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  1. #1
    Freewheeling
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    I just purchased a used Nokia 5160i and noticed that it uses either a 3.6V
    NiMH or Li-ion battery. The charger supplied with the unit is, apparently,
    not the charger that Nokia recommends, although I've used it a couple of
    times. I see that there are several chargers recommended for this unit, and
    wonder if the charger for my Kyocera 6035 Smartphone, which also uses a 3.6V
    Li-ion battery, will work OK for the Nokia. The advantage is probably
    faster charging time, and the fact that I already have a car charger for the
    Smartphone. The polarities seem to be the same, and the Kyocera charger is
    a "rapid travel charger" so works with a broader range of input voltages.
    Output voltage for the Kyocera charger is 4.2V at 1.0A while output voltage
    for the charger supplied (which is actually for a massager) is 2.8V at
    320mA.

    Is the Kyocera charger compatible? Can I use it with the Nokia? Can I used
    the car charger as well, if it has a comparable output? What are the
    limits?

    Thanks in advance.



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  2. #2
    Joseph
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    Re: which charger?

    On Sat, 10 Apr 2004 17:19:26 GMT, "Freewheeling"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Is the Kyocera charger compatible? Can I use it with the Nokia? Can I used
    >the car charger as well, if it has a comparable output? What are the
    >limits?


    The "standard" Nokia charger ACP-7U is 3.7 volts though some units
    can use the ACP-12U rapid charger that charges at 5.7 volts. I was
    under the impression that Kyocera used a different input probe for the
    phone than Nokia. Nokia uses a "standard" low voltage socket while
    other manufacturers use different sockets/contacts.

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  3. #3
    Freewheeling
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    Re: which charger?

    Josheph:

    The plug/connector does seem a bit "wiggly," but it works. The device
    starts charging when its connected. That's not too suprising since both
    batteries are 3.6V, but I'm mainly concerned about the difference between
    NiMH and Li-ion. What's the amperage rating on the Rapid Charger?

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    "Joseph" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Sat, 10 Apr 2004 17:19:26 GMT, "Freewheeling"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Is the Kyocera charger compatible? Can I use it with the Nokia? Can I

    used
    > >the car charger as well, if it has a comparable output? What are the
    > >limits?

    >
    > The "standard" Nokia charger ACP-7U is 3.7 volts though some units
    > can use the ACP-12U rapid charger that charges at 5.7 volts. I was
    > under the impression that Kyocera used a different input probe for the
    > phone than Nokia. Nokia uses a "standard" low voltage socket while
    > other manufacturers use different sockets/contacts.
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  4. #4
    Joseph
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    Re: which charger?

    On Sun, 11 Apr 2004 07:42:28 GMT, "Freewheeling"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >What's the amperage rating on the Rapid Charger?


    800 mA

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  5. #5
    Freewheeling
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    Re: which charger?

    Some rather odd behavior. When I plug in the Kyocera charger the charging
    indicator on the Nokia scrolls, so I assumed it was charging. I let it
    scroll for about six hours, but when I checked no charge had been built up
    at all. Then I plugged in the jury-rigged charger that came with the used
    device, and even though the charging indicator never scrolled, the battery
    charged to full capacity.

    So I'm wondering why I'd get a charging indicator but no charge with one
    charger, and no indicated but a charge with the other? Could it be a matter
    of the connector? Neither connector is really "just right" in terms of fit.
    The Kyocera fits very loosely, with lots of "wiggle." The jury-rigged
    charger fits so tightly it's hard to even push in.

    And ideas?


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    > On Sun, 11 Apr 2004 07:42:28 GMT, "Freewheeling"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
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    > >What's the amperage rating on the Rapid Charger?

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    > 800 mA
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