My charger is starting to get damaged, I put some tape on the line because you could see the wires. Always been carefull, must have happend in my laptop bag.
Now im searching for a working cheaper charger, because the one from acer is really expensive. Did any of you bought one and where?
It must be an Europe charger I looked everywhere on the internet and forums and found some, but many comments say it doesnt work.
One I found on the german amazon ( because it has the same plug): LADEGERÄT LADEKABEL NETZTEIL für ACER Iconia Tab A100: Amazon.de: Elektronik
And last question, I read that the tablet can be 'cooked' because of an usb-charger, but can it be cooked by a charger you plug in in the tiny hole meant for charging? Otherwise I buy a cheap hongkong charger, then it might not work, but as long as it doesnt destroy my tablet its ok by me
Thnx, really hoping for some help.
05-28-2012 02:56 PM
the main thing is the output voltage and amperage need to match as well as the plug style.
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I bought a cheap car charger for my tablet and the first thing I did was to put a meter on it to make sure the output voltage was regulated to 12 volts. Since I could leave the tablet plugged in while in the car, I didn't have to worry about how fast it would charge because it never got discharged. Much better to spend a few dollars on a meter than fry a tablet.
Bought this via Amazon UK - Acer 12V Acer Iconia A500 Tablet PSA18R-120P: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics -
Works okay - the outer cirucumference is a tad thinner than the OEM (so it doesn't fit in snug and secure) and the cord is thinner as well (but longer thank goodness) - in spite of that it seems to work okay.
Thnx, im going to buy the one from AfricanTech
I received it yesterday, it works great and doesnt look cheap. Finally a charger long enough to still use the tablet while plugged in.