Mains charger for USB MP3 player

  beynac 12:00 01 Jan 2006
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My wife has just got a Philips GoGear MP3 player. It has a rechargeable battery which is charged via the USB connection to the PC. She would like to be able to charge it while we're on holiday. We've found a number of mains chargers for USB devices on the internet - none of which say that they are suitable for her MP3 player. Would these be OK to use? I would have thought that the power supplied via the USB connection would be unrelated to the device being used, but I don't want to risk blowing up my wife's birhday present! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:29 01 Jan 2006

How do I recharge my GoGear micro jukebox?

Answer
You can recharge the GoGear micro jukebox by simply connecting the included multi-voltage adaptor/charger to your player via the connector at the bottom of the player, and then plug the multi-voltage adaptor/charger into a standard AC outlet.

  beynac 12:52 01 Jan 2006

Fruit Bat: it's not the micro jukebox - it's the SA177 flash player. It doesn't come with a charger.

pauldonovan: No, it's not that one it's this click here

Sorry guys, I should have been clearer on the model. The manual only mentions charging via the USB connection.

  beynac 13:18 01 Jan 2006

The battery is a "Rechargeable Li-polymer 280mAh"

  Belatucadrus 13:50 01 Jan 2006

How about a mains/USB travel adapter click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:31 01 Jan 2006

Power
Batteries included : yes
Battery type : LI-Polymer
Battery capacity : 300mAh
Battery playing time (WMA) : 12h
click here

  beynac 14:44 01 Jan 2006

Thanks everyone for your help.

Problem now solved at no cost! The easy answer was staring me in the face. I am using a 4-way powered USB hub. The power for charging the player was therefore not coming from the computer. The hub is effectively a mains USB power source - all I've got to do is to unplug the computer connection and take the hub on holiday!

  bremner 14:48 01 Jan 2006

click here# and look at the FAQ "How do I recharge my GoGear" and it only mentions charging via the USB connected to a PC"

  beynac 15:17 01 Jan 2006

The hub is self-powered and therefore does not need to be connected to the PC to charge the player. The fact that the computer is not connected does not interfere with the charging process. The FAQ is referring to a direct connection with one of the PC's USB ports.

  Belatucadrus 16:57 01 Jan 2006

One of my favourite phrases, glad it worked out OK.

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