1. Villordsutch's Avatar
    I'm looking into getting a 2nd Battery and have jumped between ebay and Amazon (UK). I have noticed that there are a lot of Batteries labelled 'extended' to give you a long use of power.

    However, I am wondering is it okay to buy and use these?

    I don't really want to knacker up my phone sticking in a 1600 or even a 2000+

    Also I'm looking at buying a portable charger but if I got a 1600 mah battery should I also get 1600 portable charger?

    Thank you
    08-22-12 09:27 AM
  2. Branta's Avatar
    The phone controls charging within the limit of supply capability, so any USB charger with standard 5v output should be acceptable. You are likely to find most are around 750 - 1000 mA rating, and it is likely the phone will limit maximum charging current around these values even if you use a charger with higher output capability.

    As far as batteries go, I would be cautious. The independent market has a lot of counterfeits and batteries with hopelessly inflated ratings which don't really do anything more than a standard RIM battery. Some are even marked exactly like the RIM originals. If your existing RIM battery gives acceptable life I suggest you consider the risk of getting a dud, and fork out the few extra $$ for a known genuine battery from a reputable source where you can do a counter return if it doesn't work.
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    08-22-12 10:39 AM
  3. Villordsutch's Avatar
    I too am erring on the other battery. I would possibly just stump for the portable charger and a 16gb sd card to replace my 8gb one
    08-22-12 12:59 PM