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Old 12 April 2014, 16:21   #1
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charging phone on boat

what do you think about something like this?

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Old 12 April 2014, 18:22   #2
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We've got a cigarette lighter sized one that fits two USB chargers in it. I think its a Blue Sea Systems one, works perfectly.

http://www.bluesea.com/products/1016...ocket/featured

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Should work fine. Issue is how you keep it waterproof both when charging - mobile wont like getting wet and my experience is lockers etc even if they are reasonably water tight the minute you open the hatch you will get some water inside from spray, rain or wet gloves, oilies etc.

The second complication is that you'll want to keep the ports dry when not plugged in. That means condensation free too...

Expect some heat from the little black box...
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The Blusea USB charger will be undoubtedly be the best in terms of quality, their stuff is normally the dog's danglies. Then you just have to decide where to install.

The new Samsung Galaxy 5S is waterproof... go on treat yourself!
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The new Samsung Galaxy 5S is waterproof... go on treat yourself!
there are various alternatives to the S5 which are waterproof - but to my knowledge none (including the S5) are waterproof whilst charging?
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there are various alternatives to the S5 which are waterproof - but to my knowledge none (including the S5) are waterproof whilst charging?
....and I think that different manufacturers have differing views on "waterproof". I've yet to see one that says you can dunk it in sea water.
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....and I think that different manufacturers have differing views on "waterproof". I've yet to see one that says you can dunk it in sea water.
IP67 certification so meant to be okay up to 1m submerged for 30 mins, well that's what the Samsung tech guys say.
Samsung Galaxy S5 dunked and thrown in washing machine
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IP67 certification so meant to be okay up to 1m submerged for 30 mins, well that's what the Samsung tech guys say.
Samsung Galaxy S5 dunked and thrown in washing machine
Your link says: "If you are planning to conduct your own Galaxy S5 waterproof test then be sure that all ports are properly closed and remember that the smartphone is only certified in fresh water, so don't take it in the ocean."
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I would go with one of these than a cheap Chinese effort, Blue Sea are similar money and they have probably got an even better chance of lasting!
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Just use one of the rechargeable battery pack ones of ebay. About a tenner of ebay that would charge your phone a couple of times. Or get a bigger one. Can leave in coat pocket or a map case. Easy
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