Car charger for Playbook

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  1. olley

    olley Funster

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    Last week while the wife was shopping I sat in the car with the playbook plugged into a car usb charger, after about an hour I noticed that if anything the battery was flatter than when I started, I tried another one I had with the same result. Did a bit of googling for a high powered one and ordered an Anker 15w 3amps at 5v jobby, tried it and it seems to be the answer. :Smile:

    Reading the instructions, (which is unusual for me) it appears both Apple and Android phones know when you connect to a standard computer usb port, and restrict charging to 500ma, this charger claims to fool the device into thinking its on a proper charger so it charges at the full rate, and it appears to work the same on the playbook.

    Cost a whopping......................................£6.99 inc delivery. :BigGrin:

    [ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00A6NHSAG/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1[/ame]

    Ian
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I tried charging the Playbook from the usb socket of an in-car 130 watt laptop power supply, and it wouldn't charge ...

    This looks just the job.. duly ordered :thumb:
     
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