03-09-2008 05:00 PM
Thanks for the Buy.com reference and I agree. It seems a reasonable request as a Sansa customer that Sansa could identify for us at least one or a couple of A/C adapters which the Sansa engineers confirm as being compatible with the Clip's electrical specs, to avoid consumer problems from incompatible chargers, warranty issues, etc. Many customers will need, or would prefer to use, a wall charger vs. the PC for recharging the Clip, such as my elderly father.
Any challenger to take on the market dominance of the iPod has to also encourage accessories for use with ts products. The iPod accessory market is huge and is an industry itself.
Sansa Reps, what say you???
03-11-2008 02:15 AM
The Macally web page is in need of updating. As a footnote, it shows the e200 series as compatible; note that the new e200 v2 uses the identical processor, which has the same power management system, as the Clip. The Sansa needs at least 200mA for proper charging.
I wish my old bones could recharge on 200mA...
03-11-2008 09:02 AM - edited 03-11-2008 09:03 AM
USB voltage is a standard. The clip determines the charging characteristics, not the USB charger. Did you make sure your computer USB's were compatible?"
Message Edited by irs009 on 03-11-2008 11:03 AM
04-17-2008 10:47 AM
I wanted to pass this information on:
I had checked with Macally as to the amp output of its SN-A411 AC charger (discussed above), and it's a hefty 1 amp output. Plenty powerful for the Clip and other applications.
04-17-2008 03:21 PM
I got the Scosche "ip3in1" USB home and car charging kit which has an AC charger (with nice fold-away prongs for traveling and 1 USB port) and DC (car) charger (with 2 USB ports). The "ip3in1" is nearly identical to the Scosche "ip2in1" USB home and car charging kit except the "ip3in1" has 2 USB ports on the car charger versus only 1 USB port on the car charger in the "ip2in1" kit. I thought, cool now I can charge both my Clip and phone in the car at the same time but I have a problem with that which I'll get to in a minute. Interestingly, the front packaging has ip3in1 listed in a box and the back packaging (on a separate piece of paper) says it's ip2in1. The output on both chargers is listed as 1 amp (it says 1A on the AC charger and 1000 MA on the DC charger). Got the kit at Walmart for $15 and both work great at charging the Clip.
Here's the problem: both the AC & DC chargers from Scosche will not charge my Moto Q phone using the USB cable provided with the phone (the same USB to mini-USB cable I use to ActiveSync and charge the phone while at work) or the Clip's USB cable. The AC adapter that came with the phone is listed as either 800 or 850 MA output so you would think that 1000 MA would be fine and the Q would be able to handle this extra bit of juice. Any idea why the Q (or any device really) can't handle the extra juice? The Clip handles the extra just fine.
04-17-2008 09:15 PM
Thanks for the update on the Macally charger. I'd intended to call them countless times, and always ended up with more things on my plate. I like the build quality of those beasties, and the folding plug, like the Motorola chargers I have.
04-17-2008 09:58 PM
Bob-- That was my situation as well and then today I jotted a quick email to their tech people--got a response within an hour. Good to hear that it's plenty powerful, for other applications as well (and I think that explains why it's a bit bigger than the smallest of the chargers out there).
04-18-2008 07:32 AM
Maybe it's something about the Q. Which Motorola phone do you have? What's the output of the original phone charger?