problem trying to charge my 9810 in the car
Hi there, I've looked at the other threads that are similar to this one. I can't charge my 9810 in my car, I get a message telling me that there wasn't enough power. I am using a Griffin PowerJolt Dual Universal USB adapter (which according to the crackberry store is compatable with the 9810), using my USB charging cord that came with my phone.
The reason I'm putting this up there again, is because the other threads talk about amp's (I think) and my car outlet only says 12V 120W on it. Does anyone know if this is enough power? I just need to figure out if the problem is with the power source, the adapter, the cord or the phone. I had no problems charging anything else with the adapter.
Any help would be appreciated.
- CrackBerry Abuser
08-21-2011, 01:12 PM #2
- 230 Posts
The rating comes from the adapter, not your car. Amazon says each port will output 5 V at 1.0 A, which is more than enough.
Are you plugging it in with the engine on? I find I can't charge my BlackBerry in the car with the engine off because the input voltage is not high enough.
- CrackBerry Newbie
08-25-2011, 10:42 PM #6
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I have experienced the same problem. However, it is very erratic. In my 2003 a4 cabriolet, the original iGrip cradle and the Griffin two port USB worked fine with my 9800. With the 9810, no dice. I changed the two port with a 1 port rapid charger. No dice. If I use an iGo car charger, it always works. Next I tried a whole slew of cables - both microUSB and miniUSB with an adapter. Only ONE cabe - a miniUSB cable + adapter combination - works ALL THE TIME. NONE of the other cables work - including the microUSB cable that came with the 9810.
In my Toyota Highlander, the exact same iGrip cradle set-up continues to work without flaw, regardless of what USB unit is in the cigarette lighter. But again some of the other cable combos don't work at all.
Next I brought everything inside the house and used the USB unit and cables with an Enercell AC to car cigarette ligher adapter plugged into a wall (it puts out 1000mA at 13.8V). Same symptoms as above!
Here's the kicker: ALL the cable combinations work fine with my PC, laptop and the regular AC wall charger units!
It COULD be that there's a bug in the BBOS7 software that detects the input on the USB port.
Last edited by atalukdar; 08-25-2011 at 10:45 PM.
- 08-26-2011, 12:27 AM #7
I used a charger in my car today and it worked fine. I need to look at what brand it is and I could tell you
I have a Rocketfish charger and it works fine. Has worked on both Torches I have owned.
Last edited by soapfan9900; 08-26-2011 at 12:29 AM. Reason: added on charger brand
- 08-26-2011, 05:47 AM #8
I have always used OEM car chargers as I believe that some devices are better off with OEM. It is a personal preference to be sure. Non-OEM brands have to be made for a variety of devices and in some cases might not work as well as the OEM one.
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- 08-26-2011, 06:14 AM #9
I actually use a Motorola branded car charger - has a big honkin' plug and has a blue light when using. No issues with any device that accepts the plug."In God we trust....all others we investigate".
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