1. ultratiger89's Avatar
    I'm in an airport heading out of town, forgot my charger but have the USB cable. Just wondering if I'm gonna have to buy a new one at destination.
    01-26-09 03:07 PM
  2. xxfire's Avatar
    YEs, it will charge.. just slower is all...
    Last edited by xxfire; 01-26-09 at 03:09 PM.
    01-26-09 03:07 PM
  3. BlackBerryBob's Avatar
    I'm in an airport heading out of town, forgot my charger but have the USB cable. Just wondering if I'm gonna have to buy a new one at destination.
    They sell charger adapters too. Where you can plug in the USB into the adapter and plug the adapter into an AC outlet. Also, if you plan on using a laptop, some don't allow charging due to their power sources.
    01-26-09 03:09 PM
  4. ultratiger89's Avatar
    thanks, that's what I thought, and what I told my wife, but like to hear the confirmation from others.
    01-26-09 03:09 PM
  5. xxfire's Avatar
    They sell charger adapters too. Where you can plug in the USB into the adapter and plug the adapter into an AC outlet.
    I think he's trying to do it with his usb alone, so he doesn't need to find any other equipment anywhere else...

    Just takes longer to charge off USB...
    01-26-09 03:11 PM
  6. BlackBerryBob's Avatar
    I think he's trying to do it with his usb alone, so he doesn't need to find any other equipment anywhere else...

    Just takes longer to charge off USB...
    He didn't mention if he was going to use a desktop at his destination and I didn't know if he planned on taking a laptop. Some do not allow USB charging even when plugged into an AC outlet.
    01-26-09 03:13 PM
  7. xxfire's Avatar
    He didn't mention if he was going to use a desktop at his destination and I didn't know if he planned on taking a laptop. Some do not allow USB charging even when plugged into an AC outlet.
    Just curious now.. some what don't all USB charging even when plugged into a AC outlet...?
    01-26-09 03:15 PM
  8. ultratiger89's Avatar
    I have a laptop. In Houston, heading for Pittsburgh, would really hate to have to go out in that 20 degree weather!
    01-26-09 03:15 PM
  9. Giznad's Avatar
    as long as you have a PC to plug your USS into, you should be fine. thats how i charge mine all the time.
    01-26-09 03:16 PM
  10. BlackBerryBob's Avatar
    Just curious now.. some what don't all USB charging even when plugged into a AC outlet...?
    ...Laptop's
    01-26-09 03:17 PM
  11. xxfire's Avatar
    ...Laptop's
    If the USB port doesn't have enough power.. your right...
    But most "modern" laptops will have enough juice to charge...
    01-26-09 03:18 PM
  12. BlackBerryBob's Avatar
    If the USB port doesn't have enough power.. your right...
    But most "modern" laptops will have enough juice to charge...
    Sorry for getting off topic OP.

    Some laptops disable this feature so the power source dosen't overheat. I believe docking stations are an exception.
    01-26-09 03:21 PM
  13. bigslam123's Avatar
    It will charge but it usually takes twice as long. This is due to the fact that when charging through a USB port it trickle charges. This is because a USB port can't supply as much power as an elictrical socket. This also keeps the USB port from burning out.
    01-26-09 03:24 PM
  14. ultratiger89's Avatar
    guess I'll find out for sure tomorrow morning. batt is at 85%, and turned off. I'll let ya'll know if it works. also, don't see what diff a docking station would make, the power source is the same as using the cord.
    01-26-09 03:25 PM
  15. BlackBerryBob's Avatar
    guess I'll find out for sure tomorrow morning. batt is at 85%, and turned off. I'll let ya'll know if it works. also, don't see what diff a docking station would make, the power source is the same as using the cord.
    My docking station has it's own power source. Good luck...
    01-26-09 03:27 PM
  16. weathering_the_storm's Avatar
    Yes, it will charge via the USB.
    01-26-09 03:29 PM
  17. xxfire's Avatar
    Sorry for getting off topic OP.

    Some laptops disable this feature so the power source dosen't overheat. I believe docking stations are an exception.
    Ya sorry for OT...
    of the 5 laptop here... macs and Dell.s and a Sony... All are charging off the USB's... Got me all curious now on what laptops disable this... From a IT guys point of view for future tech. Ref.
    01-26-09 03:29 PM
  18. ultratiger89's Avatar
    My docking station has it's own power source. Good luck...
    yes but the power source is the same as the cord. It's a transformer and rectifier to convert to a DC voltage.mine says @ 4.625 amps
    01-26-09 03:34 PM
  19. ultratiger89's Avatar
    confirmed, at the hotel, charging for an hour, went from 50 to 75%. have a Dell laptop
    01-26-09 11:31 PM
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