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Apple Lightning Charger cable that won't wear out in a few weeks?

When I got my iPhone, it came with a Lightning charger cable that went almost a year before I had to hold it at a certain angle in order to keep my iPhone charging. I have bought various replacements on eBay that appeared to be genuine, but got the same problem MUCH quicker with these. Is there anywhere I can get an actual genuine cable that will last, without paying a fortune? [more inside]
posted by Slinga on Aug 22, 2016 - 23 answers

Where in Toronto...

...can I buy the following cheap but essential things in person: 1) a dual usb port wall charger 2) fox run orange peeler. I don't want to pay shipping for things that cost so little, but I can't seem to find them in the stores in Toronto. [more inside]
posted by redwaterman on Mar 6, 2016 - 8 answers

Need to ID and replace a battery charger

What type of charger is this and where can I buy a replacement? It's for a Ni-MH battery (DC1.2V / 2000mAH) that comes with this now-discontinued Brio toy train.
posted by ryanshepard on Feb 18, 2015 - 6 answers

Guilty as (Not) Charged

My iPhone won't charge. Is this fixable, or do I need to buy a replacement? [more inside]
posted by Parasite Unseen on Feb 17, 2015 - 16 answers

Remedial electronic engineering filter: how does USB charging work?

I'm trying to set up several micro USB charging stations in my house and car, and I'm realizing that I retain very little from 9th-grade Intro To Electronics. Set me straight on how current works? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Jan 28, 2015 - 7 answers

Slept on my iPhone cord.

Woke up this morning, to find that I slept on my plugged-in iPhone wall charger for at least part of the night. My phone was not being charged at the time, so it was just the cord hanging out in my bed. What the hell? Was I mildly shocking myself all night in a way that I should worry about? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2014 - 14 answers

Electricians of AskMe: Help, my desk keeps shocking me!

A few months ago I moved into a new apartment, and decided to get one of these industrial shelving units - something like this to use as a desk/bookshelf/musical gear shelf. Everything works great, except when I plug my macbook into its charger and start typing. If my hands are on the aluminum body of the macbook and my wrists brush up against the metal frame of the shelving unit, I get a sharp shock, nothing too bad, but painful and annoying. [more inside]
posted by taromsn on Nov 30, 2014 - 6 answers

What makes the optimal wall charger for the Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen.)?

I have recently obtained a Moto G (2nd Gen.) and it comes without a wall charger, while Motorola’s support gleefully mentions (archive.today) it ‘is best to use the Motorola charger that came with your phone.’ What output does a USB power adapter need to give to charge the phone quickest and cleanest? [more inside]
posted by Martijn on Oct 20, 2014 - 8 answers

Advice on installing a USB wall outlet

I am thinking about putting in a new outlet with some built in USB chargers where I usually charge my devices. Is this a good idea? Also, I have heard there is a huge difference in quality in these things but I have no idea how to figure out what to get. Anybody have any advice?
posted by Foam Pants on Sep 2, 2014 - 11 answers

Can I Interchange Charging Methods with USB Cables?

Can I use my phone's USB charger/wall plug to charge my sports camera? Or, what do I need to know in order to figure it out myself? (Details within.) [more inside]
posted by TinWhistle on Jul 23, 2014 - 4 answers

NiMH Battery Chargers that work

I have a good mix of AAA, AA, C, D & 9V rechargeable batteries. Are the mindblowingly-expensive Powerex chargers the only game in town for getting a decent charge, or are there other options? [more inside]
posted by scruss on Feb 15, 2014 - 14 answers

You remind me of the babe.

Or what do I have to look for on a portable generator to recharge my camera and tablet. [more inside]
posted by Fermin on Feb 11, 2014 - 11 answers

Grounding plug for laptop charger came out, how to charge my laptop?

I was using a replacement adapter with my laptop, but the grounding plug came out of the adapter and was stuck in a wall socket tonight. Is it safe to use this adapter for a few days while I wait for a new replacement adapter, or should wait to charge my laptop util the adapter comes? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 5, 2013 - 8 answers

Clever solutions to sharing EV chargers in the workplace?

My workplace is experiencing a surge in electric car ownership, which is awesome. The company has put in four EV charging stations, which have been swamped by the increased demand. Are there any clever suggestions or ideas for how to share the available stations efficiently? [more inside]
posted by handful of rain on Oct 14, 2013 - 17 answers

Pros and Cons of leaving a multi-port USB wall charger plugged in?

We use a multi-port USB wall charger to charge our various devices. I'm looking for information evaluating the pros and cons of leaving said charger plugged in with associated USB cables, versus unplugging the unit from the wall when not in use. Specifically I'm looking for info on the following:
  • any known power drain of leaving it plugged in but not charging any devices (significant? insignificant?)
  • risks (or conversely no risk) of fire from leaving them plugged in when not charging devices
We're trying to find the safest and most convenient configuration, and we're looking for some objective knowledge - please, no unsupported opinions "well, it should be fine" or "I wouldn't do it." We're really looking for known facts to help us make the decision.
posted by canine epigram on Sep 5, 2013 - 9 answers

Did my mom just get scammed?

