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Are all Mini-USB Chargers Compatible?


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#1 bigalexe

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 12:32 PM

This is a question regarding Mini-USB in reference to cell phones, GPS Devices, and pretty much anything with this jack.

If I have a regular wall charger (110vac) or car charger (12vdc) for one of my Mini-USB Devices, can I use that same charger for ALL devices that accept a charger in that port? I'm asking because I have a car charger for my Garmin GPS that uses Mini-USB and also have a Wall Charger for my Motorola RazrV3 Cell phone, in addition my mom's Blackjack has a Mini-USB plug. Do I need to make sure I use the right charger for the right device or is everything interchangeable?

Please note I am referring ONLY to battery charging via an outlet in either a household wall or a car cigarette lighter, I am not referring to using the protocol for linking to a computer because that's a matter of software.
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 01:25 PM

As for charging your battery, the only device you'll have to worry about is the Razor. I've seen too many cases where you need an actual Motorola Razor charger vs. a standard mini-usb charger. So, if your going out of town with that V3, bring your charger!

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 02:22 PM

Awesome thanks, I was hoping I could use the car cable from the GPS to charge my phone but now I gotta buy one anyway. I crunched the connector in my glovebox hinge and busted it. I guess I'm buying another head for my iGo.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 03:16 AM

Not all of them are the same. They may look the same,in size, but actually their not. I've got my motorola Razr, i saw a usb charger from my friend so i didn't bring mine. When i borrowed her's. It fitted well into my phone, but it's not charging!

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