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I don't know if I'm the only one here with this problem. But my phone frequently dies, and I do not want to haul a phone charger with me wherever I go (Which is annoying in both carrying the transformer, and plugging the thing in). However, I'm frequently next to some sort of computer. So I got an idea from a website (I forget where now) who spliced a male USB connector to a phone charger cable.

 

Standard USB Slot= 5V DC that supplies about 500ma.

My Phone (LG PM-225, cheapo)= 5V at about ~750ma.

 

What luck, I could just straight splice a USB male connector to my phone charger without the use of any resistors or rectifiers.

 

Parts:

USB Extender Cable

Phone and charger

Electrical Tape

Soldering Tools

 

Here are the cables I'll be working with.

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Initial Cutting

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The Finished Cable

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Success! I can now charge my phone on the go from my laptop.

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I didn't want to throw away my old charger, so I just spliced the female USB connector to it. Woohoo.

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There we have it folks. This can be done for any phone out there. If your charger does not happen to be 5 volts, then you can still do something like this. You'll just need some other equipment into the cable, still simple.

 

EDIT: I forgot to mention I can charge other USB devices (ipods etc.) from my phone charger/transformer now that it has a female USB connector on it!

Edited by The Unforgivin

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