What are people using to charge their Ion in the car? I have a Motorola charger that plugs into the lighter socket. Will it hurt anything to use that? What specs should I be looking for in terms of voltage and amps? I don't see it on the Sony site or anywhere else for that matter. Thanks.
I'm interested in this as well. Currently used dual usb enercell from radio shack. It has been a while so I don't remember its specification. Althought I know it doesn't provide enough juice to charge while using Navigator.
As far I can tell there is no difference in voltage or amp, because there is a standard for microusb to have a certain level of power to go though that is universial
One of the reasons I ask is that on my Motorola phone they warned to only use theor charger (yeah I know) or it could damage the phone. When I checked the specs on that it was a little different from a generic charger. Also my phone ran real hot the first day I got it but I think that was due to importing all my settings from google for the Motorola phone and the Sony reacted badly to that. A factory reset and no google restore cured that behavior. I've since used the charger without issues so I think all is well in car charger land now.
Well i ordered a dual usb with a higer amperage for faster charging, charges my Ion and my girls s2 pretty fast and i have even left mine in the truck over night to charge and no harm, remember higher amperage while charging can cause your battery to get pretty hot. be careful!
XDA Developers was founded by developers, for developers. It is now a valuable resource for people who want to make the most of their mobile devices, from customizing the look and feel to adding new functionality. Are you a developer? | Terms of Service