Includes base, battery charging plate, and device charging cable
Charge an extra battery and your device at the same time
Prongs fold away for easy travel
With Seidio's Multi-Function Battery Charger, you will never be forced to wait around for one of your batteries to charge. Because this versatile accessory charges both your spare battery and your device at the same time, you will always be powered and ready to go. By plugging the charger into an AC outlet, and the device cable into the charger, you can charge both your battery and your device at the same time. The Multi-Function Battery Charger can also be used as a desktop battery charger when plugged into a laptop with a USB cable (not included). The charger includes a base, a battery charging plate, and a device charging cable. (Device charging cable does not have data/sync capabilities.)
Wireless Phone Accessory
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great product for a while. Seido does make decent 3rd party mobile phone products, have bought quite a few replacement items from them.
However, I must say after about a year or so the contact connector on back of charging unit where cable went got loose and/or had a bad connection and it no longer would charge the phone good. Kept dropping signal and beeping due to a loose connection. My phone would sit overnight on the cradle and never charge. Only charging it directly via a micro USB cable WITHOUT this unit involved did my phone ever charge. Figured it was wore out but I paid like $60 for this unit, you'd think it would last longer than a year. Eventually replaced my 4 year old HTC Evo with Galaxy S5 anyway. This is why I reduced my review to 3 stars. But its a moot point now.
The multi-function battery charger is a pretty slick design. The battery "cartridge" tray allows (in theory) different size batteries to be charged using the base (I say in theory because I haven't looked to see if you can buy the cartridge trays separately.) The back of the charger states it outputs at 500mA and it took about 2.5 hours to fully charge a depleted 1750mAh extended battery.
The charger has a USB port and a switch that lets you either charge your phone (or any other USB device) from the base while on AC power (even while you're charging a battery), or you can charge a battery from a USB power source such as your laptop, a handy feature on a plane. Instead of a standard cable, Seidio includes a retractable USB/MicroUSB cable, a nice touch!
One nitpick: the back of the charger says "Carefully read instruction manual before use" however no instruction manual was included. It's pretty easy to figure out though :)
A lot of people seem to have noticed that the Evo 4G likes to tell you it's charged, then drop up to 10 percent or so in the first half hour. This is because the HTC software reverts it back to battery use once the unit is "full" in it's own terms. It's own terms. So it may "leak" some voltage until the charge circuitry resumes. It will indicate 100% regardless, to prevent general freaking out by a lot of us. Thing is, because it does not want to overcharge, it won't take the battery to a full 4.2 volts willingly. Or correctly. I've done some research, and a lot of people want to "trick" the battery into taking more of a charge. Sounds fun, huh? Until HTC releases something, software wise, that will trickle charge the remaining 10% or so, we will have to deal with this. Now I can't vouch yet for it's efficacy, but this charger should fully take the battery to 4.2v correctly. Or it has been said it will. If you use the 3500mah they sell here, that...
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