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  1. Patrick Pierobon's Avatar
    If I were to use the playbook charger on my passport, would that damage the battery as they playbook charger is a different charge rate? I am asking because I've been hearing if you do switch chargers it will eventually degrade your battery.
    12-14-14 04:12 PM
  2. j_the_p's Avatar
    I've been using my PlayBook charger on my Passport since October 4th. No issues.

    Posted via my BlackBerry Passport
    12-14-14 04:26 PM
  3. SteelBerry86's Avatar
    Not that it really helps but I use my PlayBook charger to top off my passport on occasion. I don't really leave it on there but I used to charge my Q10 with it all the time and never had any issues. I am more cautious with the passport as it does not have a removable battery.

    Posted via CB10
    12-14-14 04:26 PM
  4. Dodger52's Avatar
    I do it, doesn't hurt the Passport at all my Playbook charger is rated at 1.8 Amps at 5 volt.

    The Passport charger that came with put's out 1,3 Amps at 5 volts, so it's not that big of a difference to begin with.

    The Passport uses a Snapdragon 801 soc and is thus compatible with Qualcomm's quick charge technology which can deliver up to 3 Amps at 5, 9 or 12 volts so it shouldn't hurt the Passport's components.

    Moreover BlackBerry has, in the past, confirmed the that the Playbook charger can be used with the BlackBerry Smartphone and the charge rate might be throttled depending on the battery your phone uses:
    http://btsc.webapps.blackberry.com/b...ListHelperImpl

    Posted via CB10
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    12-14-14 04:26 PM
  5. guygardner73's Avatar
    If I were to use the playbook charger on my passport, would that damage the battery as they playbook charger is a different charge rate? I am asking because I've been hearing if you do switch chargers it will eventually degrade your battery.
    Nah, you're good to go. I use a pb charger and a Z10 charger as well as a Sony Xperia charger. All good.

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.0.1418 O2 UK
    12-15-14 05:44 AM
  6. cgallaer's Avatar
    I use the Playbook charger with my Passport. No issues at all.

    Blackberry Passport SQW 100-1, 10.3.0.908
    12-15-14 08:27 AM
  7. j21jam6's Avatar
    I've used the PlayBook charger for all my BB10 devices. No issues.
    My passport charger is still in the box.

    Posted two-handed via Passport
    12-15-14 12:16 PM
  8. fanisk's Avatar
    No issue, I was using always the PlayBook charger for my Z30, Z10, 9860 and now the passport.

    Sent from my BlackBerry Passport
    12-15-14 04:31 PM
  9. piquepoc's Avatar
    yes every day
    12-15-14 04:56 PM
  10. btolley's Avatar
    I've been using the PlayBook charger on all my blackberries from my Tour, Z10, Z30 and now passport. I wouldn't use anything else.

    Posted using my awesome Passport
    12-15-14 05:39 PM
  11. Arabianhorse's Avatar
    I've used the PlayBook charger for all my BB10 devices. No issues.
    My passport charger is still in the box.

    Posted two-handed via Passport
    ME TOO - charger never out of the box
    No problems.

    Cloaking Device & Special Opps Commander for the Peevishlicious Crew on SQW-100-1 10.3.1.1154
    12-15-14 08:02 PM
  12. zoomlink1's Avatar
    I use the PlayBook charger because it charges all of my phones faster than the stock chargers... just like the others that use the Playbook charger, no issues...

    BlackBerry... It's the only way I communicate
    12-15-14 08:44 PM
  13. chaddeus's Avatar
    People must remember that the device draw power from the charger, NOT charger sending power to the device. So if tomorrow I have a 5000mA charger, the phone will not suck power more than the capacity of the battery.

    So assuming your battery is rated at 2000mA, the charger will only deliver 2000mA to the device even tough its a 5000mA charger. However, if you have a 2000mA battery and the charger is 1000mA, then you may experience slower charging since the charger only deliver 1000mA.

    - Charles
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    12-15-14 09:56 PM
  14. thedose's Avatar
    It's been a while since I've used a playbook (sold mine a while back when Blackberry started to tank right before Lazaridis left).

