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  1. #1
    RAK
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    I have 3 Nokias - 6800, 3210e and an antique 6150.
    Each has a different charger with different output volts and amps (the 6800
    and 6150 are very similar).
    Each charger/phone uses the same plug type into the phone.

    Sometimes I have used the wrong charger on a phone and it seemed to work OK.

    Also I have noticed mobile phone chaging stations in airports etc. and they
    offer just one outlet for any Nokia phone, i.e. they seem to use the same
    volts/amps for all Nokias.

    Does it really matter which charger I use for these phones? I ask because I
    have lost the charger for the 3210 and prefer to use one of the others to
    buying a new one (of course!).

    And I wonder whay Nokia don't simply use a standard voltage charger for all
    their phones, rather than have to stock and sell so many different ones....







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  2. #2
    CGA
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    Re: Nokia chargers - does it matter which one I use?

    I don't know if it does any damage to the battery but i always use and old
    charger i got with my Nokia5110 to charge my 7650 & 7210 because it takes
    longer but gives a better charge (ie longer battery life between charges)
    than the new rapid chargers that came supplied with the phones. But i don't
    know what effect using a new charger on an older phone would have.

    "RAK" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I have 3 Nokias - 6800, 3210e and an antique 6150.
    > Each has a different charger with different output volts and amps (the

    6800
    > and 6150 are very similar).
    > Each charger/phone uses the same plug type into the phone.
    >
    > Sometimes I have used the wrong charger on a phone and it seemed to work

    OK.
    >
    > Also I have noticed mobile phone chaging stations in airports etc. and

    they
    > offer just one outlet for any Nokia phone, i.e. they seem to use the same
    > volts/amps for all Nokias.
    >
    > Does it really matter which charger I use for these phones? I ask because

    I
    > have lost the charger for the 3210 and prefer to use one of the others to
    > buying a new one (of course!).
    >
    > And I wonder whay Nokia don't simply use a standard voltage charger for

    all
    > their phones, rather than have to stock and sell so many different

    ones....
    >
    >
    >
    >






  3. #3
    Martin Crosbie
    Guest

    Re: Nokia chargers - does it matter which one I use?


    "RAK" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I have 3 Nokias - 6800, 3210e and an antique 6150.
    > Each has a different charger with different output volts and amps (the

    6800
    > and 6150 are very similar).
    > Each charger/phone uses the same plug type into the phone.
    >
    > Sometimes I have used the wrong charger on a phone and it seemed to work

    OK.
    >
    > Also I have noticed mobile phone chaging stations in airports etc. and

    they
    > offer just one outlet for any Nokia phone, i.e. they seem to use the same
    > volts/amps for all Nokias.
    >
    > Does it really matter which charger I use for these phones? I ask because

    I
    > have lost the charger for the 3210 and prefer to use one of the others to
    > buying a new one (of course!).
    >
    > And I wonder whay Nokia don't simply use a standard voltage charger for

    all
    > their phones, rather than have to stock and sell so many different

    ones....

    they do have a standard charger, the variations are all in the form of rapid
    and travel charger variants. all nokia phone use the same charger, with the
    exception being that some older nokias don't like the rapid chargers, you
    can't do any damage using a wrong one, and the phone will tell you if it
    doesn't work - "not charging" message. It can also refresh some batteries
    by using a standard charger (ACP-7) in place of a rapid charger (ACP-8/9/12)
    occasionally.

    Martin Crosbie





  4. #4
    jellyguy13
    Guest

    Re: Nokia chargers - does it matter which one I use?

    My phone displays "NOT CHARGING" (I am almost certain it's damaged).
    What can I do to make it charge using its normal charger again? I
    have an ACP-7 and an ACP-8 at my disposal. Thanks!

