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OEM vs Non OEM Car Charger

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Mike, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. Sterling

    Sterling Guest

    I can attest to that problem.. My generic car charger on my V60 displays
    that every once in a while.
    When it doesn't display that though, it seems to work ok.

    "Steven M. Scharf" <scharf.steven@linkearth.net> wrote in message
    news:g6olb.774$wc3.614@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > "Mike" <me@net.com> wrote in message
    > news:D4CdnZsU_Z2ACg-iRVn-vw@comcast.com...
    > >I purchased an OEM Leather Case and Non-OEM Car Charger off of Ebay last
    > >week. Haven't received it yet but have began to wonder if there are any
    > >differences between the types of car chargers. I expect to only use the

    car
    > >charger for emergency charges or usage since the nature of my usage will
    > >allow me to use the home charger 90% of the time.
    > >
    > >Are there any issues with quality, safety, or problems I might run into
    > >with
    > >the Non-OEM unit? I certainly hope it doesn't cause my phone to explode!

    >
    > The after-market chargers for the Motorola V series (120, V60, 270,
    > etc.) are flakey. The connector system is lousy to begin with, and
    > the after-market chargers will often cause the "unable to charge"
    > message to appear.
    >
    >
     



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  2. Joel

    Joel Guest

    "Sterling" <buggyboyvt@icehouse.net> wrote:

    > I can attest to that problem.. My generic car charger on my V60 =

    displays
    > that every once in a while.
    > When it doesn't display that though, it seems to work ok.


    I am having little problem with the car charger came with my LG VX4400
    here, it seems like either something inside is loose or the design
    doesn't work good with cigarette liter of my van, and the 3rd party
    adapter to divide into multiple connectors for other toys. It often
    take me awhile to get good connector.

    Samething with the 3rd party adapter, it works fine but the design
    make it come loose from the cigarette lighter pretty easy (and if I pluf
    the GPS to it then it's hard to unplug it).

    Again, I don't think there is much difference (causing problem)
    between the generic OEM but the design. And I don't think more
    expensive is better (my $200K house here in Mid West is much larger,
    nicer, newer than my son's $600K in Cali), and I don't think charging my
    VX4400 in his more expensive house is any better than my cheaper but
    better house <g>

    > "Steven M. Scharf" <scharf.steven@linkearth.net> wrote in message
    > news:g6olb.774$wc3.614@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > > "Mike" <me@net.com> wrote in message
    > > news:D4CdnZsU_Z2ACg-iRVn-vw@comcast.com...
    > > >I purchased an OEM Leather Case and Non-OEM Car Charger off of Ebay=

    last
    > > >week. Haven't received it yet but have began to wonder if there are =

    any
    > > >differences between the types of car chargers. I expect to only use =

    the
    > car
    > > >charger for emergency charges or usage since the nature of my usage =

    will
    > > >allow me to use the home charger 90% of the time.
    > > >
    > > >Are there any issues with quality, safety, or problems I might run =

    into
    > > >with
    > > >the Non-OEM unit? I certainly hope it doesn't cause my phone to =

    explode!
    > >
    > > The after-market chargers for the Motorola V series (120, V60, 270,
    > > etc.) are flakey. The connector system is lousy to begin with, and
    > > the after-market chargers will often cause the "unable to charge"
    > > message to appear.
     
  3. Sterling

    Sterling Guest

    More expensive isn't always better.. but generally OEM is better than
    Generic because most OEM's use better processes and tools to make better
    products. Instead of mass producing a bunch for very cheap manufacturing and
    sale (generic).

    "Joel" <dont@spamme.com> wrote in message
    news:30191424.30153440@anonymous.com...
    "Sterling" <buggyboyvt@icehouse.net> wrote:

    > I can attest to that problem.. My generic car charger on my V60 displays
    > that every once in a while.
    > When it doesn't display that though, it seems to work ok.


    I am having little problem with the car charger came with my LG VX4400
    here, it seems like either something inside is loose or the design
    doesn't work good with cigarette liter of my van, and the 3rd party
    adapter to divide into multiple connectors for other toys. It often
    take me awhile to get good connector.

    Samething with the 3rd party adapter, it works fine but the design
    make it come loose from the cigarette lighter pretty easy (and if I pluf
    the GPS to it then it's hard to unplug it).

    Again, I don't think there is much difference (causing problem)
    between the generic OEM but the design. And I don't think more
    expensive is better (my $200K house here in Mid West is much larger,
    nicer, newer than my son's $600K in Cali), and I don't think charging my
    VX4400 in his more expensive house is any better than my cheaper but
    better house <g>

    > "Steven M. Scharf" <scharf.steven@linkearth.net> wrote in message
    > news:g6olb.774$wc3.614@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > > "Mike" <me@net.com> wrote in message
    > > news:D4CdnZsU_Z2ACg-iRVn-vw@comcast.com...
    > > >I purchased an OEM Leather Case and Non-OEM Car Charger off of Ebay

    last
    > > >week. Haven't received it yet but have began to wonder if there are any
    > > >differences between the types of car chargers. I expect to only use the

    > car
    > > >charger for emergency charges or usage since the nature of my usage

    will
    > > >allow me to use the home charger 90% of the time.
    > > >
    > > >Are there any issues with quality, safety, or problems I might run into
    > > >with
    > > >the Non-OEM unit? I certainly hope it doesn't cause my phone to

    explode!
    > >
    > > The after-market chargers for the Motorola V series (120, V60, 270,
    > > etc.) are flakey. The connector system is lousy to begin with, and
    > > the after-market chargers will often cause the "unable to charge"
    > > message to appear.
     