    How long is the cable on the Playbook charger?

    I've been growing tired of how short the stock Passport charging cable is, was thinking if I'm gonna buy a longer cable, might as well just get a higher output charger as well, one that isn't aftermarket though.

    I was going to ask this question but I'm glad the OP beat me to it
    12-15-14 10:18 PM
  15. Carjackd's Avatar
    I've used the PlayBook charger for all my BB10 devices. No issues.
    My passport charger is still in the box.

    Posted two-handed via Passport
    Ditto!

    "Official International Accountant of the Peevishlicious Crew " via my Canadian Passport!!
    12-15-14 10:33 PM
  16. btolley's Avatar
    It's been a while since I've used a playbook (sold mine a while back when Blackberry started to tank right before Lazaridis left).

    How long is the cable on the Playbook charger?

    I've been growing tired of how short the stock Passport charging cable is, was thinking if I'm gonna buy a longer cable, might as well just get a higher output charger as well, one that isn't aftermarket though.

    I was going to ask this question but I'm glad the OP beat me to it
    I believe it is six feet, so nice and long too.

    Posted using my awesome Passport
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    12-15-14 10:38 PM
  17. Patrick Pierobon's Avatar
    Thanks for all the input!
    12-16-14 07:17 AM
  18. liteScribble's Avatar
    I'm doing that since day one. No issue

    Posted via CB10
    12-31-14 06:39 AM
  19. yamahammer's Avatar
    I was at Princess Auto in Winnipeg yesterday and they had a bin full of PlayBook chargers, selling for $5.00 each. Picked up two!

    Z10 STL 100-3 OS 10.3.1.1154
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    12-31-14 07:27 AM
  20. anon(870071)'s Avatar
    I do it, doesn't hurt the Passport at all my Playbook charger is rated at 1.8 Amps at 5 volt.

    The Passport charger that came with put's out 1,3 Amps at 5 volts, so it's not that big of a difference to begin with.

    The Passport uses a Snapdragon 801 soc and is thus compatible with Qualcomm's quick charge technology which can deliver up to 3 Amps at 5, 9 or 12 volts so it shouldn't hurt the Passport's components.

    Moreover BlackBerry has, in the past, confirmed the that the Playbook charger can be used with the BlackBerry Smartphone and the charge rate might be throttled depending on the battery your phone uses:
    http://btsc.webapps.blackberry.com/b...ListHelperImpl

    Posted via CB10
    I use the Ventev dual USB 2.1 amp with my Passport and it's fine. There's an Ic chip which regulates the charge/trickle charge and will never over charge your device!

    Posted via CB10
    12-31-14 07:31 AM
  21. anon(870071)'s Avatar
    Ventev dual USB charger block both ports are 2.1amp and really works great at rapid charging my devices!

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    12-31-14 07:34 AM
  22. PD in T-DOT's Avatar
    Wonder why my PB charger doesn't play nice with my passport given all the posts above?

    The charger works well with the z10.

    SQW100-1 I Rogers I 10.3.1.xxx
    01-04-15 09:14 AM
  23. blackbobaberry's Avatar
    I use the international 5V 2A charger since i had Q10,Z30 and PP,work great,no issues. Its fast and that the point,dont wanna wait ages to fully charge my phone,imo a joke to give a lower A charge for a 3450 battery... ok,slower charging might be more efficent,but as mentioned,never had any problems or got less battery performance

    Aquila non captat muscas
    01-04-15 09:34 AM
  24. anon4164832's Avatar
    I use an old charger I got with a BlackBerry from about three years ago or more. Exactly the same size housing as the PlayBook charger and has long cable, same as the PlayBook, but it's power output is even lower than the charger that came with the 9900 - I trickle charge overnight.

    This charger does not even make the phone warm in the slightest, which I feel is good given that a hot passport can develop a loose screen.

    Posted via CB10
    01-05-15 04:16 PM
  25. blackbobaberry's Avatar
    Also,the 2m long cord is a benefit too,compared to the shipped chargers...

    Aquila non captat muscas
    01-06-15 06:55 AM
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