1. jvictor77's Avatar
    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).

    Thanks in advance
    wazzugrad likes this.
    01-15-13 11:27 AM
  2. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    Yes, the Z10 has microUSB, just like all BBs have had for years.
    ctuffy likes this.
    01-15-13 11:35 AM
  3. diego.roscetti's Avatar
    Thor already made a joke about that.....taking a shot at Apple saying they wont change the charging ports on the phones.
    robkd, donmateo, CrownIsle and 1 others like this.
    01-15-13 11:38 AM
  4. jvictor77's Avatar
    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?
    01-15-13 11:46 AM
  5. BBThemes's Avatar
    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?
    they`ll all work, although i think what your asking is will the Z10 come with a high power microusb charger like the PlayBook or a `standard` microusb charger much like the 9900.

    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 11:49 AM
  6. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    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 11:52 AM
  7. jvictor77's Avatar
    I see...thanks for the replies guys!
    01-15-13 11:58 AM
  8. kill_9's Avatar
    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.
    01-15-13 06:28 PM
  9. jvictor77's Avatar
    Yup - that's a for sure...
    01-15-13 06:37 PM
  10. Andrew4life's Avatar
    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.
    I wish they'd come out with a contact only charging dock. Like the one that they had for the BB 8900. Loved being able to just plop it on the dock without having to worry about the pins or the wire being inserted correctly like they had later on with the microUSB port connection docks.
    CrownIsle and CRACKBERRY_OZ like this.
    01-15-13 07:12 PM
  11. Dirks2.0's Avatar
    I wish they'd come out with a contact only charging dock. Like the one that they had for the BB 8900. Loved being able to just plop it on the dock without having to worry about the pins or the wire being inserted correctly like they had later on with the microUSB port connection docks.
    I think it would be safe to assume they will make charging docks for the Z10, I have one for my 9900 and my playbook so I can't see them not making the Z10 compatible with the tech
    CrownIsle likes this.
    01-15-13 08:00 PM
  12. Harborcoat's Avatar
    I think it would be safe to assume they will make charging docks for the Z10, I have one for my 9900 and my playbook so I can't see them not making the Z10 compatible with the tech
    The only problem is on the Z10 we've seen so far, there doesn't seem to be any charging contacts like the 9900 has or magnetic charger like the PlayBook.
    01-15-13 09:47 PM
  13. PJD642's Avatar
    The only problem is on the Z10 we've seen so far, there doesn't seem to be any charging contacts like the 9900 has or magnetic charger like the PlayBook.
    Too true. My 9930 cradle is nice and simple. My previous 9850's cradle was almost as easy, but you still had wear & tear on the USB port (and it was a PITA to line up correctly when I was inebriated. But that's not relevant....)
    01-15-13 10:49 PM
  14. kill_9's Avatar
    I wish they'd come out with a contact only charging dock. Like the one that they had for the BB 8900. Loved being able to just plop it on the dock without having to worry about the pins or the wire being inserted correctly like they had later on with the microUSB port connection docks.
    Yep, my BlackBerry Bold 9700 and 9780 dock charger has the contact-point charge which is very convenient and not pins to align or misalign. If they decide to go with microUSB charging dock then let it be a magnetic connector.
    01-15-13 11:07 PM
  15. BBNation's Avatar
    USB Universal standard charger unlike iCrape, charging arms and legs for cable. Current BB and pb cable should work..
    01-15-13 11:37 PM
  16. sweetandsoursauce's Avatar
    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.
    01-16-13 08:58 PM
  17. BB_Bmore's Avatar
    Id use a PlayBook charger. Those things charge my phone in like 20 mins to a half hour.
    01-16-13 10:16 PM
  18. jvictor77's Avatar
    That's what I was thinking...
    01-16-13 10:20 PM
  19. Dirks2.0's Avatar
    true but we have not seen the final production phone yet. even in reviews for the 9900 i can't remember many of them mentioning the charging ports on the bottom it is often an over looked feature.
    The only problem is on the Z10 we've seen so far, there doesn't seem to be any charging contacts like the 9900 has or magnetic charger like the PlayBook.
    01-17-13 08:18 PM
  20. Skeevecr's Avatar
    true but we have not seen the final production phone yet.
    They won't change the phone physically from the leaks we have seen and it is safe to take it as confirmed that there are no charging points or the pb magnetic charging point on this device.
    01-18-13 02:49 AM
  21. xmscott's Avatar
    The charger for my Droid X both home and car work.

    What does "ACK" mean? I get that message when using a charger that was not included. It tells me for best performance use... yada yada. And the message "ACK".
    04-03-13 09:46 PM
  22. wazzugrad's Avatar
    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.

    Posted via CB10
    04-03-13 10:13 PM
  23. geHuC's Avatar
    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.)

    Posted via CB10
    04-04-13 01:38 AM
  24. Jerry Hill1's Avatar
    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
    04-17-13 03:03 PM
  25. arrowz's Avatar
    it is work.
    but how fast to charge depend on the mah of the charge.

    Posted via CB10
    04-21-13 08:33 PM

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