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DJ_Boxer
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Charging the Nook w/other chargers

I am wondering what kind of charger can I use to plug my Nook into the mains to charge it that way if I don't have the wall plug for the Nook?  I have to list: 1) a Flip Ultra adapter with a red light that I also use to charge my Archos 5 Internet Tablet, 2) a charger that goes with my Blackberry Tour, 3) a charger for the Flip Mino HD from Flip.

 

DJ

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Re: Charging the Nook w/other chargers

As long as they have the USB micro connector, any should work.  The BlackBerry will definitely work. 

 

That said, there are some chargers for low power devices like Bluetooth headsets which might not put out enough current to charge correctly, but a higher current cell phone charger or tablet charger will work just fine.   (USB defines "load units" as increments of 100 milliAmps -- some things like the Bluetooth headsets only draw 1 load unit, so their chargers are sized appropriately.  Cell phones and tablets will draw much more current and their chargers can provide at least the maximum 5 load units -- you can use the more powerful unit to charge a less powerful device, but not the other way around.)

 

You can also charge from a computer's USB port (computers are type A USB hosts and therefore provide voltage to any downstream device -- whereas cellphones are type B devices and do not provide voltage). 

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ABthree
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Re: Charging the Nook w/other chargers

 


DJ_Boxer wrote:

I am wondering what kind of charger can I use to plug my Nook into the mains to charge it that way if I don't have the wall plug for the Nook?  I have to list: 1) a Flip Ultra adapter with a red light that I also use to charge my Archos 5 Internet Tablet, 2) a charger that goes with my Blackberry Tour, 3) a charger for the Flip Mino HD from Flip.

 

DJ


 

Was your adapter defective?  If so, B&N will replace it at no charge.

 

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Re: Charging the Nook w/other chargers

Actually, I put forth the question because I have the USB Cable but not the Mains Charger with me at the time.  I just put an order through for another one to be delivered to me.  The original works fine, I just had to remember to bring it with me.

 

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Re: Charging the Nook w/other chargers


Big_Dave_H wrote:

As long as they have the USB micro connector, any should work.  The BlackBerry will definitely work. 

 

That said, there are some chargers for low power devices like Bluetooth headsets which might not put out enough current to charge correctly, but a higher current cell phone charger or tablet charger will work just fine.   (USB defines "load units" as increments of 100 milliAmps -- some things like the Bluetooth headsets only draw 1 load unit, so their chargers are sized appropriately.  Cell phones and tablets will draw much more current and their chargers can provide at least the maximum 5 load units -- you can use the more powerful unit to charge a less powerful device, but not the other way around.)

 

You can also charge from a computer's USB port (computers are type A USB hosts and therefore provide voltage to any downstream device -- whereas cellphones are type B devices and do not provide voltage). 


Thanks for the info, but to also let you know that I have several compatible USB Cables with me including the Nook one, but was wondering what ones I could use since I forgot mine.  I as stated in my other reply that I just purchased an other one so I would always have one with me.

 

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Re: Charging the Nook w/other chargers

 


DJ_Boxer wrote:

Actually, I put forth the question because I have the USB Cable but not the Mains Charger with me at the time.  I just put an order through for another one to be delivered to me.  The original works fine, I just had to remember to bring it with me.

 

DJ


 

Ah, the dread "User Error"!  LOL  Glad the problem is only temporary.

 

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Re: Charging the Nook w/other chargers

 


Big_Dave_H wrote:

As long as they have the USB micro connector, any should work.  The BlackBerry will definitely work. 

 

That said, there are some chargers for low power devices like Bluetooth headsets which might not put out enough current to charge correctly, but a higher current cell phone charger or tablet charger will work just fine.   (USB defines "load units" as increments of 100 milliAmps -- some things like the Bluetooth headsets only draw 1 load unit, so their chargers are sized appropriately.  Cell phones and tablets will draw much more current and their chargers can provide at least the maximum 5 load units -- you can use the more powerful unit to charge a less powerful device, but not the other way around.)

 

You can also charge from a computer's USB port (computers are type A USB hosts and therefore provide voltage to any downstream device -- whereas cellphones are type B devices and do not provide voltage). 


 

Thanks for the info.  I wasn't sure if using a more powerful unit would damage the nook

 

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Re: Charging the Nook w/other chargers

Iphone chargers, HTC smart phone chargers all seem to work.

 

As does the run of the mill car charger that has a USB jack output. Almost any USB jack you find on any device like a computer will work fine too.

 

Walk into any Radio Shack or similar store and you can find replacement chargers.  Some B&N stores carry them as well, as do almost any large computer retailer.  Almost all of these charge at 500ma, where as the nook charger supplies 850ma, so charging will be no faster than charging from your laptop.

 

Iphone charger puts out 1000ma, but is wired such that the nook may only be able to obtain 500ma out of it.  Its hard to know just what amperage the nook can draw from that charger.

 

USB is defined as 5 volts.  Amperage varies, but the nook will never pull more than it can handle from the charger. 

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Re: Charging the Nook w/other chargers

I actually use my Blackberry Tour charger for my nook all the time. It works fine.

 

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