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My Charger EXPLODED!!!!!!!!!!

OK i got a usb wall charger for my view yesterday at five below and when i plugged it into my view it charged for 5 min and i heard an explosion but there were no fires and stuff. When i took it out again it would'nt charge. What unexpensive charger do you guys reccomend that won't die on me?
8 GB Sansa View
Hp 2133 OS Vista
Optimus Prime
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Re: My Charger EXPLODED!!!!!!!!!!

Is five below a store or the temperature?

 

Be wary of the no-name-made-in-China stuff. Especially if there's no UL listing. There's a post here somewhere of the exact same thing happening to someone in England.

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Re: My Charger EXPLODED!!!!!!!!!!


sansafinder wrote:
OK i got a usb wall charger for my view yesterday at five below and when i plugged it into my view it charged for 5 min and i heard an explosion but there were no fires and stuff. When i took it out again it would'nt charge. What unexpensive charger do you guys reccomend that won't die on me?

 

The Belkin charging kit. Includes a wall adapter, a car adapter, and a genuine Sandisk cable. They can usually be found online for pretty cheap, too. Google "belkin sansa charger".
SanDisk Senior User
Posts: 173
Registered: ‎08-28-2009

Re: My Charger EXPLODED!!!!!!!!!!

The store. And I found out it said "Made In China" so that's why it exploded. Also I think it was too much capacity on it cause it was really hot. Today we went to exchange it and got a different company's and it works great, compact, and it's black. It charged my view within a half an hour and 10 minutes. So now I'm after a hard case for it cause it gets scratches and smudges a lot. So which hard case do you guys recommend? I've got one at Amazon for 2.99.
8 GB Sansa View
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Re: My Charger EXPLODED!!!!!!!!!!


sansafinder wrote:
OK i got a usb wall charger for my view yesterday at five below and when i plugged it into my view it charged for 5 min and i heard an explosion but there were no fires and stuff.

Whew! That was a close call!  Not only did the exploding charger not start a fire, but it didn't fry your view either. Smiley Surprised

SanDisk Senior User
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Re: My Charger EXPLODED!!!!!!!!!!

You got that right! When it exploded my body temperature fell to 15 degrees!
8 GB Sansa View
Hp 2133 OS Vista
Optimus Prime
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Re: My Charger EXPLODED!!!!!!!!!!

how did that happen

lamiyah
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Registered: ‎10-09-2011

Re: My Charger EXPLODED!!!!!!!!!!

It's so horrible to hear that.  Mainly because it's not the original stuffs, isn't it? 

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Re: My Charger EXPLODED!!!!!!!!!!

Gimme a break! Did you see the dates on these posts?

 

2 years ago!