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erinafare
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:37 pm    Post subject: usb car connection Reply with quote

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I have a usb connection in my car. Would I be able to plug in the home hub to charge my Go530. I have only used the usb for playing mp3. I dont want to plug in the sat nav in case it damages it.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your device will charge quite happily connected to a PC USB port, bear in mind it will take longer to fully charge connected to the PC than when connected to a mains charger - Mike
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been told by Hyundai that the usb port in car must only be used for music files.
It is possible to use cigarette lighter/usb adapter purchased from Halfords to connect the home hub to car.
The reason I want to do this is that I have a hinged tray with lid on my dashbord which is designed to take a satnav and the home hub fits nicely into it.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try buying a car charger on fleabay for an HTC phone with a mini USB charger port. Some of these chargers have a standard USB port outlet and come with a USB to mini USB lead. Just throw away that lead and put the USB plug from your TT home connector in.

Do an ebay search for HTC car charger - thousands come up but most of them have fixed leads - so you need to look carefully at photo - there are some out there

Should work - but no guarantees
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you don't trust that auction site, I just received two of these for my Samsung phone, which has the mini USB connector. I got one for me and one for my daughter and they just take a standard USB cable with whatever connector is on the other end. Just plug your Home Dock in.

http://www.blueunplugged.com/p.aspx?p=115547

I got free delivery as well!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all for your replies.

I do have a HTC Hero phone that I purchased before christmas that had the car charger as part of the package. The charger was not in stock but should be back in stock in January. Looking at the picture and desccription this should be what I require.
Once more thank you all for your suggestions at least I now have more options.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

erinafare wrote:


Looking at the picture and desccription this should be what I require.

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Not if it is the HTC standard car charger - that has a fixed lead coming from the plug not a USB socket.

BTW I have bought many things from Ebay over the years with very few problems. As long as you remember that if it is too good to be true it probably isn't. Wink

Now you have the hero you could ditch the seperate sat nav altogether. I have Sygic Mobile Maps on mine and plug it into a brodit active mount, hard wired behind the dash. No seperate sat nav to hide or take with you when you park and no ugly leads dangling.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks will bear in mind what you say.
I have not yet explored all the functions on the phone.
Not been out and about much over the holidlay period so have not tried gps and maps.
Glad I picked the Hero its a brilliant phone.
I still have 6 month subs on HD traffic with TT so will look for other options when it runs out.
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