    JG

    "Martin Crosbie" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > they do have a standard charger, the variations are all in the form of rapid
    > and travel charger variants. all nokia phone use the same charger, with the
    > exception being that some older nokias don't like the rapid chargers, you
    > can't do any damage using a wrong one, and the phone will tell you if it
    > doesn't work - "not charging" message. It can also refresh some batteries
    > by using a standard charger (ACP-7) in place of a rapid charger (ACP-8/9/12)
    > occasionally.
    >
    > Martin Crosbie




  5. #5
    RAK
    Guest

    Re: Nokia chargers - does it matter which one I use?


    "Martin Crosbie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "RAK" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I have 3 Nokias - 6800, 3210e and an antique 6150.
    > > Each has a different charger with different output volts and amps (the

    > 6800
    > > and 6150 are very similar).
    > > Each charger/phone uses the same plug type into the phone.
    > >
    > > Sometimes I have used the wrong charger on a phone and it seemed to work

    > OK.
    > >
    > > Also I have noticed mobile phone chaging stations in airports etc. and

    > they
    > > offer just one outlet for any Nokia phone, i.e. they seem to use the

    same
    > > volts/amps for all Nokias.
    > >
    > > Does it really matter which charger I use for these phones? I ask

    because
    > I
    > > have lost the charger for the 3210 and prefer to use one of the others

    to
    > > buying a new one (of course!).
    > >
    > > And I wonder whay Nokia don't simply use a standard voltage charger for

    > all
    > > their phones, rather than have to stock and sell so many different

    > ones....
    >
    > they do have a standard charger, the variations are all in the form of

    rapid
    > and travel charger variants. all nokia phone use the same charger, with

    the
    > exception being that some older nokias don't like the rapid chargers, you
    > can't do any damage using a wrong one, and the phone will tell you if it
    > doesn't work - "not charging" message. It can also refresh some batteries
    > by using a standard charger (ACP-7) in place of a rapid charger

    (ACP-8/9/12)
    > occasionally.
    >
    > Martin Crosbie
    >

    Thanks. Finally I did the obvious and looked on the Nokia website where
    http://www.nokia.com/nokia/0,5184,5996,00.html confirms that most modern
    Nokias can use the same chargers.
    My old 6150 is not listed but its charger is anyway almost the same spec as
    the new 6800.
    I still wonder why the lost 3210e charger had a much different voltage
    (about 3.5 I think, instead of 6 and 7 on the other 2) as well as amperage,
    but it all seems to work somehow.


    Roger








  6. #6
    Adam
    Guest

    Re: Nokia chargers - does it matter which one I use?

    On Sat, 01 Nov 2003 11:42:51 +0700, RAK wrote:

    > My old 6150 is not listed but its charger is anyway almost the same spec as
    > the new 6800.
    > I still wonder why the lost 3210e charger had a much different voltage
    > (about 3.5 I think, instead of 6 and 7 on the other 2) as well as amperage,
    > but it all seems to work somehow.


    The 6150 came with the same charger as the 3210 I think, 3.3v something or
    other (more cube like plug than the modern ones )



  7. #7
    tuned by RZO
    Guest

    Re: Nokia chargers - does it matter which one I use?

    "jellyguy13" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    | My phone displays "NOT CHARGING" (I am almost certain it's damaged).
    | What can I do to make it charge using its normal charger again? I
    | have an ACP-7 and an ACP-8 at my disposal. Thanks!
    |
    | JG
    |
    | "Martin Crosbie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:<[email protected]>...
    | > they do have a standard charger, the variations are all in the form of
    rapid
    | > and travel charger variants. all nokia phone use the same charger, with
    the
    | > exception being that some older nokias don't like the rapid chargers,
    you
    | > can't do any damage using a wrong one, and the phone will tell you if it
    | > doesn't work - "not charging" message. It can also refresh some
    batteries
    | > by using a standard charger (ACP-7) in place of a rapid charger
    (ACP-8/9/12)
    | > occasionally.
    | >
    | > Martin Crosbie

    try buyinh/swapping off a ACP7 from a friend. one of those works great for
    almost all nokias.





  8. #8
    RAK
    Guest

    Re: Nokia chargers - does it matter which one I use?

    Thanks for the advice guys!


