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Old Nov 9, 2008, 10:15 AM   #1
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So I wanted a compact charger that also would work from the car.

http://www.sakar.com/p-1518.aspx?categoryid=139

I found this model with decent reviews and there are several on the market which are similar. I have another charger for my Fuijifilm camera which does the same thing and it's been great.

I open this one up and yes it holds the battery just fine as well as the Kodak KLIC-5001. It also comes with several adapter plates for quite a variety of batteries. Sounds great!

The back of the charger shows a dual voltage output of 4.2 and 8.4.

The 4.2 should be just fine right?

Well ... I measured the voltage and it's 12.5V!

Isn't this eventually going to fry the battery?

It also has a red/green LED indicator which operates in an irregular fashion.

Since it seems to have trouble reliably switching from red(charging) to green(fully charged) I'm concerned it will simply destroy these batteries.

Sakar is a big supplier around here and is located in Edison NJ so I will call them.

I should be concerned yes?

There aren't a lot of chargers of this type (car & 120/240 volt compact form) from reputable companies.

Bob S.


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Old Nov 9, 2008, 5:03 PM   #2
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sony psp chargers will work just fine. I have a zaurus c3200 with a cig lighter made for the psp which works just fine and been using it for years. It also works with with my hd1000. I used a voltage meter to measure amps and volts. It is practically identicle.
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Old Nov 9, 2008, 5:23 PM   #3
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I'm looking for something that's compact and a bulky 2 piece design where the transformer is one piece and equaly size battery holder/charger is the other.

Well, that's the hope but after this experience I'm not sure it's really possible.

My impression is not that the Sakar unit is faulty but rather that it is a fraud. I think they're probably all putting out 12V which will charge the battery fast at least for a while.



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Old Nov 20, 2008, 12:47 AM   #4
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do u mean such kind ?

http://hk.f2.page.auctions.yahoo.com...ction/b8288577
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Old Nov 20, 2008, 12:50 AM   #5
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will this be useful to you ?
http://www.gameyeeeah.com/psp2000-16...in1-p-891.html
I tried this before and it could directly plug to hd1000 or 1010 to charge.
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