A strange man approached my mom at work tonight claiming to be from Verizon, asked for her by name, and insisted she take a backup battery charger from him. (Full story with additional weird details below the fold.) This is surely some sort of scam, but how? Have you heard of this happening to anyone else? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Aug 16, 2013 - 39 answers

I have a Gyrowheel to help teach my son to ride bike. I need a charger.

Several years ago, I bought a Gyrowheel to help teach my older son to ride a bike. Now I would like to use it to help my younger son to ride, but the charger was lost after a move. Help me find one that will work. [more inside]
posted by procrastination on Aug 1, 2013 - 12 answers

green geek gift

As a gift, I am looking for an "off-the-grid" charger thingy. I have read a bunch of posts and reviews on these things, but I'm a little in the weeds. Plus, it seems like this stuff is developing and changing rather quickly. Hoping you can help! Specifications after the jump. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2013 - 9 answers

how to combine a ryobi battery with a bosch charger ?

what is the pin output of the bosch charger AL 1411 DV. one is obviously marked positive, so i need to know which is the negative ? [more inside]
posted by captain wibbly on Sep 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Electronics in St. Petersburg, Russia

I messed up my travel packing, and I now need to buy a charger for a Canon S95 camera battery in St. Petersburg, Russia. Is there any place where I could get one for a reasonable price? I'm staying downtown.
posted by Jakey on Sep 10, 2012 - 4 answers


I'm trying to find a USB hub with at *least* 4 ports that will charge all my devices as a standalone charging station, not plugged into a computer. It is difficult to distinguish from product descriptions which devices expect to have a computer attached. [more inside]
posted by timepiece on Aug 15, 2012 - 11 answers

New Ipad & Iphone 4S charging voltages

Hi, I have a 3rd party iphone charger which supplies 5.2 volts. It charges the iphone 4s alright but cannot charge (charging symbol is not shown on screen) on the new ipad. With a multimeter I measured the original chargers' outputs. They vary between 5.12-5.15 voltages for both of the devices. So, my first question is whether you know which smart apple technician decided that so little deviation from the standard is not acceptable Secondly, do you know what are the extra voltage tolerances for both of the devices? (Apparently, they are less than 2 percent) Cheers!
posted by raphael19 on Jul 31, 2012 - 14 answers

And why are all cords either grey or black with no identifying marks?

We have approximately four million chargers and gadget-to-computer cables in the house. I want a neat, efficient, easily-accessed method of storage for them. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999 on Jul 14, 2012 - 28 answers

Is our house killing our MacBook chargers?

In the past year or so, around four MacBook chargers have basically stopped working (I've lost count as this includes a couple of old chargers from early MacBooks we had lying around), all in mysterious fashion. Generally they overheat more than I think is normal, and often they switch to the dreaded, "Not charging" status. On one of them, the rubber insulation melted completely then buckled. I am wondering whether it's just a coincidence that so many chargers have died, or if the wiring in our old house could be to blame? [more inside]
posted by nosh, daven, shtup on Jul 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Okay to use replacement laptop charger that is .5v more and .2a less than original?

Ordered a 18.5v ~ 4.9a laptop charger on Amazon, but received a 19v ~ 4.7a charger. Is it okay to use? It seemed to work for the hour that I tested it, but I wasn't sure if I should continue using it.
posted by Bushmiller on Jul 6, 2012 - 4 answers

Chicago Fuji Battery Charger

I've got a four-hour layover at Chicago O'Hare tomorrow afternoon, during which I'd like to buy a charger and spare battery for my Fuji X100. [more inside]
posted by erikgrande on May 8, 2012 - 12 answers

Travel alarm clock that also will charge a USB device

DoesThisExistFilter: Is there such a thing as a small, loud travel alarm clock that also will charge a device/provide current through a USB port? The user needs a louder alarm than provided by his cell phone (he often sleeps with ear plugs), and it would be nice to charge the phone at the same time. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Apr 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Where to find an EU charger plug with USB in Bremen?

Where can I buy an EU charger plug with USB connector in Germany? [more inside]
posted by naskar on Feb 27, 2012 - 8 answers

Decent iPad/iPod cables?

Decent iPad/iPod cables? iPad and iPod usb cables infuriate me. The cables invariably fray at the connector junction, and the cable coating on several has simply disintegrated. Is there anywhere I can get solid iStuff cables that won't need replaced every 3 months? Preferably with some sort of reinforcement at the connector junctions? An Amazon search just gives me miles of what I presume is junk.
posted by monju_bosatsu on Dec 19, 2011 - 21 answers

A battery of questions!

Does an expensive battery charger do a better job of charging and maintaining NiMH batteries than a generic, cheapo charger? [more inside]
posted by newfers on Oct 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Can you recommend an airplane power adapter for my Lenovo Thinkpad T410?

