USB Charger For Braun Electric Toothbrushes £4.08

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  1. Viennese

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    But why wouldn't it charge in the van - current too low??
     
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  2. Camdoon

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Ordered one. Thanks Wombles (y)

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    Is that the same argument for Pod coffee machines like Tassimo, that don’t like Inverters except PSW?
     
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    Interested in one of these waiting for wombles trail results first :xgrin:
     
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    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.
     
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    £1 for 3 in B&M last summer.:xThumb:
     
  9. Camdoon

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    Mine has been used on Brauns and Phillips - they are good. :)
     
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    I've ordered one so will report back :)
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Thank you @Wombles I’ve bought one for £2-97 delivered very quickly from China and it works well so far.

    John.
     
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    That's good to hear & a great price - do you have a link?
     
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    @Jamwitt & anyone else who might be thinking of getting one of these or similar - our charger arrived yesterday & it works! (y) 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.

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    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.

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  18. Wombles

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    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.
     
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  19. Jamwitt

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    Thanks I have just ordered one @Wombles
     
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    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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