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SanDisk Senior User
Posts: 191
Registered: ‎11-26-2007

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

i use ipod ac charger worx great.. you can find these all over real cheap, if in doubt
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Registered: ‎12-18-2007

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

Thanks, Sansafix!  Good news!  It's also OK to use the car adapter, then?  I've looked all over it and can find no specs at all.
 
Sorry about my techno-idiotness (I just invented a word!).  I appreciate your patience!
 
Melody
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Re: AC Adapter for Charging Sansa Clip w/o Connecting to Computer

I have used the car adapter.  For some reason mine makes some noises occasionally if I am playing back and charging in the car.

It charges the unit overnight just fine.
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Registered: ‎12-20-2007

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

For anyone with a RAZR cell phone or one of several Motorola bluetooth earsets, the charger for those items produces 550mA at 5VDC, and does a great job of charging the Clip.
 
--jstover
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Registered: ‎12-20-2007

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

Question Regarding charging with AC adapter or Motorola razor charger vs using USB cable and PC -

On my PC when it is connected, the battery indicator shows it is charging by flashing bars across the indicator but when connected. When it is connected  to an AC USB charger or my razor car charger the clip battery inidicator just shows a solid inidicator (partially charged) it doesn't flash bars across the indicator and doesn't seem to charge.

I have updated the clip to the .18 latest firmware but the non PC chargers don't seem to be working. Can anyone else confirm how the battery indicator acts when connected to an AC or DC charger?
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Re: AC Adapter for Charging Sansa Clip w/o Connecting to Computer

If there is no animation the device is not charging.  Its likely the charger is not connected or powering the device, or else its fully charged.
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Registered: ‎12-20-2007

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

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IndySabre:
 
I concur with sansafix - no animation means it's not charging.  However, I have tested and observed that battery icon animation occurs when I use either my AC or car RAZR charger.  With your car charger, did you have your ignition key in accessory or on position?  Does the car outlet work for other functions?  If there is no power to the outlet, the Clip won't charge; but, it will display a non-animated, filled battery icon under certain conditions, even if the ignition switch is off (for example, if you turn the ignition switch on long enough to start the charging process, and then turn the ignition switch off).
 
--jstover


Message Edited by jstover on 12-22-2007 03:19 PM
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Registered: ‎01-06-2008

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

Can you use the usb charger that comes with the clip or do you have to buy a zip-linq retractable to use with the zip-linq ac adapter? 
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Registered: ‎01-05-2008

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

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

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