We have a new Pantech Breeze II cell phone that is charged via USB cord.
The provided USB cord attaches to 110 AC to DC adapter. I wonder if the
same USB cable that connects the phone to the AC->DC adapter can be used
in the USB port provided in the 2010 Ford Edge. I worry the voltage out
of the USB port may not be controlled. Maybe a better solution is to buy
a regulated adapter that can be plugged into the cigar lighter.
As a USB port, the voltage should be within the guidelines of all USB ports, be
they in cars or in computers. I don't
see where you should have any problem at all with it.
To quote p49 of the owner's manual:
"This feature allows you to plug in media playing devices, memory sticks, and
also to charge devices if they support
this feature. For further information on this feature, refer to Accessing and
using your USB port in the SYNC supplement
or Navigation System supplement."
Shouldn't be a problem. But it may take longer to charge. The USB spec
defines how it outputs the power. You home charger may be an 'enhancement'
of the spec, just for charging purposes, that allows higher currents. Most
'generic' USB ports don't, and limit the current to about 500ma. Chargers
can go to 1A, 2A, or even more for some Apple devices.
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