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edhoel
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Registered: ‎09-16-2010
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Alternate power supply

Is there and adapter that would allow the charging of the nook while in a car? This would be real handy during power outages.

 

I have noticed that there are kits that allow the charging of cell phones using a small set of solar panels. Has anyone figured out how to adapt this for the nook?

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LizJ70
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Registered: ‎09-03-2010
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Re: Alternate power supply

My cell phone charger is the same end as my Nook Charger.  I use my cell phone charger to charge my Nook.  I assume that you can get a car charger for the cell phone and use it for your Nook in the car.  

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htbyron
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Registered: ‎06-16-2010

Re: Alternate power supply

Nook uses a standard micro-usb charging port, so any car charger or solar charger with that type of plug should work.  They are quite common -- most recent cell phones use the same power plug.  To be safe, you should match the power output.  USB standard is 5V.  The power adapter included with the nook indicates an output of 5V at 0.85A (850mA).  That is a lower current than some USB chargers (which put out a full amp), but I believe some folks have used generic chargers with no bad outcomes.   Using a higher current could damage or reduce the lifetime of your battery, so I have stuck to 850mA chargers.

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TheRoadRunner
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Registered: ‎09-28-2010
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Re: Alternate power supply

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I use this Belkin part: with the USB cable that came with my Nook. It's rated at 1A (1000mAh) but the Nook only needs to put a maximum amp pull of 850mAh on it.

 

I've had zero problems with it or my Nook, sits flush with my dash and looks good too.

 

Cheers.

Cave ab homine unius libri: Beware of anyone who has just one book.
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CalicoPete
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Registered: ‎09-10-2010
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Re: Alternate power supply

You can buy a car adapter for a usb plugin. I know truckstops have them. You can probably find them at Best Buy. They work just like the two prong for nook but have the car power adapter end instead. Best part is you can use it to charge anything that uses usb for charging!
Oh and eh, ARRR!!!
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Brucester
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Registered: ‎08-19-2010
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Re: Alternate power supply

I got a little gimmich from my local dollar store - plugs into lighter socket and has 3 USB ports in it so you can charge phones, mp3 players, whatever. Nominal output is standard 5 volts, so as long as your device has a USB cable you can plug it in. Cost me a whole dollar!:smileyvery-happy:

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rwillen
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Re: Alternate power supply

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edhoel wrote:

Is there and adapter that would allow the charging of the nook while in a car? This would be real handy during power outages.

 

I have noticed that there are kits that allow the charging of cell phones using a small set of solar panels. Has anyone figured out how to adapt this for the nook?


I use a Rocketfish charger from Best Buy. Works great.