Discussion in 'Motorhome Accessories' started by Wombles, Dec 29, 2017.
But why wouldn't it charge in the van - current too low??
No reason it should not work in the van if on EHU. Problem occurs if running from battery and you do not use a sine wave inverter.
The reason that the toothbrush charger (and most other devices using similar technology) needs pure sine wave is because it includes low-tech wound components and not because of sensitive electronics. Modern more sensitive devices use switched-mode power supplies. These take whatever iffy mains that's presented to them, turn it into dc and store in a capacitor, then spit it out in dribbles as required by the device. They're pretty immune to any sort of inverter.
Ordered one. Thanks Wombles
Is that the same argument for Pod coffee machines like Tassimo, that don’t like Inverters except PSW?
Interested in one of these waiting for wombles trail results first
Most likely. They're probably devoid of any electronics but will almost certainly use a very simple mains motor to pump the water. It's the mains motor (or, if it's a low voltage motor, the transformer-based supply to it) that won't like non-sine wave inverters.
£1 for 3 in B&M last summer.
Mine has been used on Brauns and Phillips - they are good.
I've ordered one so will report back
Seeing more positive reviews on Facebook groups for this charger - not received ours yet - tracking shows it's in Hong Kong & should arrive 16 January -14 February! We aren't in a rush but they could do with a UK stockist.
By shipping on paper as individual items do they avoid import tax etc, which they would have to pay if sent in bulk to a supplier. Just a thought.
Thank you @Wombles I’ve bought one for £2-97 delivered very quickly from China and it works well so far.
That's good to hear & a great price - do you have a link?
Here’s the link @Wombles but it’s the usb charger only at that price as I paid 98p for the cable as well.
Thank you - the one we have ordered from has increased in price to £6.99 now!
@Jamwitt & anyone else who might be thinking of getting one of these or similar - our charger arrived yesterday & it works! It charged a toothbrush in an afternoon so about the same time as the Braun charger & the toothbrush stopped charging once fully charged just the same. It is a neat, lightweight unit & only concern would be how long the micro USB socket would last if constantly unplugging so will leave that attached.
The seller we bought from has increased the price to £6.99 & now no longer includes the USB cable so not now competitive. The link https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Electric-Toothbrush-Charger-Charg-Cradle-USB-For-Oral-B-D12-D20-D17-D18-D29-JS/253272174388?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&var=552411508601&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&clk_rvr_id=1417958191666&afsrc=1&rmvSB=true that @Neckender kindly added above is the best priced seller that we have found so far & there is the option of it in black plus an extra 5% off if buying 2 There is a tiny 1% Quidco cashback available too. We will be buying a couple more as ideal for travel & motorhome kits as less bulky than the Braun charger & can be used with phone charger cable & plug. The photo on this listing shows the charger has exactly the same markings as that which we bought so hopefully will work the same.
This is the type of budget but effective Braun electric toothbrush that we have used for years
Normally buy them when on offer so around £15-20 & come with a 2 year guarantee so we buy from Amazon so will get replaced if any problems. Cheap enough to have one in the motorhome &/or travel kit (hotel) with separate heads. Have tried more expensive versions but no noticeable difference in how well they clean.
Thanks I have just ordered one @Wombles
Got mine today. Trouble is I recharged my toothbrush on the mains recently so it'll be while before I can test the USB charger
I might try it on a USB power bank out of curiosity.
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