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Anonymous
May 10, 2004 5:28:34 PM

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Works for any phone. Allows use of your car charger with AC current.
Especially helpful when travelling if your phone came with bulky/heavy
DeskTop charger.

I bought one a couple of years ago in the automotive department at
Target. This one on the web seem identical and similarly priced.

http://store.yahoo.com/brandcell/unwalad.html

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Anyone else have an accessory not sold by Sprint that has been
especially helpful?

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Anonymous
May 10, 2004 5:37:25 PM

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In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Bobby B <bba@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Works for any phone. Allows use of your car charger with AC current.
> Especially helpful when travelling if your phone came with bulky/heavy
> DeskTop charger.
>
> I bought one a couple of years ago in the automotive department at
> Target. This one on the web seem identical and similarly priced.
>
> http://store.yahoo.com/brandcell/unwalad.html
>

Why the ID change just to post a link? Are you afraid somebody is going
to know it is you Phillip? Why would you care?

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Anonymous
May 10, 2004 6:08:36 PM

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It's not bad.
For some older phones, it does introduce a 60Hz 'humm'.
Since it uses a "switching" power supply, you need to make sure there is a
battery somewhere in the loop to filter out the pulses.
Other than that it seems to work OK.
I use one of these to charge my Bag phone battery and it seems to do a good
job.

Scotty


"Bobby B" <bba@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:bba-4BD4AB.08283410052004@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> Works for any phone. Allows use of your car charger with AC current.
> Especially helpful when travelling if your phone came with bulky/heavy
> DeskTop charger.
>
> I bought one a couple of years ago in the automotive department at
> Target. This one on the web seem identical and similarly priced.
>
> http://store.yahoo.com/brandcell/unwalad.html
>
> ===
>
> Anyone else have an accessory not sold by Sprint that has been
> especially helpful?
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May 10, 2004 8:08:40 PM

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(Bobby B) wrote:
<<Anyone else have an accessory not sold by Sprint that has been
especially helpful? >>

I usually stick with first-party accessories or things that sold in
Sprint stores. That way I have piece of mind that it is guaranteed to
work with my phone.

I am like this on all of my stuff... from memory cards for my
PlayStation 2 ... to extra batteries and chargers for my cell phone. I
guess I am on the anal side, but I just inherently do not trust off
brands.

Eric
Anonymous
May 10, 2004 9:14:59 PM

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Used one for years. Much more important, it lets you run anything for a cig
lighter off the wall plug. AWS also sells for Nokia phones a charger than
will plug in either to the wall or cig. lighter.

Bob

"Bobby B" <bba@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:bba-4BD4AB.08283410052004@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> Works for any phone. Allows use of your car charger with AC current.
> Especially helpful when travelling if your phone came with bulky/heavy
> DeskTop charger.
>
> I bought one a couple of years ago in the automotive department at
> Target. This one on the web seem identical and similarly priced.
>
> http://store.yahoo.com/brandcell/unwalad.html
>
> ===
>
> Anyone else have an accessory not sold by Sprint that has been
> especially helpful?
Anonymous
May 10, 2004 11:21:26 PM

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"Thomas T. Veldhouse" <veldy71@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:409f8595$0$176$892e0abb@auth.newsreader.octanews.com...
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> In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Bobby B <bba@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Works for any phone. Allows use of your car charger with AC current.
>> Especially helpful when travelling if your phone came with bulky/heavy
>> DeskTop charger.
>>
>> I bought one a couple of years ago in the automotive department at
>> Target. This one on the web seem identical and similarly priced.
>>
>> http://store.yahoo.com/brandcell/unwalad.html
>>
>
> Why the ID change just to post a link? Are you afraid somebody is going
> to know it is you Phillip? Why would you care?

Does it really matter? If the information is good, why care whether it was
posted by a Philip ID or otherwise?

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John Richards
Anonymous
May 10, 2004 11:24:51 PM

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"Bob Newman" <bobnewman@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message news:nMOnc.71844$Xj6.1208511@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> Used one for years. Much more important, it lets you run anything for a cig
> lighter off the wall plug.

Within limits, yes. Anything requiring a heavy current draw won't work.
Unfortunately, the given URL doesn't specify the load limit.

