Now you can have a charger at home and at work! Or simply have a spare in your bag.
This instructable provides a practical way to use an old stored away Mini-USB charger from previous cell phones or devices you own(ed).
An alternate method to “reduce, reuse, recycle” your Mini-USB chargers, don't throw it away!
Assuming the following:
You already own 1 or several Mini-USB chargers from other device(s) typically phones.
You already have a USB sync cable that came with your phone. (i.e.: white cable that comes with iPhone 2G, 3G, 3Gs, 4G).
Your device charges while plugged into a computer
, if it doesn't then most likely will not work for you!
1. Voltage Verification of Old Charger: (go to step 1 for more info)
99.9% of the time, if the charger has a Mini-USB connector then it will have 5 Volts to power/charge any USB device.
It’s always good to confirm just in case some idiot company decides to use the same Mini-USB connector for some other application which uses a higher voltage...It's possible but not likely.
2. $1.61 Item Purchase: (go to step 2 for more info)
You will need to purchase a "USB Female to Mini USB 5-Pin Female Adapter
". You can use the link below to purchase one from Dealextreme
Copy and paste the link below:
3. Setting up device to charge: (go to step 3 for more info)
All you do is connect both the old charger and USB charge cable to the adapter. That’s it! Your phone should start to charge.