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    Default USB car chargers

    Can someone give me some feedback on these please.

    I have a car charger that goes straight to a mini USB to my Navman but the metal tip came off. Someone here just mentioned that what about a car charger with a USB port so we can use other devices on it... ie., GPS, cellphone etc .. and like my Nokia which uses a diff USB port than the Navman.



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    ...uh, they work brilliantly.
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    Default Re: USB car chargers

    dick smith ok or the trademe ons ok too or go for belkins? Might get a dual port

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    Default Re: USB car chargers

    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    dick smith ok or the trademe ons ok too or go for belkins? Might get a dual port
    I've got a Dick Smith one (the smaller one), and Mum has a Belkin in her car, and both work perfectly.
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    Default Re: USB car chargers

    Simple device, probably just a 5volt regulator. Some can provide 1 or 2 amps and have more than one USB port. I have 2, one in my car and one in the work car. I find them very handy.
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    Default Re: USB car chargers

    2 dollar shops usually have them as well. I have one in my car - goes fine.

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    Default Re: USB car chargers

    Don't get a cheapie off trademe or elsewhere. I blew my phone up with one literally 2 minutes after plugging in and driving off. Go for a reliable brand such as belkin and you should be just fine though.

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    Default Re: USB car chargers

    Quote Originally Posted by forrest44 View Post
    Don't get a cheapie off trademe or elsewhere. I blew my phone up with one literally 2 minutes after plugging in and driving off. Go for a reliable brand such as belkin and you should be just fine though.
    That's the best advice you'll get all week.

    Cheap electronic devices are not worth the money that wasn't spent on them. They sometimes may last, but rarely, and if they don't they usually go out in a blaze of glory or a haze of smoke and take your attached equipment with them. I've been in electronics for over 45 years and I know damned well that there's cheap electronics and there's good electronics, but cheap good electronics are rarer and harder to find than an honest politician or an innocent prisoner. They can be found, but not both in one lifetime.

    Compare a cut-rate chinese knock-off with the real thing and the difference inside is frightening, but from the outside it can be hard to pick, unless you accidentally sneeze on it, at which point it may give the game away by melting or falling apart.

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    Default Re: USB car chargers

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy T View Post
    Compare a cut-rate chinese knock-off with the real thing and the difference inside is frightening, but from the outside it can be hard to pick, unless you accidentally sneeze on it, at which point it may give the game away by melting or falling apart.
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    Get a decent brand from a reputable store. Don't ruin several hundred dollars worth of smartphone or such by trying to save money on a charger.
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