work when I attach them to a travel adapter.



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Master Geek


  Reply # 353530 19-Jul-2010 17:55
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Can anyone recommend a good UK plug adapter that is good quality and most importantly, safe?

I've seen this one,
http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/audio-mp3/accessories/cables-connectors/audio-adaptors-accessories/pudn...

Im just asking because im paranoid that i will ruin the phone somehow if i either get a third party charger or cheap foriegn adapter

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  Reply # 353544 19-Jul-2010 18:48
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These ones at DSE are fine, though heinously overpriced: http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/en/product/M7308

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  Reply # 354187 20-Jul-2010 21:10
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I haven't done any proper tests, but it seems if i use my AC adapter with a usb extension cable it charges a lot slower, even though im still using the HTC cable. It is quite a thin cable in comparison however. This doesn't seem to make sense to me...

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  Reply # 354207 20-Jul-2010 21:40
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These phones, come with100v-240v global power adaptors. All you need is a UK to NZ plug adaptor. $15 at DSE, cheaper elsewhere.




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