1. monty1977's Avatar
    Is this normal? It's a huge battery and I have no complaints about the amount of time I get out of it (two days easily, often two and a half), but what do other Passport owners experience?

    Posted with my Passport
    01-14-15 06:42 AM
  2. shai404's Avatar
    I've only had my passport for two days and I notice it's not charging at a rapid rate but the battery is amazing!!!! My iPhone charges in no time and dies in no time lol so......

    Posted via CB10
    01-14-15 07:13 AM
  3. lonestar1135's Avatar
    Grab one of these:

    http://www.amazon.com/Blackberry-Fol...UvbUpU11257618

    It's a rapid charger. Works with Passport and any other micro USB device.

    Mine goes from 15% to 100% in about an hour.

    Posted via CB10
    01-14-15 07:19 AM
  4. Gadgetgirl38's Avatar
    Also put it in airplane mode to charge.....mine charges within 2 hours by doing this.
    jojo beaconsfield likes this.
    01-14-15 07:23 AM
  5. mamgu04's Avatar
    Yes I know what you mean. I too expected it to take longer to charge but as long as it keeps lasting for 36 + hours I think it must be okay.

    Amazing Blackberry Passport! SQW100-1. 10-3-0-908
    01-14-15 07:25 AM
  6. shai404's Avatar
    Grab one of these:

    http://www.amazon.com/Blackberry-Fol...UvbUpU11257659

    It's a rapid charger. Works with Passport and any other micro USB device.

    Mine goes from 15% to 100% in about an hour.

    Posted via CB10
    Thanks just ordered!!

    Posted via CB10
    01-14-15 07:42 AM
  7. homer1475's Avatar
    I have used my old PB chargers every since the PB came out, on my 9900, z10, and now my PP. Takes little to no time to charge(roughly 2 to 3 hours), and have not seen a degradation in battery performance or life.
    01-14-15 08:10 AM
  8. monty1977's Avatar
    Grab one of these:

    http://www.amazon.com/Blackberry-Fol...UvbUpU11257776

    It's a rapid charger. Works with Passport and any other micro USB device.

    Mine goes from 15% to 100% in about an hour.

    Posted via CB10
    Thanks for this, I'll probably order one!


    Posted with my Passport
    01-14-15 08:33 AM
  9. monty1977's Avatar
    Also put it in airplane mode to charge.....mine charges within 2 hours by doing this.
    Good tip, I'll try this. Thanks!

    Posted with my Passport
    01-14-15 08:36 AM
  10. kasedillz's Avatar
    I'm using a Playbook charger and it's really fast.
    Am I damaging my battery long term if I keep doing this????

    Posted via CB10
    01-14-15 08:42 AM
  11. iToya's Avatar
    I'm using a Playbook charger and it's really fast.
    Am I damaging my battery long term if I keep doing this????

    Posted via CB10
    Nope!

    Typed and swiped from my Passport.
    kasedillz likes this.
    01-14-15 08:47 AM
  12. monty1977's Avatar
    Does the Playbook charger use a microUSB?

    Posted with my Passport
    01-14-15 12:53 PM
  13. W1ck3D86's Avatar
    Try the playbook charger if u have one
    01-14-15 12:53 PM
  14. kyoiskyo's Avatar
    Grab one of these:

    http://www.amazon.com/Blackberry-Fol...UvbUpU11258656

    It's a rapid charger. Works with Passport and any other micro USB device.

    Mine goes from 15% to 100% in about an hour.

    Posted via CB10
    Rapid chargers deteriorate the battery quickly
    01-14-15 12:56 PM
  15. yessuz's Avatar
    Is this normal? It's a huge battery and I have no complaints about the amount of time I get out of it (two days easily, often two and a half), but what do other Passport owners experience?

    Posted with my Passport
    What charger do you use? Generic, or BlackBerry's?
    BlackBerry's OEM charger provides 1300 mah charge, while some generic chargers or usb port provide just 500

    Posted via fantastic BlackBerry Passport. Damn, this thing is so awesome, that I am short of words to describe it's awesomenes. Like Majestic As...
    01-14-15 12:58 PM
  16. fanisk's Avatar
    2 hours with the original European charger that came with the phone.

    Sent from my BlackBerry Passport
    01-14-15 01:38 PM
  17. miketedeschi's Avatar
    Grab one of these:

    Amazon.com: Blackberry Folding Blade Charger for Playbook (Black): Computers & Accessories

    It's a rapid charger. Works with Passport and any other micro USB device.

    Mine goes from 15% to 100% in about an hour.

    Posted via CB10
    the stock charger is 1400mA and the PB one you suggest is 1800mA. Assuming the Passport will draw more than 1400mA (i think it does also) I don't see it doubling the speed from his 4 hours, to your 2 hours to charge.

    Either the 4 hour guy has horrible service and high data use, or something else is going on. That's a big difference.
    01-14-15 01:49 PM
  18. shai404's Avatar
    Used the charger that came with the PP today and it's charging much faster.

    Posted via CB10
    01-14-15 01:50 PM
  19. miketedeschi's Avatar
    that being said, I have a 2100mA car charger made for iPads, and my passport charges faster with that than any other bricks. Also pay attention to the USB cable, a cheap one WILL slow you down a lot, trust me.
    01-14-15 01:51 PM
  20. olee2222's Avatar
    Good point about the usb cable!

    My Passport charges between 2-3h with the standard cable and charger.

    Posted via CB10
    01-14-15 02:13 PM
  21. olee2222's Avatar
    But closer to 3h.

    Posted via CB10
    01-14-15 02:14 PM
  22. yvpan1's Avatar
    yeah, it's kinda slow to charge, but i'm using the PB rapid charger, not bad though, 25% to full in about 2-2.5 hours compared to 3+ hours with the standard charger..

    i wish the latest 10.3.1 OS will unleash the snapdragon's Quick Charge that will charge this beast faster!! a good battery life is a plus, but a good battery life + a quick charging time is a MUST!
    fostay likes this.
    01-14-15 06:53 PM
  23. Viet Ton's Avatar
    Is there something wrong with my charger? It takes forever to charge. And unlike what you guys have been saying about your charger, my Passport charger is only 5V-750 mA while my Q10 is even better at 850 mA? Did I get a bad charger or what? and I'm in the UK, maybe there's a law in EU that prohibit things like that *wth*
    01-20-15 06:50 PM
  24. draconis123's Avatar
    I'm using a Playbook charger and it's really fast.
    Am I damaging my battery long term if I keep doing this????

    Posted via CB10
    Yes. Fast chargers equals more heat and heat is a major factor in longevity while charging.

    It's suggested if you're charging over night to use a trickle charger. The slower the better as it will produce much less heat.

    That being said if you're in a rush then use a fast charger. I have one in my car just in case.

    Posted via CrackBerry App
    01-21-15 02:55 PM

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