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  1. #1
    Xamalek
    Guest
    Hello,

    I have a Samsung A460 and I have the small Samsung SPH-N400 Sprint PCS
    Travel Charger.

    I recently purchased a 3rd party car charger from Belkin that I wanted to
    use, since it had the same Universal Connector as the Travel charger. As you
    all know chargers are EXPENSIVE, so these 3rd party chargers are attractive
    since they are cheaper.

    According to my trust digital multimeter, here are the specs:

    Samsung SPH-N400 Sprint PCS Travel Charger: 5V, 1.25A

    Belkin Cellphone Car Charger: 7V, 1.35A

    My question is: Will the Belkin hose my Samsung A460?

    My last cell phone was hosed with a 3rd party charger (some no-name mulit
    charger from an electronics store). The specs were different (same voltage
    much less current - 300mA). I was told that this no-name 3rd party charger
    DISCHARGED the cellphone battery and also damaged the phone (my old phone
    that is).

    How can a charger damage the battery? How does battery charging work, and
    what are the specs that must be met?

    Thanks!





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  2. #2
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: 3rd Party Charger Questions

    Third party car chargers are very inexpensive, about $9. Be sure
    to get one that specifically mentions your phone as compatible.
    I would never connect a charger to my cellphone that outputs more
    than the 5V specified by Samsung.

    --
    John Richards


    Xamalek wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > I have a Samsung A460 and I have the small Samsung SPH-N400 Sprint PCS
    > Travel Charger.
    >
    > I recently purchased a 3rd party car charger from Belkin that I wanted to
    > use, since it had the same Universal Connector as the Travel charger. As you
    > all know chargers are EXPENSIVE, so these 3rd party chargers are attractive
    > since they are cheaper.
    >
    > According to my trust digital multimeter, here are the specs:
    >
    > Samsung SPH-N400 Sprint PCS Travel Charger: 5V, 1.25A
    >
    > Belkin Cellphone Car Charger: 7V, 1.35A
    >
    > My question is: Will the Belkin hose my Samsung A460?
    >
    > My last cell phone was hosed with a 3rd party charger (some no-name mulit
    > charger from an electronics store). The specs were different (same voltage
    > much less current - 300mA). I was told that this no-name 3rd party charger
    > DISCHARGED the cellphone battery and also damaged the phone (my old phone
    > that is).
    >
    > How can a charger damage the battery? How does battery charging work, and
    > what are the specs that must be met?
    >
    > Thanks!






  3. #3
    Frank Harris
    Guest

    Re: 3rd Party Charger Questions

    www.samsungusa.com sells the genuine Samsung charger for $19.99. I
    don't think that's so "EXPENSIVE". And get 20% off for registering your
    phone, whatever that means.

    www.samsungusa.com | Mobile Phones | Accessory Store | SPH-A460
    Product ID: TAD077JBEB/STD

    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A620




  4. #4
    Xamalek
    Guest

    Re: 3rd Party Charger Questions

    Thanks ... when I go to the Sprint store or Radio Shack they have high
    prices there. Thanks for the tips ...


    "Frank Harris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > www.samsungusa.com sells the genuine Samsung charger for $19.99. I
    > don't think that's so "EXPENSIVE". And get 20% off for registering your
    > phone, whatever that means.
    >
    > www.samsungusa.com | Mobile Phones | Accessory Store | SPH-A460
    > Product ID: TAD077JBEB/STD
    >
    > --
    > Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A620
    >






  5. #5
    Xamalek
    Guest

    Re: 3rd Party Charger Questions

    Thanks for the tips.


    "John Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Third party car chargers are very inexpensive, about $9. Be sure
    > to get one that specifically mentions your phone as compatible.
    > I would never connect a charger to my cellphone that outputs more
    > than the 5V specified by Samsung.
    >
    > --
    > John Richards
    >
    >
    > Xamalek wrote:
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > I have a Samsung A460 and I have the small Samsung SPH-N400 Sprint PCS
    > > Travel Charger.
    > >
    > > I recently purchased a 3rd party car charger from Belkin that I wanted

    to
    > > use, since it had the same Universal Connector as the Travel charger. As

    you
    > > all know chargers are EXPENSIVE, so these 3rd party chargers are

    attractive
    > > since they are cheaper.
    > >
    > > According to my trust digital multimeter, here are the specs:
    > >
    > > Samsung SPH-N400 Sprint PCS Travel Charger: 5V, 1.25A
    > >
    > > Belkin Cellphone Car Charger: 7V, 1.35A
    > >
    > > My question is: Will the Belkin hose my Samsung A460?
    > >
    > > My last cell phone was hosed with a 3rd party charger (some no-name

    mulit
    > > charger from an electronics store). The specs were different (same

    voltage
    > > much less current - 300mA). I was told that this no-name 3rd party

    charger
    > > DISCHARGED the cellphone battery and also damaged the phone (my old

    phone
    > > that is).
    > >
    > > How can a charger damage the battery? How does battery charging work,

    and
    > > what are the specs that must be met?
    > >
    > > Thanks!

    >
    >






  6. #6

    Re: 3rd Party Charger Questions

    quoting:
    > Hello,
    >
    > I have a Samsung A460 and I have the small Samsung SPH-N400 Sprint

    PCS
    > Travel Charger.
    >
    > I recently purchased a 3rd party car charger from Belkin that I

    wanted to
    > use, since it had the same Universal Connector as the Travel charger.

    As you
    > all know chargers are EXPENSIVE, so these 3rd party chargers are

    attractive
    > since they are cheaper.
    >
    > According to my trust digital multimeter, here are the specs:
    >
    > Samsung SPH-N400 Sprint PCS Travel Charger: 5V, 1.25A
    >
    > Belkin Cellphone Car Charger: 7V, 1.35A
    >
    > My question is: Will the Belkin hose my Samsung A460?
    >
    > My last cell phone was hosed with a 3rd party charger (some no-name

    mulit
    > charger from an electronics store). The specs were different (same

    voltage
    > much less current - 300mA). I was told that this no-name 3rd party

    charger
    > DISCHARGED the cellphone battery and also damaged the phone (my old

    phone
    > that is).
    >
    > How can a charger damage the battery? How does battery charging work,

    and
    > what are the specs that must be met?
    >
    > Thanks!



    The majority of cell phones have the charging circuitry built into the
    phone itself. The "charger" is an ac adapter/power supply. In a way,
    this is better because voltage and current tolerances are pretty loose.
    You don't have to worry about the voltage being off one or two volts,
    or current being a little higher than the OEM one.

    How can a "charger" damage a cell phone? Well, if its just totally
    defective or wrong. Say if a phone "normally" takes 5v, and some
    crappy universal adapter was pumping 12v into your phone, then it could
    fry the charging circuitry, or worse the control circuitry in the
    battery. How about this - say if the current output of some "super
    fast" charger was causing the battery to charge too fast and overheated
    to battery.




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