    "tuned by RZO" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "jellyguy13" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > | My phone displays "NOT CHARGING" (I am almost certain it's damaged).
    > | What can I do to make it charge using its normal charger again? I
    > | have an ACP-7 and an ACP-8 at my disposal. Thanks!
    > |
    > | JG
    > |
    > | "Martin Crosbie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:<[email protected]>...
    > | > they do have a standard charger, the variations are all in the form of
    > rapid
    > | > and travel charger variants. all nokia phone use the same charger,

    with
    > the
    > | > exception being that some older nokias don't like the rapid chargers,
    > you
    > | > can't do any damage using a wrong one, and the phone will tell you if

    it
    > | > doesn't work - "not charging" message. It can also refresh some
    > batteries
    > | > by using a standard charger (ACP-7) in place of a rapid charger
    > (ACP-8/9/12)
    > | > occasionally.
    > | >
    > | > Martin Crosbie
    >
    > try buyinh/swapping off a ACP7 from a friend. one of those works great for
    > almost all nokias.
    >
    >






  9. #9
    Mike S.
    Guest

    Re: Nokia chargers - does it matter which one I use?


    In article <[email protected]>,
    Martin Crosbie <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >"RAK" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> I have 3 Nokias - 6800, 3210e and an antique 6150.
    >> Each has a different charger with different output volts and amps (the

    >6800
    >> and 6150 are very similar).
    >> Each charger/phone uses the same plug type into the phone.
    >>
    >> Sometimes I have used the wrong charger on a phone and it seemed to work

    >OK.
    >>
    >> Also I have noticed mobile phone chaging stations in airports etc. and

    >they
    >> offer just one outlet for any Nokia phone, i.e. they seem to use the same
    >> volts/amps for all Nokias.
    >>
    >> Does it really matter which charger I use for these phones? I ask because

    >I
    >> have lost the charger for the 3210 and prefer to use one of the others to
    >> buying a new one (of course!).
    >>
    >> And I wonder whay Nokia don't simply use a standard voltage charger for

    >all
    >> their phones, rather than have to stock and sell so many different

    >ones....
    >
    >they do have a standard charger, the variations are all in the form of rapid
    >and travel charger variants. all nokia phone use the same charger, with the
    >exception being that some older nokias don't like the rapid chargers, you
    >can't do any damage using a wrong one, and the phone will tell you if it
    >doesn't work - "not charging" message. It can also refresh some batteries
    >by using a standard charger (ACP-7) in place of a rapid charger (ACP-8/9/12)
    >occasionally.


    Some chargers sold for Nokia phones have an extra ring on the barrel of
    the coaxial power plug. It's almost as though they're designed for 2
    different types of phones, which have the ground connection at different
    levels of the plug. Which is which, and what is the difference?






  10. #10
    tuned by RZO
    Guest

    Re: Nokia chargers - does it matter which one I use?

    "Mike S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    |
    | In article <[email protected]>,
    | Martin Crosbie <[email protected]> wrote:
    | >
    | >"RAK" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    | >news:[email protected]
    | >> I have 3 Nokias - 6800, 3210e and an antique 6150.
    | >> Each has a different charger with different output volts and amps (the
    | >6800
    | >> and 6150 are very similar).
    | >> Each charger/phone uses the same plug type into the phone.
    | >>
    | >> Sometimes I have used the wrong charger on a phone and it seemed to
    work
    | >OK.
    | >>
    | >> Also I have noticed mobile phone chaging stations in airports etc. and
    | >they
    | >> offer just one outlet for any Nokia phone, i.e. they seem to use the
    same
    | >> volts/amps for all Nokias.
    | >>
    | >> Does it really matter which charger I use for these phones? I ask
    because
    | >I
    | >> have lost the charger for the 3210 and prefer to use one of the others
    to
    | >> buying a new one (of course!).
    | >>
    | >> And I wonder whay Nokia don't simply use a standard voltage charger for
    | >all
    | >> their phones, rather than have to stock and sell so many different
    | >ones....
    | >
    | >they do have a standard charger, the variations are all in the form of
    rapid
    | >and travel charger variants. all nokia phone use the same charger, with
    the
    | >exception being that some older nokias don't like the rapid chargers, you
    | >can't do any damage using a wrong one, and the phone will tell you if it
    | >doesn't work - "not charging" message. It can also refresh some
    batteries
    | >by using a standard charger (ACP-7) in place of a rapid charger
    (ACP-8/9/12)
    | >occasionally.
    |
    | Some chargers sold for Nokia phones have an extra ring on the barrel of
    | the coaxial power plug. It's almost as though they're designed for 2
    | different types of phones, which have the ground connection at different
    | levels of the plug. Which is which, and what is the difference?
    |
    |
    |

