1. carios23's Avatar
    Hi, I bought a charging pod for my curve. The model is MHP-7515. However, I was planning to use it to be hook to my laptop. But, the little manual thing has a big warning not to do that.

    However, a coworker point it out that it was a laptop in the picture and maybe that is just a warning for people not to drain the battery in the laptop fast.

    Could I actually damage my device? What is the reason for this?

    Last edited by carios23; 02-23-09 at 02:14 PM. Reason: added scanned manual
    02-18-09 01:09 PM
  2. aristile's Avatar
    That is interesting. I have my charging cradle next to my bed an plugged into the wall. I didn't notice that in the manual, but maybe I didn't read it. Anyone else have any input on that? I really don't see why it wouldn't work as the laptop can charge the phone directly.
    02-18-09 01:36 PM
  3. carios23's Avatar
    http://shop.crackberry.com/blackberr...medium=content this is the one I got .... People seem to be expecting to be have a front light but it doesnt
    02-20-09 06:21 PM
  4. Pete6's Avatar
    USB ports supply 500mA current. Look at the 8900 charger and you will see that it is a 700mA model. This is more power than other BlackBerry chargers supply.

    Aparently the 8900 needs more power than the USB poer can supply.

    This would be why the phone does not charge when thus connected.
    02-20-09 06:32 PM
  5. spleen's Avatar
    well, when I plug mine into the pc via usb to sync...it shows it charging. Not sure how that would be much different if you attach a cradle to it. I call BS on that.
    02-20-09 06:39 PM
  6. impalass96's Avatar
    Currently i'm at work and i just hooked up my Charging pod to my Desktop and it is charging my device. Dont have my laptop with me I will try it out when i get home... you might need more juice coming out of your USB port on your Laptop.
    02-20-09 06:39 PM
  7. impalass96's Avatar
    carios23,
    Try hooking up your device directly to the same port, eliminate the Charging pod and see if it charges directly.
    02-20-09 06:43 PM
  8. spleen's Avatar
    well, when I plug mine into the pc via usb to sync...it shows it charging. Not sure how that would be much different if you attach a cradle to it. I call BS on that.
    I should re-phrase....my pc being my laptop.
    02-20-09 06:44 PM
  9. carios23's Avatar
    carios23,
    Try hooking up your device directly to the same port, eliminate the Charging pod and see if it charges directly.
    It does work with or without the charging pod hooked to the laptop but the manual says not to do that. I am curios why it would say that
    02-20-09 07:46 PM
  10. aristile's Avatar
    The 8900 will still charge on 500 mA current it will just take longer than if the current is 700 mA.
    02-20-09 08:16 PM
  11. a77boy's Avatar
    well, when I plug mine into the pc via usb to sync...it shows it charging. Not sure how that would be much different if you attach a cradle to it. I call BS on that.
    Good point
    02-20-09 11:52 PM
  12. a77boy's Avatar
    http://shop.crackberry.com/blackberr...medium=content this is the one I got .... People seem to be expecting to be have a front light but it doesnt
    Does not have a cool blue light in the front, But if you notice at night, it does have a cool led light towards the back of the charger. Works great to help you locate the charger at night.
    02-20-09 11:54 PM
  13. aristile's Avatar
    Yes the light at the back of the charger is a lifesaver at night. That's for sure!
    02-20-09 11:57 PM
  14. TWISM's Avatar
    Yeah, my girl has the one for her older curve and it's bright, I am glad my 8900 cradle doesnt have the light in the front. But damn is the cradle much smaller than the bold's...
    02-21-09 01:38 AM
  15. andyr2007's Avatar
    If yo don't want it for this reason, I will gladly buy it from you
    02-21-09 02:52 AM
  16. carios23's Avatar


    here is a scanned copy of the manual
    02-23-09 02:11 PM
  17. aristile's Avatar
    It really seems silly to me. Maybe it just has to do with a laptop running on batteries for some reason, but not sure why that would matter.
    02-23-09 03:19 PM
  18. carios23's Avatar
    well I have another related question... Can I have the blackberry in the pod hook to an adapter and connected via usb at the same time without damaging the unit?
    02-26-09 01:35 PM
  19. jaydeesan's Avatar
    ... Can I have the blackberry in the pod hook to an adapter and connected via usb at the same time without damaging the unit?
    +1 on that ?
    02-26-09 04:16 PM
  20. aristile's Avatar
    As far as I know it won't damage the unit. That is the only way you can sync and be in the cradle at the same time. I tried it only one time before and it worked for me. The real question is "why would you want to do that?" since both sources will charge the phone there's no need to have two.
    02-26-09 04:22 PM
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