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  1. Sony Ericsson TM506 Wall Charger

    Sony Ericsson TM506 Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $19.99

    $19.99 $2.95

    High-quality and portable, the Sony Ericsson TM506 Wall Charger is a perfect replacement or spare charger. Just plug your Sony Ericsson TM506 cellular device in to this charger to give your battery a boost. Its sleek and compact design makes the Sony Ericsson TM506 Wall Charger perfect for travel use and conveniently fits into your bag or purse. High quality and portable, the Sony Ericsson TM506 Wall Charger is a must-have for your Sony Ericsson TM506 cellular device.

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  2. Sony Ericsson EP850 USB Wall Charger (Thumb)

    Sony Ericsson EP850 USB Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $12.99

    $12.99 $4.95

    Key Features:

    • Original Sony EP850 Travel Charger
    • Input: 100-240V ~ 50-60Hz, 300mA
    • Output: 5V === 1500mA
    • Adapter ONLY, USB cable NOT included
    • Compatible with most USB enabled devices (i.e. cell phone, tablet, MP3 player, etc.)
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  3. Sony Ericsson CST-80 Micro-USB Charger (Main View)

    Sony Ericsson CST-80 Micro-USB Charger - Wall

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $3.95

    High-quality and portable, the Sony Ericsson CST-80 Micro-USB Wall Charger is a perfect replacement or spare charger. Made with compatibility in mind, the CST-80 charger head connects via a standard USB 2.0 port, enabling you to charge any device that connects via USB. The Sony Ericsson CST-80 micro-USB Charger has a built-in IC chip, preventing overcharging and shorting, and automatically adapts to meet various voltage requirements throughout the world. It's perfect for travel use. 

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  4. Sony Ericsson EP800 Micro-USB Wall Charger (Main View)

    Sony Ericsson EP800 Micro-USB Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $19.99

    $19.99 $7.95

    Take the Sony Ericsson EP800 Micro-USB Wall Charger with you wherever you go! Its small, lightweight design makes it portable, and convenient for you to charge your Micro-USB device virtually wherever you go. The Sony Ericsson EP800 Micro-USB Wall Charger is the perfect replacement or spare charger. It will also take up less space on your wall outlet or power bar than a standard charger. The USB cable is detachable so you can also charge your phone through your computer. GreenHeart technology ensures lower energy consumption.

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  5. Sony Ericsson EP880 USB Wall Charger (Thumb)

    Sony Ericsson EP880 USB Wall Charger

    Regular Price: $12.99

    $12.99 $3.95

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    Key Features:

    • Small and compact, perfect for travel use
    • Input: 100-240V, Output: 5V
    • Adapter ONLY, USB cable NOT included
    • Compatible with most USB enabled devices (i.e. cell phone, tablet, MP3 player, etc.)
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  6. Sony Ericsson TM506 Wall Charging System

    Sony Ericsson TM506 Wall Charging System

    Regular Price: $9.99

    $9.99 $3.95

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    The Sony Ericsson TM506 Wall Charging System offers quick charging technology allowing you to use your TM506 while it's charging ina compact and durable package. 
    The Sony Ericsson TM506 Wall Charging System comes in handy because it can charge your phone from an outlet or USB port. Compact AC charger adapter and cable are is small enough to fit in a briefcase when traveling, but is also convenient enough to be used as a secondary charger at home or in the office.

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A compatible charger is an essential device for any cell phone user. No surprise there. But less obvious are the differences between charger types and the terminology used to describe them:

Since it's introduction in the mid 1990's, USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the standard mode of connection for a host of consumer electronics, mobile phones being no exception.

Many phones manufactured in the last decade feature Mini-USB connections. Mini-USBs are approximately 3 x 7 mm in size and have recently fallen out of favor among manufacturers.

Micro-USB was introduced in 2007, and by 2009 was accepted by the vast majority of cell phone manufacturers as the standard mode of connection. Micro-USB is somewhat smaller than its mini counterpart (1.8 x 6.8 mm), and is also rated for higher transfer speeds.

A number of manufacturers have, at one point or another, developed there own unique USB connection ports and cables. In recent years, however, the vast majority have switched to some variety of universal USB connection, with Apple being the one notable exception. Apple's cables and ports feature proprietary 30-pin connections, which, in addition to providing USB connectivity, also feature HDMI and Analog Audio transfer.

A compatible charger is an essential device for any cell phone user. No surprise there. But less obvious are the differences between charger types and the terminology used to describe them. Here we'll look at the few common variations, and outline what you'll need to know when purchasing a replacement:

Charging Ports and Connections

Since it's introduction in the mid 1990's, USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the standard mode of connection for a host of consumer electronics, mobile phones being no exception. The reasoning is simple; USB allows for the transfer of both data and power, often simultaneously, so a single port will take care of all of the major transfer requirements of a phone. While plug size and shape varies, USB cables almost always feature the same receptacle:

Mini-USB

Many phones manufactured in the last decade feature Mini-USB connections. Mini-USBs are approximately 3 x 7 mm in size and have recently fallen out of favor among manufacturers.

Micro-USB

Micro-USB was introduced in 2007, and by 2009 was accepted by the vast majority of cell phone manufacturers as the standard mode of connection. Micro-USB is somewhat smaller than its mini counterpart (1.8 x 6.8 mm), and is also rated for higher transfer speeds.

Unique or Proprietary Connections

A number of manufacturers have, at one point or another, developed there own unique USB connection ports and cables. In recent years, however, the vast majority have switched to some variety of universal USB connection, with Apple being the one notable exception. Apple's cables and ports feature proprietary 30-pin connections, which, in addition to providing USB connectivity, also feature HDMI and Analog Audio transfer. If you use an Apple device (an iPhone, iPod, or iPad), you'll need a charger designed specifically for Apple products, or an Apple-specific adapter. Certain older phones from Samsung, LG, and others also feature unique connections, and will require brand-specific connectors.

Other Charging Solutions

Charging Pads

Relatively new among charging technologies are charging pads (commonly known as Powermats), which employ wireless energy transfer technology to eliminate the need for wires and efficiently charge a number of devices simultaneously. Charging pads also tend to include a mechanism that cuts off the transfer of energy once a battery has reached full capacity, so you won't need to worry about overcharging your devices.

In the next few years, charging pads will likely begin appearing in a number of automobiles, eliminating the need for conventional chargers and potentially increasing the number of devices that may be charged simultaneously. Of course, until then, standard car chargers provide a simple way charging on the go. Car chargers are available in specific and universal models, and those designed for USB charging devices often feature a removable cable, allowing for easy substitution and broad compatibility.

Portable Chargers and Charging Cases

Also relatively new are charging cases--smart cases designed with built-in battery technology to both increase the life of your phone's battery as well as prevent capacity loss from over- and under-charging. Portable chargers, too, offer a simple way of adding to your phone's life when you're travelling or simply too busy to plug it in. Typically small and lightweight, they charge through the same mechanism as your phone, and often store enough energy to more than double your phone's life.

Solar Chargers

For those who really don't want to rely on a typical electrical connection to keep their phone alive, solar chargers offer another creative charging solution. Solar chargers feature one or more small solar panels, typically attached via a dock, that collect and store energy garnered from sunlight. Solar chargers can, for this reason, provide a sustainable source of energy for those who need to stay connected on trips deep into the wilderness, or for anyone looking to save a little on energy costs.

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