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Hi everyone!

I currently am without a cell phone charger because mine died.... So i would like to make a new one. My phone charger outputs 5V/1000mA... So i was wondering how i would go about doing it and where to start.


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Use a 7805 regulator:
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USB.

Cut the end off of your phone cord, then cut the end off of a USB cord.

If your lucky the red wires go together and the black wires go together. If not you need to do some probing with a multimeter.

Use either a powered USB hub or a port directly on the back of the computer. Any other port probably won't be able to provide enough power.
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USB.

Cut the end off of your phone cord, then cut the end off of a USB cord.

If your lucky the red wires go together and the black wires go together. If not you need to do some probing with a multimeter.

Use either a powered USB hub or a port directly on the back of the computer. Any other port probably won't be able to provide enough power.
I already knew of this but the problem of it is... The usb ports limit your phone to a 500mA draw which would take way too long for my 3200mah battery...
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$10 at dollar general?
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7805 can give 1.5A
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Most of these are at least 500mA output....

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They cost less than $0.50.
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Yeah, unless you have more wall warts that you can hack up lying around your pretty much out of luck.

Although you could try running two USB plugs in parallel. I have a portable USB hard drive that does the very same thing.
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Yeah, unless you have more wall warts that you can hack up lying around your pretty much out of luck.

Although you could try running two USB plugs in parallel. I have a portable USB hard drive that does the very same thing.
Hey! Thats a good idea! I think ill do that! Not sure why i hadn't thought about that..
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Can't you just buy a $6 wall wart and a barrel jack (#2)?
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