Can the DX battery be replaced and if so what does it cost?
Well Ann; I can tell you I just ruined my iPhone charging it with my Asus EEE Pc wall socket charger (yes, it has a standard USB receptacle!). Putting on my reading glasses and using a powerful magnifying glass I found out that the output was 16 volts. I cannot understand why Asus has built this trap.Ann in Arlington said:I'd say any charger you have that works with a micro USB slot (as on the KDX) should charge it just fine. It will be faster if you can plug it into the wall, rather than just charging via the computer. And will be faster still if you use a higher power charger -- say, the one that can be purchased from Amazon called "PowerFast".
I charge it using a regular 'kindle' plug and cord usually, but have also used my phone cord as well as the charger for my OFire -- which was the same power as the PowerFast plug, just integrated into the cord.
Assuming it's 1.3 amps. Many of my chargers are only drawing .4 to .8 amps which would be significantly less. . . . .o'course, if it's made to run a computer, it's not as surprising that it draws more power.Makarios said:Yep.
Think about it: 16 volts at 1,3 amps gives you more than 20 watts...
I better stick to the USB cable out of my computer.
The 220V is the input voltage, what's important here is the output. Mains transformers (like you use in a wall socket) will be marked with both, the input is normally 110-250V 50/60Hz AC, the output is the one to check. As long as it's 5-6V DC and 1A or so, you'll be fine.jaimee83 said:...don't want to run into a 16v cable. Also, I run these on 220v from time to time without any problems.
Of course the output is stated on the charger itself. Printed with grey on black and the font size is off all charts...Morf said:The 220V is the input voltage, what's important here is the output. Mains transformers (like you use in a wall socket) will be marked with both, the input is normally 110-250V 50/60Hz AC, the output is the one to check. As long as it's 5-6V DC and 1A or so, you'll be fine.
The Asus problem that we discussed is pretty unusual, and is actually a very naughty thing for them to do. The USB standard defines voltages and currents (5V, 500mA). They really shouldn't be using a USB plug and putting 16V DC out of it. There's no law against it unfortunately.