AC Adapter for Charging Sansa Clip w/o Connecting to Computer

Here’s an Accurian complete charging kit for both wall outlets & your car lighter, on sale for 20 bucks.  If it says “iPod charger”, then it should work with Clip, right?

(link removed - this charger wouldn’t work with the Clip - the end that goes to the player was too wide, not the small USB type that goes into the Clip)

I guess I’ll end up ordering the Zip Linq. 

Message Edited by RickH on 01-07-2008 07:20 PM

i said it did, you wanna run a poll or something?

FWIW, a Blackberry charger will work with the Clip, too.

Okay, another question - will any USB charging cable work with the Ziplinq charging adaptor, that is in Greig’s post? (page 1, post #5)  I see there are phone charging cables available - I just don’t want to buy something that won’t work. Do I use the regular USB cable like I use for transferring files from the computer or is it specifically a charging cable?  (I don’t want to fry my Clip!)

Message Edited by RickH on 01-08-2008 09:52 AM

Can I use my Motorola phone charger? Outputs 5V 850ma

yep

Sorry to bring up a slightly older topic but this one had most of the info I wanted to know. However one question I have is this. When using a Motorola phone charger, can I still listen to the music? My company wants to use an MP3 player for it’s on hold music and that would require it to be constantly plugged into a power source so it never dies. Would this be a viable solution?

When plugged in directly to AC power, you can play the Clip as well (just not when plugged in to the computer, absent modifying the USB cable or using a power-only USB cable).

Thanks for the quick reply Miikerman. Exactly what I was hoping to hear.

I bought an A/C wall charger on Ebay that had a reported 5 VDC/ 500ma output but it would not work with my 2GB Sansa Clip.  The charger works good with my Sansa E270 player.  The Clip charges OK using the USB port on my PC.  When using the usb port on the PC the Clip’s charging light blinks.  When I use the A/C wall adapter it does not blink or charge ??

Does anyone know if the charging light should blink when using a wall adapter???

/jds

eBay is a convenient acronym for Caveat Emptor.

Either return the charger, or purchase one from a known vendor.

Bob  :smileyvery-happy:

@bigjohnl wrote:

and this car cigarette lighter adapter
http://store.bargaincell.com/B000CRFDEO/M/B000CRFDEO.htm

 

80 cents plus shipping???  That’s crazy!

Both a USB car charger and AC supply (very portable, with fold-down plugs–has good reviews) each for $3 including shipping.  Although the AC supply is low amperage, it seems to be enough for the Clip (needs to be verified).

http://www.meritline.com/universal-car-charger-302.html

Now that’s inflation for you! I paid a penny (plus shipping) for mine 5 months ago. Less than $10 in total for the car charger plus the wall charger and both are working great today.

@bigjohnl wrote:
Now that’s inflation for you! I paid a penny (plus shipping) for mine 5 months ago. Less than $10 in total for the car charger plus the wall charger and both are working great today.

That’s crazy.  How can anybody sell anything for a penny?

The answer to that is easy…they get their money in the inflated shipping.  I had one Ebay vendor explain this to me.  Their fees are based on the selling price, so the fees they pay based on a penny are v…e…r…y small, but they profit in the shipping charge.

Well, go to the above site and get your wall charger and a car charger for a total of $6 shipped …

:wink:

@melodyh40 wrote:
The answer to that is easy…they get their money in the inflated shipping.  I had one Ebay vendor explain this to me.  Their fees are based on the selling price, so the fees they pay based on a penny are v…e…r…y small, but they profit in the shipping charge.

I ordered the car charger and it’s $3.78 shipped.  I still don’t see how a profit can be made.

The old joke is “they make up for it in volume.” Maybe they bought a crate of them for a dime apiece. Shipping costs less than a buck apiece including materials. They’re still making a couple of bucks. Not much, but if it’s some guy running a business out of his dorm room, it’s extra beer money. Or it could just be someone who’s bad at math.

Perhaps they pay their labour, like, $0.20/hr and use cheap components, I don’t know.  If it works, I think that’s great!  Incidentally, I ordered a PDA case for $10 shipped and got a piece of cr&p.  Sometimes you get the bear and sometimes it gets you…