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Old 05-23-2010, 11:33 AM
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Default Which charger should I use?

I'm looking for USB chargers for my zHD; one for the mains socket (UK) for an upcoming holiday, and one for a 12V car socket... thing is, there are a fair range of them, with varying currents and other specs, and I'm wondering how I can be sure that the charger will work, but more importantly, not damage my Zune?

Examples:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/LUPO-1000mA-...4631911&sr=8-2


http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=274029


(PS. With the car charger, the socket in my car is very poorly placed (between the handbrake and gearstick), so the smaller the charger, the better.)
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:06 PM
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I've had the best luck with cheap 3rd party ones from ebay. I'm sure that's not the best choice, but it is cheap, and works.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:13 AM
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To be a standards compliant USB charger, the output of the charger should be 5V at up to 500mA.
Now, having said that, the MS USB chargers for Zunes output 5V at up to 1A. So, you are safe up to that limit...but use that charger only for USB devices that you know can handle a full amp...
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:34 AM
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To be a standards compliant USB charger, the output of the charger should be 5V at up to 500mA.
Now, having said that, the MS USB chargers for Zunes output 5V at up to 1A. So, you are safe up to that limit...but use that charger only for USB devices that you know can handle a full amp...
I suppose that was my main point really; I can't seem to find anything officially stating the current limit when charging, and am obviously then concerned about damaging the battery/device...

Edit: Alright, I've ordered a 1000mA charger - I'll post back and confirm if it works fine!

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