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John Richards
Anonymous
May 10, 2004 11:59:02 PM

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In article <7GQnc.757$WC5.623@newssvr16.news.prodigy.com>,
"John Richards" <supportdesk70-NO-SPAM@NO.SPAM.sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> "Bob Newman" <bobnewman@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
> news:nMOnc.71844$Xj6.1208511@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> > Used one for years. Much more important, it lets you run anything for a
> > cig
> > lighter off the wall plug.
>
> Within limits, yes. Anything requiring a heavy current draw won't work.
> Unfortunately, the given URL doesn't specify the load limit.

I only use mine for my cell phone, so your concern is one I never
considered.
Anonymous
May 11, 2004 2:11:09 AM

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So, in other words, you like getting screwed.

"Eric" <caperenewal@webtv.net> wrote in message
news:20787-409FEF58-398@storefull-3231.bay.webtv.net...
(Bobby B) wrote:
<<Anyone else have an accessory not sold by Sprint that has been
especially helpful? >>

I usually stick with first-party accessories or things that sold in
Sprint stores. That way I have piece of mind that it is guaranteed to
work with my phone.

I am like this on all of my stuff... from memory cards for my
PlayStation 2 ... to extra batteries and chargers for my cell phone. I
guess I am on the anal side, but I just inherently do not trust off
brands.

Eric
May 11, 2004 2:11:10 AM

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news@jonnythan.com (Jon C) wrote:
<<So, in other words, you like getting screwed. >>

Well, that's your opinion. I call it piece of mind.

Eric
Anonymous
May 11, 2004 2:18:04 AM

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In article <20787-409FEF58-398@storefull-3231.bay.webtv.net>,
caperenewal@webtv.net (Eric) wrote:

> (Bobby B) wrote:
> <<Anyone else have an accessory not sold by Sprint that has been
> especially helpful? >>
>
> I usually stick with first-party accessories or things that sold in
> Sprint stores. That way I have piece of mind that it is guaranteed to
> work with my phone.
>
> I am like this on all of my stuff... from memory cards for my
> PlayStation 2 ... to extra batteries and chargers for my cell phone. I
> guess I am on the anal side, but I just inherently do not trust off
> brands.

I am that way with ink cartridges for my Espon color ink jets, but have
learned that I needn't be that way with cellular accessories.

With Sanyo phones, the offbrand is Sanyo/GE available at Target for a
third of the price of near identical things at SprintPCS.
May 11, 2004 4:20:58 PM

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I bought a ZIPLINQ cable off of ebay with several different phone adaptors.
It included a cigarette plug, a wall AC adaptor and a retractable USB cord
to use for all the accessories.

The fact that I can use my laptop's USB port to charge the phone is
extremely handy. Nothing worse than getting out the phone and laptop and
trying to find multiple outlets to feed everything.

-Rick


"Bobby B" <bba@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:bba-4BD4AB.08283410052004@news1.west.earthlink.net...
> Works for any phone. Allows use of your car charger with AC current.
> Especially helpful when travelling if your phone came with bulky/heavy
> DeskTop charger.
>
> I bought one a couple of years ago in the automotive department at
> Target. This one on the web seem identical and similarly priced.
>
> http://store.yahoo.com/brandcell/unwalad.html
>
> ===
>
> Anyone else have an accessory not sold by Sprint that has been
> especially helpful?
Anonymous
May 11, 2004 4:32:30 PM

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In article <Ky3oc.118629$Vp5.94402@fe2.columbus.rr.com>,
"rick" <rick@sheerarrogance.com> wrote:

> I bought a ZIPLINQ cable off of ebay with several different phone adaptors.
> It included a cigarette plug, a wall AC adaptor and a retractable USB cord
> to use for all the accessories.
>
> The fact that I can use my laptop's USB port to charge the phone is
> extremely handy. Nothing worse than getting out the phone and laptop and
> trying to find multiple outlets to feed everything.
>
> -Rick

$33.99

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=...
481&rd=1&ssPageName=WD1V
May 12, 2004 3:02:25 AM

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Keep looking - I got mine for $12.95 + $10 shipping.. You can find them for
less, but you have to work at it.

