Charge my ZEN, not in USB port?

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Does anyone know where I can buy a charger for my Creative ZEN so I can charge it without booting up my PC?
I live in Europe btw, so it should be compatible with those sockets.
 

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I needed one for my iPod, and I got it from DealExtreme.

This is the charger: http://dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.25
It works for my iPod, but it can charge any USB Device (at least the ones I've tried).
You will need a convertor for Europe, but they're very cheap and available at DX as well: http://dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13354
Just remove the default plug and replace it with the European one and it will work fine.
 

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I've got one of these with an European plug. So I believe you just have to search a bit around
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Maikel Steneker said:
I needed one for my iPod, and I got it from DealExtreme.

This is the charger: http://dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.25
It works for my iPod, but it can charge any USB Device (at least the ones I've tried).
You will need a convertor for Europe, but they're very cheap and available at DX as well: http://dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13354
Just remove the default plug and replace it with the European one and it will work fine.

Exactly what I was looking for, thanks!
Never tested a ZEN before on it?
 

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i made myself one. bought a variable adapter and a usb extension calbe. cut the cable and spliced the wires to the adapter. now i've got a variable voltage usb power supply that connects to the mains.
i connected the other end of the left over usb cable to some small cpu cooking fans whick i put behind my laptop to keep it cool. that way i can vary the speed of the fans vs the noise level.

you could also just buy this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/KMS-DIRECT-technol...9808&sr=8-5
 

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Satangel said:
Does anyone know where I can buy a charger for my Creative ZEN so I can charge it without booting up my PC?
I live in Europe btw, so it should be compatible with those sockets.
LOL, got a Zen Mosaic?
My bro got one from a promo in the newspaper i think you know, and I tried my iPod adapter: didn't work.
My dad's BlackBerry has an adapter too: didn't work.
I think it only wants to charge when connected with a PC.
 

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If you're not in a hurry to get one keep an eye on Creative's Online Store. They throw special offers all the time, so if you don't mind waiting a bit you might be able to get a cheap official charger direct from them. I got a really good deal on a remote and an accessory pack on that site a couple of years ago.
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Egonny: Creative sometimes set their players up so they only work with official Creative chargers. I remember this was an issue with the Zen Micro; the player would still charge with a 3rd party adapter, but slower than usual and the lights wouldn't pulse. It wouldn't surprise me if they're pulling the same dirty trick again.
 

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Satangel said:
Maikel Steneker said:
I needed one for my iPod, and I got it from DealExtreme.

This is the charger: http://dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.25
It works for my iPod, but it can charge any USB Device (at least the ones I've tried).
You will need a convertor for Europe, but they're very cheap and available at DX as well: http://dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13354
Just remove the default plug and replace it with the European one and it will work fine.

Exactly what I was looking for, thanks!
Never tested a ZEN before on it?
No, I don't have a ZEN. It might or might not work...
 

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Satangel said:
I've got a ZEN, not a Mosaic.

I think I'm going with Maikel Steneker's plan, it the cheapest method.
Hopefully it works with my ZEN, else I'm kinda screwed.
I promise you, it won't.
That's the same charger (also found here) as my iPod charger, and it does not work.
 

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Egonny said:
Satangel said:
I've got a ZEN, not a Mosaic.

I think I'm going with Maikel Steneker's plan, it the cheapest method.
Hopefully it works with my ZEN, else I'm kinda screwed.
I promise you, it won't.
That's the same charger (also found here) as my iPod charger, and it does not work.

That's too bad
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I would really like to have this, for the coming journey abroad. I won't have any PC at my disposal, so I will have to charge my ZEN somewhere else....

Thanks for all the suggestions so far, keep 'em coming
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If it won't charge with anything but the official adapter, it might be a resistor running along the unused 5th pin of a miniUSB port if it uses one to charge... I know some phone companies do that to make you buy their accessories.
 

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