  4. user632

    user632 New Member

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    So, has anyone taken car chargers apart to compare the differences between the cheaper and the OEM version?

    Merely speculating the more expensive charger is automatically "better" doesn't necessarily compute. Maybe it just costs more because of the name brand label or maybe they want more profit. How much value does that label in itself add to the cost? While there may be tell tale exterior signs, you can't really compare until you know what's inside.
     
  5. SMS

    SMS Guest

    user632 wrote:
    > So, has anyone taken car chargers apart to compare the differences
    > between the cheaper and the OEM version?
    >
    > Merely speculating the more expensive charger is automatically "better"
    > doesn't necessarily compute. Maybe it just costs more because of the
    > name brand label or maybe they want more profit. How much value does
    > that label in itself add to the cost? While there may be tell tale
    > exterior signs, you can't really compare until you know what's inside.


    My personal experience with Motorola chargers has been that the
    after-market versions break, either physically or electronically, much
    more quickly than the OEM versions. I've had to physically repair the
    after-market chargers, with glue, heat-shrink tubing, or bending
    contacts, while the Motorola chargers have never required repair. I've
    also had the after-market car chargers fail electronically, while the
    Motorola chargers have never failed for me. When the charger did work,
    it charged just fine.

    The extra cost is worth it for me. The extra cost of the Motorola
    charger is usually only a few dollars. I.e. for my V325, the Motorola
    SYN0847 is $7, while the aftermarket charger is $5.
     
  6. user632

    user632 New Member

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    "The extra cost is worth it for me. The extra cost of the Motorola
    charger is usually only a few dollars. I.e. for my V325, the Motorola
    SYN0847 is $7, while the aftermarket charger is $5."


    I'd go with your $7 charger too. However, some on this thread might say spending $7 isn't enough. Perhaps the extra cost is in a shiny, more robust shell rather than what's inside. Like any mass-produced product, cell phone manufacturers make their product to a specific price point, and the vendors who produce their chargers are well aware of this. After this, they sell them for whatever the market will bear. Did you know that a Cadillac is a very nice Chevy?

    Throwaway note: I read: The industry estimates 9000 old cell phones are thrown away every hour, thus China (main producer) is thinking of producing a generic charger so the landfills don't get filled so fast.
     
  7. Mij Adyaw

    Mij Adyaw Guest

    The problem is "where is the hell" can you purchase a Motorola car charger
    or home charger is you really want one? It seems that you can only order
    them from Motorola because all retailers carry cheap aftermarket models.
     
  8. Mike S.

    Mike S. Guest

    In article <user632.2klhwe@nospam.cellphoneforums.net>,
    user632 <user632.2klhwe@nospam.cellphoneforums.net> wrote:
    >
    >So, has anyone taken car chargers apart to compare the differences
    >between the cheaper and the OEM version?
    >
    >Merely speculating the more expensive charger is automatically "better"
    >doesn't necessarily compute. Maybe it just costs more because of the
    >name brand label or maybe they want more profit. How much value does
    >that label in itself add to the cost? While there may be tell tale
    >exterior signs, you can't really compare until you know what's inside.


    I agree with the comments about spending a little more and getting an OEM
    charger. But by that, I mean one which is branded by the manufacturer of
    the phone. It is typical in Verizon stores to see accessories bearing the
    Verizon brand; although it's likely they do some quality testing before
    choosing an item to put their brand on, it may not necessarily be from the
    handset's manufacturer. Since they are in the business of making money,
    why sell a $15 Motorola charger when you can sell a $7 generic charger
    that tests OK, put the Verizon brand on it, and sell it for $15 for a
    profit of $8?
     
  9. SMS

    SMS Guest

    Mij Adyaw wrote:
    > The problem is "where is the hell" can you purchase a Motorola car charger
    > or home charger is you really want one? It seems that you can only order
    > them from Motorola because all retailers carry cheap aftermarket models.


    You have to order them on-line from web retailers, you don't have to go
    to Motorola.

    I.e. for the USB Motorola charger, Froogle SYN0847, three stars, under $10.
     
  10. Larry

    Larry Guest

    user632 <user632.2klhwe@nospam.cellphoneforums.net> wrote in
    news:user632.2klhwe@nospam.cellphoneforums.net:

    > Merely speculating the more expensive charger is automatically "better"
    > doesn't necessarily compute. Maybe it just costs more because of the
    > name brand label or maybe they want more profit. How much value does
    > that label in itself add to the cost? While there may be tell tale
    > exterior signs, you can't really compare until you know what's inside.
    >
    >


    It's not. My Chinese charger for the Motorola has worked faultlessly for
    years charging a V60i. It cost me $4.85 from a Chinese cellphone accessory
    company on the internet, direct. They mailed it from China through USPS
    with what looked like hand typed address and hand licked Chinese stamps,
    which I saved. I bought a whole bunch of stuff for $20. The leather
    carrying case for the V60i still looks very nice, hand made and custom
    stitched....



    Larry
    --
    Democracy is when two wolves and a sheep vote on who's for dinner.
    Liberty is when the sheep has his own gun.
     
  11. Steven Stone

    Steven Stone Guest

    I bought a really cheap car charger for a V60S at my local supermarket
    for $1.99.


    Works..
     

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