Charging with a 24 volt cigarette lighter.

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    Charging with a 24 volt cigarette lighter.

    Will this hurt my phone or battery? Always been curious. I work in a Liehberr Crane which is shipped from Germany. Hence the 24v outlet. However our maintenance dept has to install power converters in the cranes to hook up the motorola radios. For a long time now I just rigged up my own car charger and wires and tapped into that to charge my phone but the other day I plugged it into the 24v outlet and it looked to be charging. I didn't leave it charging just in case. When it is on the charger in the crane it stays around 4 volts on my battery app whatever that means

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    74 views and know one knows? :-/

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    Are you sure the lighter is 24 volts? I have a work truck that has a 24 volt system, but the lighter and other power ports are just 12 volts.

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    Yea i had a maintenance guy hook his meter up to it and it read 23.8

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    I don't know if that would cause damage or not.

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    I can't answer your question directly but I can give you some information. Note, you do not want to mix voltages when it comes to batteries. That said, the charger has internals that convert the 12V down to a safe level for our batteries, my battery says 3.7V, so it probably sends 4-5 volts for charging purposes. I do not know if the internals are smart enough to convert 24V down but it should say somewhere, usually on the charger. If I had my car charger I'd look, but can't. For example, the wall charger that came with our phones can do 100-240V. I would guess you are probably ok, but I wouldn't risk my phone until I knew for sure.
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    So its probably best to buy a charger that says input 12-24v? I bought a replacement awhile ago, just not sure what the input would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie685 View Post
    So its probably best to buy a charger that says input 12-24v? I bought a replacement awhile ago, just not sure what the input would be.

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    Yup, assuming they are available. As long is it's certified USB the output should meet the USB standards which should be safe for our phones. I'd buy it from a legit manufacturer as well just to be extra safe.
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    no do not put the phone charger in a 24v outlet. your lucky you didnt fry it. your charger converts 12v to 5v you need a 24v to 5v charger. 5v is usb

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