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Mark Rejhon 09-24-2004 08:52 PM

BlackBerry compatible AC charger AND car charger in ONE UNIT
 
There's a new USB-power charger that's both a car charger and an AC adaptor.

http://www.boxwave.com/products/versacharger/index.htm


Mark Rejhon 09-24-2004 08:56 PM

The same store also sells ultracompact retractable USB cables (compatible with both your computer AND the above charger):

http://www.boxwave.com/products/mini...ndheld_cat.htm

Guess, maybe you want to contact BoxWave about a discount to BlackBerryClub members :D

rcg 10-01-2004 01:07 AM

I not too hip on Non-OEM charging and batteries. And that thing looks a little big for my lighter socket to shifter ratio.

Mark Rejhon 10-01-2004 01:53 AM

True, but it uses a modern switching power supply so your car's electricity can vary from 12V all the way to a whopping 24V, without overvoltaging the charging current by accident. I think it's worth the negligible risk for the convenience -- I have used a Boxwave product and they seem to be well made -- generally got good reviews by reviewers -- they've been in the business long enough for me to trust them. I think. :)

But you're right, it's generally risky for non-OEM products, have to be careful... And, yes, at 3.0 inches (plus about 0.8" inch long for miniSync USB plug or 2" for the stiff plug of a standard USB cable), it could poke too far out of the socket and into the gearshift area.

Hey rcg, you own the BlackBerryCentral.com domain, right? (sent you a PM).

teskew 05-04-2005 04:48 PM

Personally, I didn't like that picture...I think it looks like some kind of techno-vibrator!

MainStream 05-04-2005 05:00 PM

I had a versa charger from Boxwave and while I liked the versatility it offered, it didn't stand up to the rigors of travel well. If I remember correctly it was not a U/L listed product, if that matters to anyone. From a size standpoint, (size does matter, right?) I had no issues with it fitting in the same area as a standard charger.

BluePolaski 10-21-2005 12:27 PM

Has anyone tried to use the Boxwave Car Charger with a cable OTHER than the MiniSync itself? I had a MiniSync cable for my Dell handheld and now have the BB 7100t. I gave the MiniSync to my sister and kept the car charger piece. But if I try to plug the Blackberry USB cable into it...I get nothing...anyone else had this happene or have any idea about it?

Workingmen 10-23-2005 09:55 AM

The Versa Charger is not listed as a prodyct for BlackBerries yet. When it cam out a few months ago, Boxwave responded that it does not have enough amperage capability to charge a BB and that they were working on a new product capable of a BB. When I searched Boxwave's website today for products for the BB 7290, this charger still does not show up.
It will likely charge for a few seconds and then shut off until Boxwave says the new version has enough amps.

Workingmen 07-12-2006 06:43 AM

Boxwave's website now has the Versa Charger Pro which they list as compatible with BlackBerry products sinc eit turns out 1 amp.

http://www.boxwave.com/products/vers...rpro/index.htm

Has anybody tried this one?


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