Acer Iconia A500 Charger
This is my first post on here so first off I would like to say hi :-)
I would normally stick to xda as I have 3 android devices but since they don't have a Acer sub section I though I would ask here
I got my Acer on the 18th and have had no issues with it. Everything is running smooth unlike many xoom owners
The one thing that is starting to annoy me is the charger. When its plugged into my Iconia its really quite like a normal phone charger. But when its finished or not charging it makes a high pitch buzzing noise. Does anyone else get this or is it broke?
04-27-2011 08:47 AM
Haven't noticed any weird noises coming from my AC adaptor - just wish Acer had shipped it with a longer cable!
Very slight high pitched buzz coming from mine if I put my ear against it, but my Viewsonic G-Tab charger does the same and is a little louder.
Also wish it had a longer cable, the Viewsonic one is a good 6', I had to add a short extension cord on this one witch is a PIA.
I get this high pitched noise from the docking station when I remove the tablet while power is on.
and yes I wish the charger's chord was at least double the length.
Sound(buzz)comingfrom the chargeror thetablet?
To methisbuzzingcomes from thetabletwhenthetabletisloaded.
I havent heard this on mine yet? I will post if it happens to me.
Yes it does buzz. Its a switched mode power supply which is very efficient. You will notice that when left disconnected from the tablet but still plugged in it will stay very cool and use almost no power. The down side of this design is that the high speed switching which is occurring generates harmonic frequencies which you can hear.
Does anyone know where I can get a replacement charger(hopefully with a longer lead) for the a500 other than Acer themselves
Just want to find one cheaper, £30 something is a bit pricey and no help from amazon this time ( normally I can find anything there)
Any ideas guys
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