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Phone charger advice

Discussion in 'mobiles, tablets and wearable tech' started by Wookey, May 19, 2017.

  1. Wookey

    Wookey Playful as a pussy cat

    I've left my phone charger in London, can anyone tell me what I'm looking for, so I can get a new one quick?

    It was a plug that went into the mains, with a micro USB on one end, but crucially the cable detached from the plug and had a grown up USB on the other end so I could charge from my laptop, or pop files onto my phone etc...

    The ones I've seen at Argos don't appear to be like this, or they want a tenner for a cable and more for a separate plug and they can fuck off.

    Thanking you in advance!

    X
     
  2. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    So if you lost the charger cable and the plug you need both.

    I think the charger cable is called a Micro-USB but I don't know what the plug is called.

    What phone is it?
     
  3. sheothebudworths

    sheothebudworths Up the bum - no babies!!!

    Isn't that just a micro to USB cable, then? :confused:
     
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  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    if you have a kindle use the kindle charger

    next
     
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  5. sheothebudworths

    sheothebudworths Up the bum - no babies!!!

    I'm assuming you don't NEED the plug? You have a laptop/PC?
     
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  6. sheothebudworths

    sheothebudworths Up the bum - no babies!!!

    USB mains plug, if so?
    I'm a bit confused :( :D
     
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  7. Wookey

    Wookey Playful as a pussy cat

    No I need the plug coz I charge the phone sometimes from a wall, and sometimes I link it to my laptop and use my giffgaff data to access the webz you see. Dual use.

    I don't have a kindle. :(

    My phone is a Samsung Galaxy something something.
     
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  8. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I think there are a variety of plugs with USB connections available, different in their amperage.
     
  9. Wookey

    Wookey Playful as a pussy cat

    Yes, it's partly for charging from the mains, and then bish bash bosh, tethering as a web access device on my laptop.

    Hope that's clearer!

    Couldn't see the like at argos today, was expecting to pay a tenner perhaps...theres loads of micro USB cables but I need the mains plug function too.
     
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  10. Wookey

    Wookey Playful as a pussy cat

    Aah, that would explain why some I've used are slow to charge, and others much quicker. Perhaps.
     
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  11. Wookey

    Wookey Playful as a pussy cat

    Well that sounds like it could be it.

    What's a good shop to go in to speak to a person about it then? Carphonewarhouse?
     
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  12. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    My Kangertech Vaping kit has a Micro-USB cable and a mains plug.

    The mains plug is rated at DC5V, 0.5A
     
  13. Wookey

    Wookey Playful as a pussy cat

    Oh, amperage and wattage be damned, this is all too complex...

    "Can I has a juice pipe for me chat-box please? "
     
  14. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    You can get them on amazon, dude. Might need to buy the cable and plug separate, but hey ho.

    Failing that, any decent sized electrical outlet should do - maplins or the like.

    Edit: just check that it will do data as well as charging. Can't imagine many on the shelves wouldn't these days, but y'know.
     
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  15. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom doesn't like the cut of your jib

  16. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    You want a main charger for a tenner from pretty much anywhere that sells electrical stuff and a data/charging cable from poundland. Not just a charging lead - if you want to tether anyway.
     
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  17. sheothebudworths

    sheothebudworths Up the bum - no babies!!!

    Any old electrically type place, then - Dixons/Maplins etc!
     
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  18. sheothebudworths

    sheothebudworths Up the bum - no babies!!!

    Aha! (I have the exact same phone, too :thumbs: )
     
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  19. Wookey

    Wookey Playful as a pussy cat

    Ooh, first trip to a Dixons or Maplins it is then!

    Pound shops I am well acquainted with. ;)
     
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  20. keybored

    keybored

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  21. Wookey

    Wookey Playful as a pussy cat

    That looks just like the one I lost!!

    Thanks so much keybored, I really appreciate that! And a reasonable price too. :)

    Thanks everyone for helping, luv yas. Xx
     
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  22. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    Ooh! That totes looks like what I need.
     
  23. dessiato

    dessiato Philippians 4:8

    Does it need to be a data capable cable? I use the mobile hotspot setting on my Samsung Galaxy.
     
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  24. Wookey

    Wookey Playful as a pussy cat

    It does yeah, coz I haven't got Bluetooth on my laptop. It's coal powered too. :(
     
  25. Wookey

    Wookey Playful as a pussy cat

    I've ordered one of those superfast ones that keybored posted... My phone is the Galaxy J3 (who knew?!) so hopefully it's the right juice pipe.
     
  26. xenon

    xenon ·≈0

    Just for future reference, it doesn't need Bluetooth. You set your phone up as a wireless hotspot. Your wireless adapter on your laptop should be able to see it as an available wireless network to connect to.
    I.e. Wi-Fi not Bluetooth.
     
  27. Wookey

    Wookey Playful as a pussy cat

    Ah, I meant wi-fi... I don't think I have Wi-Fi on my laptop.

    Although I might try it now to check. :hmm:
     
  28. dessiato

    dessiato Philippians 4:8

    You don't need Bluetooth. You turn on the mobile wifi hotspot on the phone, then connect to it as if to any other wifi network.

    Eta xenon got there first.
     

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