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Matt K 02-26-2008 11:27 AM

Wall Charger Question
I know that the manual recommends 5V and a min of 500mA but I have a charger that has an output of 5.2v 450mA. Would there be a problem if I use this? Or would it just take longer to charge?

sassafras 02-26-2008 02:26 PM

What is your wall charger designed for? Is it a USB compatible wall charger or what?

Matt K 02-26-2008 02:34 PM

It is a usb wall charger (although I think it was designed for a Nintendo DS).

I just want to know why the manual specifies a minimum amperage of 500mA and if I use anything below that will it cause harm to the player or the battery (or battery life).

digitalq 02-26-2008 03:49 PM

Not likely that will cause a problem. The only thing that might be an issue is if the voltage rises a lot. If the player gets a lot warmer than it does when you are charging from PC or other chargers, then I would avoid it. The Motorola chargers are so cheap and plentiful it should be very easy to find one at over 500.
The minimum of 500mA most likely comes from the USB spec.

Matt K 02-26-2008 11:50 PM

Thanks. Good to know that there is no weird reason that they had a min amperage (since a lower current shouldn't be a bad thing).

Matt K 02-29-2008 03:19 PM

Well, I'm going to see if I can return the charger (the place I got it from is out of business). If I can't then I guess I'll see how i works.

LittleBigToe 08-06-2009 12:04 AM

My Zen V Plus is busted (my fault) and just bought a pilot but still have the wall charger from the zen. It says DC 5.0v ~ max: 700mA ~ min: 150mA . Is this ok to use with the pilot?

sassafras 08-07-2009 05:30 PM

Do the plugs fit?

It looks like both are USB Mini, and so yes, you can use it... Probably :)

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