1. JohnKobeck's Avatar
    I lost the charging cable for my classic. I found an old generic cable in the house that seems to be working. Im not sure what this cable was used for in the past. I do have the little blackberry cube so I plugged the cable into the cube. I notice its taking forever to charge the phone. I am 2 hours deep and the phone is only at 20% charged. It was dead when I plugged the cable in. Is there a problem with this cable or is it the battery?
    12-08-18 10:53 AM
  2. bobshine's Avatar
    You should try changing to another cable to see what happens... then you’ll know if it’s the battery or the cable!
    12-08-18 10:56 AM
  3. JohnKobeck's Avatar
    Yea I don't have any that will fit. May have to buy one on fleaBay
    12-08-18 11:00 AM
  4. bobshine's Avatar
    isn’t it micro USB? It should be a pretty common cable
    12-08-18 11:01 AM
  5. JohnKobeck's Avatar
    isn’t it micro USB? It should be a pretty common cable
    Is it? I don't know. I thought it was something unique to BB. Perhaps I should use a different wall plug. I wonder if the iPhone wall plug would be better
    12-08-18 11:07 AM
  6. brookie229's Avatar
    I lost the charging cable for my classic. I found an old generic cable in the house that seems to be working. Im not sure what this cable was used for in the past. I do have the little blackberry cube so I plugged the cable into the cube. I notice its taking forever to charge the phone. I am 2 hours deep and the phone is only at 20% charged. It was dead when I plugged the cable in. Is there a problem with this cable or is it the battery?
    Not all usb cables will charge equally:
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    12-08-18 11:10 AM
  7. JohnKobeck's Avatar
    Can I use the charger from my Key2 with the micro usb? The key2 charger is 3.1 amps
    12-08-18 11:28 AM
  8. brookie229's Avatar
    Can I use the charger from my Key2 with the micro usb? The key2 charger is 3.1 amps
    Yes.
    12-08-18 11:31 AM
  9. JohnKobeck's Avatar
    Yes.
    3.1 amps isn't too much for that battery? The small wall plug that it comes with is only 850 milliamps
    12-08-18 11:44 AM
  10. JohnKobeck's Avatar
    Been charging for about 5 hours. Up to 75% charged.
    12-08-18 01:56 PM
  11. joeldf's Avatar
    The Classic, like all BB10 phones, uses the micro-USB connector. In fact, all previous BlackBerry phones used standard connectors. My old Torch 9800 used the micro-USB, and the old Pearl 8100 used the mini-USB.

    You can pick up a new one at Office Depot.

    BlackBerry did make a higher amp block for the BB10 phones, up to 2 amps. I have a BlackBerry car charger that does 2 amps. I now use it for my Galaxy S8 using the micro-USB to USB-C adapter that came with the S8.
    12-08-18 03:33 PM
  12. brookie229's Avatar
    3.1 amps isn't too much for that battery? The small wall plug that it comes with is only 850 milliamps
    No, the Classic (and all modern cellphones, tablets etc) have built in prevention for overcharging etc. You will not damage anything.
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    12-08-18 04:48 PM
  13. JohnKobeck's Avatar
    I managed to find another micro cable in the garage and plugged it into the BB charger that came with the phone and managed to fully charge the phone. This evening I did the same thing for the usual over night charge and an error message came on the screen that said "for faster charging use the BB charger that came with your phone" - I never had that message come up before. I am using the original BB charger, just not the original cable. Makes me wonder if these cables are somehow not working correctly
    12-08-18 09:55 PM
  14. brookie229's Avatar
    Makes me wonder if these cables are somehow not working correctly
    Well yeah, that's what the video above is all about. Cables can make all the difference.
    12-08-18 11:58 PM
  15. larryjb1120's Avatar
    Personally, I like slower charging. I notice that the battery stays cooler when charging slowly.

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    12-09-18 01:09 AM
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