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Old 07-08-2008, 11:13 AM
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Default USB wall charger 5v 550ma output

Hi,

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I am looking for a wall charger and was looking at some of my old phone chargers to see if any were compatible, when I came across a Motorola USB wall charger with an output of 5v 550ma. I believe that USB2.0 is around 5v and 500ma. Question is, will this charger fry my ZVM if I try it? I need a charger for a holiday in 10 days from now.

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Old 07-08-2008, 11:41 AM
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Welcome bladeboy. Unfortunatly, this topic has been discussed plenty here. Take a look at this post and this post. The ZVM is really sensitive when charging over USB. So much, that to be safe, only a computer is recommended here for doing so. 550mA is more than what USB would put out for charging.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:56 AM
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WOW, that was quick! I did read through some posts before posting my question, but thought I'd post anyway as the output of the wall charger is so close to the output of a computer USB2.0 port

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Old 07-08-2008, 12:26 PM
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No problem. Enjoy the ZVM!
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:26 AM
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From what I have read in other posts, I'll be able to borrow an ipod wall charger for my holiday and plug it straight into the bottom of my Zen I won't risk trying the Motorola USB charger.
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:29 AM
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See this post. Plus, some IPod chargers can be 12v.
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:38 AM
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Looks like I've got just enough time to buy 1 which will work.

Any recommendations?

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Old 07-09-2008, 08:39 AM
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The PSP charger is actually great with the ZVM.
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:58 AM
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Thanks again Bobby

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Old 07-09-2008, 09:00 AM
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No problem! Enjoy the new charger.
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:13 AM
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I am about to buy this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/PSP-AC-110V-.../dp/B000QRK9XA
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:24 AM
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Looks good.... Verified it is 5v 2A output from here.
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:33 AM
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I now have a PSP wall charger and it works for my ZVM

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Old 07-12-2008, 10:21 AM
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No problem. Good. May best the best charger around for the ZVM.
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