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TroyTempest
Posts: 367
Registered: ‎09-22-2012
My Device: Playbook 32

Re: in-car charger? Has the o/s been altered?

I am a little confused from the offset.

 

"I purchased one of these http://www.amazon.com/Incase-EC20037-Mini-Charger-iPhone/dp/B0061HBKO6/ref=pd_sim_sbs_cps_1 from the apple store.  It is 2.1a so it should have enough power, but the playbook shows no sign of connection."

 

You are in the UK like me yet you got the device from Amazon.com, and also you say from the Apple store. What adapter do you actually have?

 

I was referring to checking that the adapter actually gives out 4.5 volts, not to check the vehicle output.

 

The change to 2.1 regarding USB is to issue a warning message. You can still charge via USB it's just that if the current is too low such as 0.5A from a PC it gives a warning. I set off a music sync that took several hours (never again) yet the playbook charged from 50% to 100% from the PC USB despite the warning.

 

I just tried the BB cable with a Ring 1 amp cigarette lighter adapter from Wilkinsons that will charge most things. It will not charge the Playbook. The ipod charger will not charge it. The Nokon P300 USB charger will charge the Playbook.  No idea why some do and some don't. 

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rossjackson01
Posts: 152
Registered: ‎09-20-2012
My Device: Playbook 64gb (wifi)

Re: in-car charger? Has the o/s been altered?

Hello TroyTempest. I thank you for your interest and help and guidance to date.

 

The Nikon P300 USB charger appears to be a mains charger with a usb connection. My mains cahrger works correctly. However, I need a vehicle connection (12v lighter input) to use a Navigation programme in the Playbook whilst on the move. If I were to drive a long time the battery would run down. (I have a motorhome and wish to travel on the continent next year and would liket to get this system working).

 

I'm still trying

 

Regards

 

Ross

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rossjackson01
Posts: 152
Registered: ‎09-20-2012
My Device: Playbook 64gb (wifi)

Re: in-car charger? Has the o/s been altered?

Trawling through ebay.

 

TroyTempest

 

Do you think this one mught do the job?

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-1A-2-Port-USB-Car-Charger-Adapter-For-iPad-iPhone-Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-Pla...

 

Regards

 

Ross

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JSanders
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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: in-car charger?

Rossjackson, for the record mneon8's information is incorrect. Ignore it.




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JSanders
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Re: in-car charger?

And yes that eBay AC adapter would charge your Playbook.




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rossjackson01
Posts: 152
Registered: ‎09-20-2012
My Device: Playbook 64gb (wifi)

Re: in-car charger?

L Sanders. Good egg.  Thank you

 

Regards.

 

Ross

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londonpride
Posts: 115
Registered: ‎07-31-2012
My Device: Blackberry 9900

Re: in-car charger?

I have read most of the threads with regards to charging a PlayBook in a vehicle and I use a standard blackberry in car charger, the same one as I use to charge my BlackBerry 9900 mobile phone which I purchased from my local mobile phone shop for just under £20. It plugs into my cigarette / power point socket.

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TroyTempest
Posts: 367
Registered: ‎09-22-2012
My Device: Playbook 32

Re: in-car charger? Has the o/s been altered?


rossjackson01 wrote:

Trawling through ebay.

 

TroyTempest

 

Do you think this one mught do the job?

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-1A-2-Port-USB-Car-Charger-Adapter-For-iPad-iPhone-Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-Pla...

 

Regards

 

Ross


LOOKS like it should. Not a huge financial risk in trying it.

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rossjackson01
Posts: 152
Registered: ‎09-20-2012
My Device: Playbook 64gb (wifi)

Re: in-car charger? Has the o/s been altered?

Thanks to all for the informations. I will try the 3.1a unit. Will keep you informed.

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chaosdivine
Posts: 511
Registered: ‎09-16-2012
My Device: BB PlayBook (32 GB Wi-Fi OS 2.1.0.1314) and Torch 9810 (OS 7.1.0.746)

Re: in-car charger?


JSanders wrote:
Rossjackson, for the record mneon8's information is incorrect. Ignore it.

I second this. He's just raving on about something "he thinks" is correct but it's not. Don't get distracted by something completely untrue.