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#390110 - 06/02/17 04:14 AM Smart Phone Charger
Mark Yeamans Offline

Backyard Mechanic

Registered: 11/20/07
Posts: 456
Loc: Reno, NV
Does anyone make a smart phone battery charger that operates on 6 Volt DC input?

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#390124 - 06/02/17 01:46 PM Re: Smart Phone Charger [Re: Mark Yeamans]
Tiny Offline



Registered: 01/01/06
Posts: 4469
Loc: South Central Kansas
There are 6-12v step ups made that you can connect to any interface you like. I have one connected to a cigarette lighter that I run my GPS with.
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#390130 - 06/02/17 02:20 PM Re: Smart Phone Charger [Re: Mark Yeamans]
Chipper Offline




Registered: 11/22/01
Posts: 16632
Loc: The Great State of TEXAS
Our cell phone 12 volt charger plugs into the 6 volt socket and charges the phone.
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#390132 - 06/02/17 03:50 PM Re: Smart Phone Charger [Re: Chipper]
canadiantim Offline

Oil Can Mechanic

Registered: 06/26/07
Posts: 528
Loc: Alberta, Canada
USB (phones)or Micro USB (GPS) ports provide 5volts DC to the device for charging. So like Chipper has found, as long as you can make the physical connection from the 6volts of the car, most of the adapters should work...
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#390136 - 06/02/17 04:27 PM Re: Smart Phone Charger [Re: canadiantim]
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Registered: 01/01/06
Posts: 4469
Loc: South Central Kansas
I read that after I'd already installed mine. If the step up ever fails I'll just wire direct to 6v.
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#390142 - 06/02/17 07:33 PM Re: Smart Phone Charger [Re: Tiny]
canadiantim Offline

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Registered: 06/26/07
Posts: 528
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Your step up might be needed with some devices due the varying "quality" of some of the electronics...
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