Can you recommend an airplane power adapter for my Lenovo Thinkpad T410? [more inside]
posted by Pontius Pilate on May 18, 2011 - 4 answers

The awesome power of the sun means nothing without proper conversion

Have Casio Exilim G camera and iPhone. I want to purchase the least equipment needed to make both recharge using the sun. Oh, and I'm in Seattle need to buy everything Tuesday before getting on plane to New Zealand Wednesday. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Apr 5, 2011 - 4 answers

iPod Charger/Tuner with International Mode

I need a new iPod charger / FM Tuner for a 6th Gen Nano with International Mode. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Caravantea on Feb 10, 2011 - 0 answers

Where can I buy a Macbook Pro charger in Cusco, Peru?

Where can I buy a Macbook Pro charger in Cusco, Peru? I think my charger crapped out on me and I need a new one. I can´t really wait for my family to mail one down from the States, so I´m venturing to Cusco, the closest big town from the one that I live in, to find one. Does anyone have any idea where i can find Apple products such as this? It´s the magnet kind :)
posted by badish on Feb 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Multi-USB charger that works with Kindle or iPad

I have a tangle of USB chargers at my nightstand for the devices there: a Kindle, an iPad, an iPhone and a Nintendo DS. All of them charge over USB. I want some thing that is nicer looking that uses just one power plug and comes out into 4 or more USB jacks. These exist, and I've tried a few, and none of them have worked with the Kindle or with the iPad (but are fine with the DS and iPhone.) Is there a multi-USB power charger that for sure works with Kindles and iPads?
posted by neustile on Feb 6, 2011 - 3 answers

Solar charger for iPad/iPhone

iPhone/iPad Solar charger to use whilst hiking? [more inside]
posted by Eapoe on Oct 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Can I use a Kindle charger on my Blackberry?

Can I use my Kindle charger for my Blackberry Bold? [more inside]
posted by stenoboy on Oct 16, 2010 - 4 answers

Charger for a Zenith DVP615 DVD player

Does anyone know of a place in the Los Angeles area where I can buy an AC power adapter/charger for a Zenith DVP615 portable DVD player? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Oct 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Battery, charger, or worse?

Powerbook G4-- not charging, plus intermittent high pitched buzzing noise, which stops when charger is removed. Still running when plugged in, but battery reads 0%. I'm hoping it's the charger, and not the battery-- anyone recognize this problem? [more inside]
posted by jokeefe on Sep 10, 2010 - 10 answers

Can I charge other devices with the iPad power adapter?

Can I plug any old USB cable into the 10W USB Power Adapter that came with my iPad and use it to charge other devices? Or will I fry something in the process?
posted by turaho on Aug 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Vacation car wants to be reliable

Please help arranging things for a car to be used for a couple months at a stretch, three times a year. [more inside]
posted by jet_silver on Jul 11, 2010 - 3 answers

Cigarette lighter in car doesn't work. Please help troubleshoot.

It seems the ac-adapter plug thingy (i.e. the cigarette lighter) doesn't work in my car. I suspect a blown fuse. I have neither the time nor the inclination to take it in to get fixed if I can do it myself. Halp? [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic on Jun 29, 2010 - 15 answers

Where to buy Canon CB-2LW Battery Charger in Orlando?

Where to buy Canon CB-2LW Battery Charger in Orlando? [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on May 16, 2010 - 1 answer

Need a Dell charger part

I need to replace part of the charger for a Dell laptop. Help please? [more inside]
posted by gally99 on Apr 30, 2010 - 6 answers

So many USB chargers, so little space.

I have a USB charger for my phone and another for my MP3 player. Can I use one for both without fear of damaging my two most favoritest electronic devices? [more inside]
posted by Work to Live on Feb 18, 2010 - 6 answers

What is the best solar powered charger for iPhone?

My dad is going to Haiti to do trauma counseling and critical incident stress debriefing and needs to keep his iPhone charged. Can you please recommend the best solar charger for an iPhone, or one that can be used with it? I don't know anything about these products or about solar power and my dad knows even less!
posted by nitor on Jan 28, 2010 - 12 answers

What does this High Pitched Noise mean? Am I a Dog?

I just bought a charger for my cellphone at Target. It's not the special manufacturer's brand, but an after market one that costs half of what the Sprint store chargers cost. When I plugged it into the wall, it started making a high pitched noise. I haven't plugged the other end of the charger into my phone for fear of ruining it. Is this normal? Is my charger bad? Thanks.
posted by bluefly on Oct 8, 2009 - 14 answers

I Ch-Ch-Charge you

Where would you go to get a cheap iPhone/iPod wall charger and/or USB cable? [more inside]
posted by gensubuser on Oct 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Laptop charger inlet slowly breaking.

Laptop charger inlet slowly breaking. [more inside]
posted by ekpyrotic on Sep 11, 2009 - 11 answers

Samsung Camera Battery Recharger in the Bay Area?

I have a Samsung TL320 digicam, but no battery charger. Where can I obtain a charger for it, ASAP, near Berkeley, CA?
posted by zevious on Sep 6, 2009 - 1 answer

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