3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 18, 2012 9:38 PM by bobstro

    Car charger?

      Can people reconmend a charger that works to charge at least as fast as the AC adaptor, but is cheaper then the B&N charger? I've tried various charges, but they were all 1amp which which makes the Nook say "not charging" and it charges very slowly on  them.

        • Re: Car charger?
          geertm

          The NC/NT charger and cable have 2 extra power pins that are not part of the official USB specification. The cable also contains some electronics to switich the NC/NT to power charging mode

          So no regular USB charger will be able to power charge the NC/NT.

          As far as I know there is no third party charger that can power charge the NC/NT.  All you get is regular USB charging (as you have found out).

           

          • Re: Car charger?
            SpiritFox

            You might consider an inverter (one side looks like it's for the car the other side looks like a standard wall socket.  They can be different prices so I'm not sure how low a price you need.  It is a pretty handy gadget and can be used for other devices (good for if power goes out at house and you need something charged - it'd work in a pinch.)  Just a thought vs. the standard USB type charger.

            TsirTech® 175 Watt Portable Micro Power Inverter With USB Port --- 12v AC to 110v DC Car Plug Converter For Your iPod, iPad, iPhone, Droid, HTC EVO, HTC EVO 3D, DVD Players, Laptops, Netbooks, And cellphones

              • Re: Car charger?
                bobstro

                SpiritFox wrote:

                You might consider an inverter (one side looks like it's for the car the other side looks like a standard wall socket.  They can be different prices so I'm not sure how low a price you need.  It is a pretty handy gadget and can be used for other devices (good for if power goes out at house and you need something charged - it'd work in a pinch.)  Just a thought vs. the standard USB type charger.


                You still need to watch out for the power output on that USB port. If it's a typical 500 mAh output, charging will be very slow! Even if it's capable of higher output, the NOOK may still only slow charge if it doesn't recognize that it can draw full power.