Will old chargers work on the Z10?
Hi all - I've searched the forums regarding a niggling question on my mind, but found nothing.
I know that the Z10 will bring its own charger - as is the norm. For those of us that have rapid/travel/car chargers - will we be able to use any of these with the Z10 or, because of the different battery, will we be facing another iPhone-like "all change" and have to purchase new chargers if we want something better than what's in the box? (obviously the charging dock will be different).
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- 01-15-13, 11:38 AM #3
Thor already made a joke about that.....taking a shot at Apple saying they wont change the charging ports on the phones.Hello, my name is Diego and I'm a BlackBerryAholic
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Yes - I'm aware of that - micro usb and micro hdmi ports. My question though, was referring more to charging strength required. Like - will a PB charger, or my current travel charger (with the different international adapters), or the vehicle charger - will those work?9000 > 9800 > BB Z10 > 32GB PlayBook and now Passport glued to my person!
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01-15-13, 11:49 AM #5
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my guess (and thats all it is) is it`ll come with a PlayBook style high power charger, but of course the normal one will still charge it, just slower. hope that makes sense
- 01-15-13, 11:52 AM #6
Same standard chargers all work the same standard way. BB10 comes with a larger battery than older BBs, so the charge will take longer than it did on the previous devices, but if a device was actually able to charge a BB previously, it will charge BB10 too.
- 01-15-13, 06:28 PM #8
The charging docks probably won't be compatible with the next generation smartphones which would be unfortunate. On my desk I prefer the charging dock for my smartphone and tablet because it allowed both to be viewable and usable in a vertical orientation like my monitor and wireless carrier modem.
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As others have said, its the same uUSB port for sure.
One thing to consider is charge time; inbox chargers for old BB7 and older are all 750-850 mA. the Z10 is closer to a PlayBook in terms of juice requirements - and the PlayBook's inbox charger was a 2.0A affair. So you can use one of the older BB5/6/7 chargers (or in car adapter), as you can with a PlayBook, it will just take longer.
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- 04-03-13, 10:13 PM #22
I think it is for acknowledge. That your saying you understand that it won't charge as quick. I get it from time to time even with the factory charger.
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04-04-13, 01:38 AM #23
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Just check the mha output figures on the chrger If they are the same or close to the original charger's then you shouldn't have a problem. (Using a more powerful one decreases charging time but also reduces the lifespan of the battery.)
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04-17-13, 03:03 PM #24
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I had an old Blackberry 9900 and used the car charger that I bought directly from Verizon. I tried it with my Z10 yesterday and after 2 hours it had done nothing - the charge did not go up or down.
So I am reluctant to use it again for fear it might cause an issue. I am going to buy a new one from Crackberry.com
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