1. jasonaward's Avatar
    Has anyone tried the car charger being sold by Best Buy? I bought one, but everytime I tried using it, the Tab went into USB request mode... but would not start charging. So it's obviously getting some power. Just curious if I was the only one with this issue. Not sure if it's the car or the charger at this point.
    11-15-2010 05:57 AM
  2. Dukins's Avatar
    Has anyone tried the car charger being sold by Best Buy? I bought one, but everytime I tried using it, the Tab went into USB request mode... but would not start charging. So it's obviously getting some power. Just curious if I was the only one with this issue. Not sure if it's the car or the charger at this point.
    Did you see the battery charging animation on the battery? If not, it probably wasnt charging. Im curious to see as well if the charger we will. I guess I didnt do enough research I thought I could charge by usb, but only charges by wall charger.
    11-15-2010 07:13 AM
  3. jasonaward's Avatar
    Did you see the battery charging animation on the battery? If not, it probably wasnt charging. Im curious to see as well if the charger we will. I guess I didnt do enough research I thought I could charge by usb, but only charges by wall charger.
    No, it was definitely not charging. It continued to say "connect to charger". It was receiving at least *some* power though, because it asked me how I wanted to connect to USB.

    As a temporary solution, I bought a 20 watt micro inverter that allows me to just plug in my wall charger. Not extremely elegant looking, but it serves its purpose for now.
    11-15-2010 07:53 AM
  4. jrmuller's Avatar
    Verizon has the OEM ones in stock..
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    11-15-2010 09:53 AM
  5. jasonaward's Avatar
    Verizon has the OEM ones in stock..
    Thanks for the tip... do you mean the stores or the website? Thanks!
    11-15-2010 10:16 AM
  6. frenzy757's Avatar
    do the OEM ones charge the tab?
    11-15-2010 10:45 AM
  7. Jahntassa's Avatar
    Check the specs on the charger. The tab requires 2A at 5V, most standard USB devices work with 500ma (a quarter of the amperage). So you need a high amperage charger for the Tab.
    11-15-2010 11:36 AM
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