"Røbert M." <rmarkoff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:rmarkoff-B86563.07322911052004@news4.west.earthlink.net...
> In article <Ky3oc.118629$Vp5.94402@fe2.columbus.rr.com>,
> "rick" <rick@sheerarrogance.com> wrote:
>
> > I bought a ZIPLINQ cable off of ebay with several different phone
adaptors.
> > It included a cigarette plug, a wall AC adaptor and a retractable USB
cord
> > to use for all the accessories.
> >
> > The fact that I can use my laptop's USB port to charge the phone is
> > extremely handy. Nothing worse than getting out the phone and laptop and
> > trying to find multiple outlets to feed everything.
> >
> > -Rick
>
> $33.99
>
>
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=...
Anonymous
May 12, 2004 8:04:51 PM

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Scott Nelson - Wash DC <spamcop@bnmnetworks.net> wrote:
> It's not bad.
> For some older phones, it does introduce a 60Hz 'humm'.
> Since it uses a "switching" power supply, you need to make sure there is a
> battery somewhere in the loop to filter out the pulses.

Um, this certainly isn't true of switching power supplies in general. You
can design them for quite 'modest' amounts of ripple (say, 50mV) just by
designing it properly -- no battery needed as a load. You might convince me
someone's made a really, really cheap design, however, that does have so
much ripple that it couldn't be used to directly power a phone.

Personally, I have a phone charger that's (a lot!) smaller than the
120V->12V adapter and cost all of $14.95 at Target, so I don't see much
benefit in going this route unless you have other 12V 'appliances' around.
These days a 120V->5V converter in the form of USB connectors might be
better!
Anonymous
May 15, 2004 10:06:17 AM

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Bobby B <bba@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:<bba-4BD4AB.08283410052004@news1.west.earthlink.net>...
> Works for any phone. Allows use of your car charger with AC current.
> Especially helpful when travelling if your phone came with bulky/heavy
> DeskTop charger.
>
> I bought one a couple of years ago in the automotive department at
> Target. This one on the web seem identical and similarly priced.
>
> http://store.yahoo.com/brandcell/unwalad.html
>
> ===
>
> Anyone else have an accessory not sold by Sprint that has been
> especially helpful?


Yes, a very handy AC-12vDC transformer. Use mine all the time. I
bought the $24 one at the Shack. It's got a 1000mA (1 amp) rating,
enough to charge up bag phone batteries or higher current DC devices.
Wieghs about 19 oz's.

AC-to-DC Portable Power Supply

http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CT...

I'm sure you can get one cheaper, however the one listed doesn't
indicate the mAH rating. The new Radio Shack version has collapsable
AC prongs.

Another handy device, I'd like to buy, is a power inverter for
charging extra batteries outside the mobile phone, while travelling in
an automobile/camping, where the car gets parked for a long time. For
instance, in analog land, where battery power gets eaten up quickly,
keeping a charged spare is challenging. The only external single
battery charger I could find, for my cell phone model, is a AC pronged
set up.

For preserving the integrity of the cell phones charging port, I
always use a charging cradle to avoid the potential stress, should the
wire get yanked. Cradles save a lot of wear and tear on the phone's
port. Ruin a charge port on the handset and it's a major problem.
Cradles use seperate charging contacts, independant from the more
delicate contacts found in the OEM multi-function plug going into the
base/side of the handset.
I've run into a number of damaged charged ports on older models where
the OEM plug has been used/abused. Besides, it's a whole lot easier to
to snap the phone into a cradle to charge, instead of finding the end
of the OEM plug (usually on the floor, in the dust) and then fiddle
with plugging it in the right way.

For those tough on cell phone cases, or work with a cell phone
attached to a belt, a metal swivel and receiver, along with a belt
loop like the "Rugged" cases won't snap off or come lose. I've broken
all the plastic swivels and had clips pop off when squatting. Plastic
works very well.... until it breaks.

There's some good waterproof/dustproof/crush resistent hard cases, for
marine and outdoor activities. Making sure the handset survives more
extreme environments, since getting a call out might be crucial.
Sometimes a plastic bag works economically for an occaisional
wet/rainy adventure. Sound transfers just fine through many thin
plastics. Reynolds small oven bags, with a thin, high grade plastic,
securely twist tied work well, for temporary dust or downpours.

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David
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