Integrated/Elegant Phone Charger

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Interior Upgrades' started by moff3tt, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. moff3tt

    moff3tt Active Member

    Hey guys, I found an awesome little USB adapter that only has the power wires in it and none of the data wires. It's the Mediabridge USB Charging Adapter (this is a link.) This means when you plug your phone into the USB ports in the arm rest the car doesn't get mad when it can't properly interface with it. Not only that but it will charge faster than if it didn't have the adapter.

    Using the same USB cable for all tests I got these readings: (higher numbers = faster charge)
    Laptop USB 2.0 Port w/o adapter: 460mA
    Laptop USB 2.0 Port w/ adapter: 500mA
    Car USB Port w/o adapter: 460mA
    Car USB Port w/ adapter: 600mA
    2A Wall Power Supply: 1800mA (for reference with or without adapter doesn't matter because there are no data pins in the PS already.)

    So yeah, if the fastest possible charge isn't super important to you, then this is awesome since it frees up the 12v socket for something else.

    Anyway, here are some pictures:

    Last edited: Jul 3, 2014
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  3. crzyworm623

    crzyworm623 Member

    Oh cool. That bothers me when it gives the error message.
  4. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    What phones are you using that don't interface with the car? Just curious as I haven't run into this.
  5. moff3tt

    moff3tt Active Member

    I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2. While MFT can read the data on it, I have many many many gigs of stuff so it would probably take a full night to index it, otherwise I get a device not recognized please disconnect type error. Makes me sad since I was hoping for some kind of integration so I could play my music through the car via USB like I do with my pocket amp.
  6. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    That's perfect for me since I always use Bluetooth for music from my old deactivated phone. Thanks!
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  7. crzyworm623

    crzyworm623 Member

    Htc one m8 doesn't work
  8. moshaholic2

    moshaholic2 Active Member

    Galaxy S5 doesnt work too well either. My music is on a thumb drive and I just use the other USB port for phone charging. The radio will always try to play the sound files on my phone (ring tones and all) when I plug it in.

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