1. dacarter77's Avatar
    I've had more problems finding car chargers that work with the 920 than any other phone I've ever owned. I've tried many chargers and it seems most don't charge the phone. Anyone know why so many don't work?
    11-17-2014 04:09 PM
  2. ThaKrazyOne's Avatar
    Go to Radio Shack. Their in house brand of micro USB car chargers work great. It charges my 920 and my wife's 1520, and that's no east feat for her phone. Wait until Black Friday so you can pick one up for $4.95. I've had mine since last Black Friday when I had a Lumia 810.
    11-17-2014 11:48 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    Pretty much anything works with my 920.

    Make sure the car chargers in question are putting out enough power. (1 amp minimum I'd say)
    11-18-2014 10:29 AM
  4. yeewiz's Avatar
    I've had no problems at all with many different chargers. Just to try something else, have you tried one of these?:

    Amazon.com : PowerGen 2.4Amps / 12W Dual USB Car charger Designed for Apple and Android Devices - Black : Cell Phone Car Chargers : MP3 Players & Accessories.
    11-20-2014 11:34 AM
  5. beachedwhale42's Avatar
    I have a couple of USB cigarette adapters that put out >= 1 amp, but I found the key was the right cable. You need one that is power-only, so it would actually pump out a full 1 amp. A traditional USB data cable would only let it put out 500 mA, which wasn't enough to charge while navigating.
    Amazon.com: PortaPow Specialised 5ft 22AWG Charge Only Micro USB Cable for Blackberry, Xperia, HTC One, Google Nexus, Other Fast Charging Devices: Cell Phones & Accessories
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    11-26-2014 08:34 AM
  6. Therealeinn's Avatar
    I have a couple of USB cigarette adapters that put out >= 1 amp, but I found the key was the right cable. You need one that is power-only, so it would actually pump out a full 1 amp. A traditional USB data cable would only let it put out 500 mA, which wasn't enough to charge while navigating.
    Amazon.com: PortaPow Specialised 5ft 22AWG Charge Only Micro USB Cable for Blackberry, Xperia, HTC One, Google Nexus, Other Fast Charging Devices: Cell Phones & Accessories
    Beachwhale is correct. I went through about 4 car chargers with several different cords and came to realize that it actually has to do with the cord. While researching on-line, I found a lot of other people experiencing issues with incredibly low-charging in their vehicles and computers, regardless of ampage. Apparently most USB and micro-USB cables are data + power, which ends up severely limiting the charging function - you need to find one that is power-only.

    The one Beachedwhale linked (PortaPow Charge Only Micro USB Cable) is the exact one that I have. If you do not have a USB connector in your vehicle, pretty much purchase any adapter of your choosing (preferrably one that is 1 amp or above) to connect. Best of luck!
    11-26-2014 03:29 PM
  7. Timbre70's Avatar
    I've had more problems finding car chargers that work with the 920 than any other phone I've ever owned. I've tried many chargers and it seems most don't charge the phone. Anyone know why so many don't work?
    If you want it easy, just get the original Nokia car charger.
    11-28-2014 07:41 PM
  8. HerronScott's Avatar
    It would be great to get a list of dual USB 2.1A car chargers that worked with Nokia's at the higher current without buying this cable or identifying a cheaper alternative to this cable.

    Scott
    12-14-2014 12:12 PM
  9. volpenger's Avatar
    I've brought a Nokia dc-17 and works flawlessly, even when I'm using here drive.
    sent from my drone upon your head
    12-14-2014 01:08 PM

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