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walsie

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Charging? what accessories can i use?
« on: July 03, 2012, 01:08:03 AM »

i'm thinking of getting an eGo T with an eGo clearomizer. It will have the standard USB charger but what can I use in the car and from the mains?

I've got a car USB adapter that I use for my phone, just plugs into the cigarette lighter and has a USB port, i've also got a mains adapter with a USB port which I also use for my phone, can i use these? They are not specific to anything - just picked up a universal charging kit for a fiver.

Do I need to get specific adapters, do i need to be careful about output etc?

One mains adapter has these numbers on it:
input 100-240v ~50/60Hz 200mA
output 5.0v 700mA

the other one has these:
input 100-240v AC 50/60Hz
output DC 5.0v 1000mA +-5%

There's nothing written on my car adapter so i guess thats just an adapter and the eGo USB charger will draw whatever power it needs, right?

Just not sure about the mains adapters, I'm thinking that the eGo charger when plugged into either mains adapter will draw whatever power it needs also.

Can anyone advise

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diz

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Re: Charging? what accessories can i use?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2012, 01:30:27 AM »

I think you should have no trouble with any of those USB power packs.

The USB 2.0 standard allows for up to 500mA per device and I wouldn't think that your USB ecig charger controlling the charge rate to your batteries would consume more than 500mA from those 5v packs while charging.

Having said that, there are always some non-standard USB devices, so it may be worth making sure that the power packs don't get too hot during a charge cycle - just to make sure!
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Re: Re: Charging? what accessories can i use?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2012, 08:50:29 AM »

One mains adapter has these numbers on it:
input 100-240v ~50/60Hz 200mA
output 5.0v 700mA

the other one has these:
input 100-240v AC 50/60Hz
output DC 5.0v 1000mA
Both of them are better rated than the ones I use.
The ego will charge at about 420mA so not even near the limits of these chargers.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2012, 08:54:26 AM by I Shall Not Recant »
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walsie

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Re: Charging? what accessories can i use?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 10:08:18 AM »

smashing thanks

I was just worried that my adapters would be bushing to much power into the eGo but now I realise that the eGo charger will pull whatever power it needs so as long as my adapters will allow that power through them it will be fine.
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Re: Charging? what accessories can i use?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012, 04:42:50 PM »

This is a question that i wanted answered so thanks all
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