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Old 01-03-2013, 02:08
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I have a small mp3 player that charges up via usb in my desktop computor.

I'm wondering is there any other way of chargeing it up ?

I have a gemini tablet... that charges up via a 9 volt adaptor. Could I somehow connect my mp3 player to that and get charged up ?
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:28
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Something like this would be perfect http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pin-USB-Powe...2122702&sr=8-2

Possibly with a USB extension lead. Any USB charger will with if you can make it fit. They are 5v by the way.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:04
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If you have an iPad or iPhone then just plug it into the usb socket on there.

or as xxtimbo says you can buy a usb charger very cheaply. You can also buy a USB charger that will plug into the lighter socket in a car. Problem is that most players cannot charge and play at the same time. My Cowon C2 won't - quite it's most annoying feature.

I use the iPad charger when away to charge my Blackberry, mp3 player and my xMini speaker as well as the iPad.
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Old 01-03-2013, 23:38
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Unless the MP3 player is a Creative in which case only their proprietary USB chargers work due to some non-standard internal wiring.
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Old 11-04-2013, 22:10
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Something like this would be perfect http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pin-USB-Powe...2122702&sr=8-2

Possibly with a USB extension lead. Any USB charger will with if you can make it fit. They are 5v by the way.

Thanks, that plug could just be the solution, 5 volts, I guessing that is the same output as the computor usb
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Old 11-04-2013, 22:50
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Yes, that's standard. You'll probably find it charges quicker than through the computer though, as it can supply more current.
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Old 12-04-2013, 00:21
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You can also get adapters that allow you to charge via USB from a car's 12v accessory socket. There are even little solar chargers that allow the same thing, but they take so long to charge up from sunlight that it is probably better to charge them to capacity from the mains, if you simply need a handy back-up power source.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:11
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I would be amazed if the Gemini tablet uses a 9V charger.

Almost certainly it's 5V, although it might be a different connector to that needed.

The make/model of the MP3 is important, some require you to buy their own special charger. Sony used to do this, but don't any more I think.
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Old 12-04-2013, 17:17
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Ive got a gemini tab charger in my hand right now, and you are right, its 5 volt,
it would be handy if there was an adaptor that let me get the juice into this
small logik mp3 player
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Old 13-04-2013, 16:17
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went to Tandy ( not called that now, new name )
tried to get that plug in that would charge at 5 volt.
He showed me an empty shelf.... these plugs would have done it .. but we re sold out, people buying them for kindle because they dont supply them.

well I bought a kindle and I got a plug and usb cable to charge it .. I replied..

No , this is Kindle Fire... he replied !

Then I looked at the price of this plug... 15 plus !!!!

Looks like this is the best option
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pin-USB-Powe...2122702&sr=8-2


Ill have to set up an account with amazon and order on line !

1.72 compared with 15+ ... big difference !
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Old 13-04-2013, 20:57
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That 1.72 charger is coming from Hong Kong, the quality will be dubious.

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Also are you saying you have a charger for a Kindle and it won't charge your Logik MP3?

So the cable is directly wired into the charger, is that right? And at the other end is a micro-USB that won't fit the Logik MP3?

So the Logik MP3 has a mini-USB socket for charging, i.e. it charges via the PC/Laptop?
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If you are sure your Logik MP3 charges via it's USB lead then I would spring for a 3 charger.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ericsson-Viv...ds=sony+cst-80
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Old 13-04-2013, 21:26
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the mp3 player has a mini usb type socket to charge it

the kindle has a plug type socket so they are incompatable
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Old 14-04-2013, 01:36
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strange, I looked at amazon on the web to get a phone no
and there was one... but at 1.13 p per min !!!

I contacted them by e mail and said, is it possible to get on a free phone or local charge line and order an item from amazon and pay by debit card ?

simple reply........ no ....

seems like they only deal with people (bit like easy jet ) over the web via e mail.

seems crazy that they are refusing money via direct debit card and a normal charge phone... but there it is !
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Old 14-04-2013, 11:00
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strange, I looked at amazon on the web to get a phone no
and there was one... but at 1.13 p per min !!!

I contacted them by e mail and said, is it possible to get on a free phone or local charge line and order an item from amazon and pay by debit card ?

simple reply........ no ....

seems like they only deal with people (bit like easy jet ) over the web via e mail.

seems crazy that they are refusing money via direct debit card and a normal charge phone... but there it is !
That's because they're an internet shopping company. Bit like complaining your corner shop doesn't have a website and won't do online deliveries. That's not what they are.

What's the difference anyway? You either phone up and give them your debit card details, or you log in and give them your debit card details.

The latter is, in fact, much safer. Someone on the phone could write down your details as you give them, then go shopping for themselves. Can't possibly happen through a secure website.
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Old 14-04-2013, 11:56
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That 1.72 charger is coming from Hong Kong, the quality will be dubious.
I'm pretty sure all chargers come from china.

Now that they're all switched mode power supplies rather than big transformers they're all pretty safe. buy two if you like and take one apart.
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Old 14-04-2013, 16:44
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Many charity shops have chargers.

Usually for mobile 'phones, but that doesn't matter if it has a USB socket on it. It will be 5V in that case.
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