    IIRC, its to make sure DCT3 chargers dont get plugged into DCT2 handsets and
    vice versa..imagine what pure 12V DC would do to a DCT3 3310...heh heh





  11. #11
    Mike S.
    Guest

    Re: Nokia chargers - does it matter which one I use?


    In article <[email protected]>,
    tuned by RZO <[email protected]> wrote:
    >"Mike S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >| Some chargers sold for Nokia phones have an extra ring on the barrel of
    >| the coaxial power plug. It's almost as though they're designed for 2
    >| different types of phones, which have the ground connection at different
    >| levels of the plug. Which is which, and what is the difference?
    >|
    >|
    >|
    >
    >IIRC, its to make sure DCT3 chargers dont get plugged into DCT2 handsets and
    >vice versa..imagine what pure 12V DC would do to a DCT3 3310...heh heh



    Between which two of the three contacts (tip, top ring, bottom ring) on
    this combined plug is 12VDC supposed to be present at?






  12. #12
    Martin Crosbie
    Guest

    Re: Nokia chargers - does it matter which one I use?


    "tuned by RZO" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Mike S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > |
    > | In article <[email protected]>,
    > | Martin Crosbie <[email protected]> wrote:
    > | >
    > | >"RAK" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > | >news:[email protected]
    > | >> I have 3 Nokias - 6800, 3210e and an antique 6150.
    > | >> Each has a different charger with different output volts and amps

    (the
    > | >6800
    > | >> and 6150 are very similar).
    > | >> Each charger/phone uses the same plug type into the phone.
    > | >>
    > | >> Sometimes I have used the wrong charger on a phone and it seemed to
    > work
    > | >OK.
    > | >>
    > | >> Also I have noticed mobile phone chaging stations in airports etc.

    and
    > | >they
    > | >> offer just one outlet for any Nokia phone, i.e. they seem to use the
    > same
    > | >> volts/amps for all Nokias.
    > | >>
    > | >> Does it really matter which charger I use for these phones? I ask
    > because
    > | >I
    > | >> have lost the charger for the 3210 and prefer to use one of the

    others
    > to
    > | >> buying a new one (of course!).
    > | >>
    > | >> And I wonder whay Nokia don't simply use a standard voltage charger

    for
    > | >all
    > | >> their phones, rather than have to stock and sell so many different
    > | >ones....
    > | >
    > | >they do have a standard charger, the variations are all in the form of
    > rapid
    > | >and travel charger variants. all nokia phone use the same charger, with
    > the
    > | >exception being that some older nokias don't like the rapid chargers,

    you
    > | >can't do any damage using a wrong one, and the phone will tell you if

    it
    > | >doesn't work - "not charging" message. It can also refresh some
    > batteries
    > | >by using a standard charger (ACP-7) in place of a rapid charger
    > (ACP-8/9/12)
    > | >occasionally.
    > |
    > | Some chargers sold for Nokia phones have an extra ring on the barrel of
    > | the coaxial power plug. It's almost as though they're designed for 2
    > | different types of phones, which have the ground connection at different
    > | levels of the plug. Which is which, and what is the difference?
    > |
    > |
    > |
    >
    > IIRC, its to make sure DCT3 chargers dont get plugged into DCT2 handsets

    and
    > vice versa..imagine what pure 12V DC would do to a DCT3 3310...heh heh


    I dream of that every night :-)





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