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Verizon Razor question regarding power

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by Suntydt, Dec 23, 2012.

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  1. Suntydt

    Suntydt Thread Starter

    Jan 22, 2011
    I have a Razor. I have chargers for in the wall and in the car lighters. My radio has a USB port and I have tried to charge with it but the phone says it is an improper device and does nothing. No biggie, I carry around the car charger in the car.

    Here is what I am wondering, is there a way to plug my Verizon phone into my laptop for it to charge or maintain a charge if I am talking,Will a standard USB to Mini USB cable do the trick? Anyone have any luck charging there phones via the USB on their laptop?
  2. buffoon


    Jul 16, 2008
    where I don't have a Razor, your (car?) radio telling that it is an improper device, means the two items can't converse as in playing music from your phone or running calls via your radio. It probably does charge but I've found a radio's USB to be a bit slow.

    You have to set them (PC and phone) so they converse, usually this means you can shove data around between the two but you can't make calls meanwhile. But charge it will and a USB/miniUSB will suffice.

    Your phone's call qualities will be locked out and, considering the totally disparate data parameters, that's a good thing.
  3. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    One thing you need to be careful of when charging devices by USB is that though the majority of them use the standard 5 volts, such as that supplied by USB ports on a PC, others use the USB connector, but different voltages, typically 12 volts. That's one reason that using the charging devices supplied by the manufacturer is safer, unless you know what you're doing and can safely use other chargers. Using a 12 volt charger on a 5 volt device, for example, can burn it out instantly. [​IMG]
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