1. Kraken72's Avatar
    Has anyone used the 5 foot Samsung USB with a BB10 device long enough to notice any abnormal effects such as eventual dropping of the charger threshold? For instance I had a Samsung Exhibit 4G that was 1.0a and after using exclusively this charger after 2 or 3 months the phone would die quicker. I know the BlackBerry OEM charger is 0.750a, would this Samsung OEM cord be a bad choice in the long OR short run? I want it mainly for the length. The charger I'm currently using during the day is a Griffin 0.750a USB with a LG base (Don't ask, bought 9900 used without charger and this was the ONLY charger I could ever use. Even the Griffin base or LG 0.7a USB didn't work until this specific combination) Now any MicroUSB will charge my Q10 but I'm afraid of vampiring the battery.

    Posted without the help of autocorrect on my Q10, 10.2.1.1925
    Last edited by Kraken72; 02-12-14 at 11:12 PM.
    02-11-14 08:36 PM
  2. Kraken72's Avatar
    Impatient bump as this gift card is burning a hole in my pocket!

    Posted without the help of autocorrect on my Q10, 10.2.1.1925
    02-11-14 09:02 PM
  3. maxiang's Avatar
    My suggestion would be to use the newer BlackBerry charger or better. Personally, I use an Apple iPhone power cube rated at 1A (1000mAh) for charging my Q directly or the external battery charger. Never cheap out on a charger
    http://www.berryreview.com/2013/02/1...gers-amperage/
    http://www.righto.com/2012/05/apple-...ality.html?m=1

    ~Sent via Carrier Pigeon~ Q10SQN100-1/10.2.1.1055
    02-11-14 11:34 PM
  4. Kraken72's Avatar
    This article is exactly why I was asking, lol. So I can use chargers of a higher voltage but not chargers of a lower voltage?

    Posted without the help of autocorrect on my Q10, 10.2.1.1925
    02-12-14 12:21 PM
  5. q649's Avatar
    This article is exactly why I was asking, lol. So I can use chargers of a higher voltage but not chargers of a lower voltage?

    Posted without the help of autocorrect on my Q10, 10.2.1.1925
    Chargers must be of the same voltage required by your phone. Higher current chargers will let your phone charge at up to the maximum rate that the onboard (phone) charge controller will allow (fast charge). Lower current chargers will work, but will charge slower. Some devices (like the playbook) require a minimum current level (~750mA), but most phones will charge at 500mA (max output of a computers USB port).
    02-12-14 12:33 PM
  6. Kraken72's Avatar
    Chargers must be of the same voltage required by your phone. Higher current chargers will let your phone charge at up to the maximum rate that the onboard (phone) charge controller will allow (fast charge)..
    You lost me a little bit with the first two sentences.

    Posted without the help of autocorrect on my Q10, 10.2.1.1925
    02-12-14 05:15 PM
  7. maxiang's Avatar
    You lost me a little bit with the first two sentences.

    Posted without the help of autocorrect on my Q10, 10.2.1.1925
    LOL!!! I know the feeling
    This kinda explains it in easier terms: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_th...ge_and_voltage
    Basically, voltage is pressure, amperage is current.
    Basic safety: do not buy no name cheap chargers. Now having said that, smartphones nowadays have smart charging circuits. They prevent the device from pulling more mA than what they are designed to handle...generally LOL!!! The biggest difference is that low mA chargers will charge more slowly.
    For PC USB it's usually 5 volts, 500mA. I belive that's the USB standard. The old BlackBerry chargers I believe were 750mA. The charger that came in my Q10's box is rated at 850mA. My Apple power cube is rated for 1000mA. My Belkin car charger is rated at 2100 mA. I have used all of those to charge my Q10, and the charging speed increases with each mA increase, except when comparing the Apple and Belkin chargers. I think the input mA for the Q10 is limited around 1000mA.
    So, that all rolls back to my original recommendations: use the charger that came in the box, or a name brand one that is rated at 1000mA.

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    02-12-14 09:31 PM
  8. BCITMike's Avatar
    Has anyone used the 5 foot Samsung USB with a BB10 device long enough to notice any abnormal effects such as eventual dropping of the charger threshold? For instance I had a Samsung Exhibit 4G that was 1.0mA and after using exclusively this charger after 2 or 3 months the phone would die quicker. I know the BlackBerry OEM charger is 0.750mA, would this Samsung OEM cord be a bad choice in the long OR short run? I want it mainly for the length. The charger I'm currently using during the day is a Griffin 0.750mA USB with a LG base (Don't ask, bought 9900 used without charger and this was the ONLY charger I could ever use. Even the Griffin base or LG 0.7mA USB didn't work until this specific combination) Now any MicroUSB will charge my Q10 but I'm afraid of vampiring the battery.

    Posted without the help of autocorrect on my Q10, 10.2.1.1925
    FYI, In case you missed it, you are off by 1000. You don't mean 0.7mA, you mean 0.7A, or 700mA.
    02-12-14 09:42 PM
  9. maxiang's Avatar
    EDIT: oh, and for myself I only use Apple cubes to charge now. They're well made, charge quickly, and I have a bunch of them

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    Last edited by maxiang; 02-13-14 at 07:10 AM.
    02-12-14 09:51 PM
  10. ThunderShock2005's Avatar
    I have the 1.8Ah charger that used to come with the Playbook and I love it. You should try it! It's cheap on Amazon.com too!

    Posted from my BlackBerry Q10 on AT&T
    02-12-14 10:05 PM
  11. Kraken72's Avatar
    I have the 1.8Ah charger that used to come with the Playbook and I love it. You should try it! It's cheap on Amazon.com too!

    Posted from my BlackBerry Q10 on AT&T
    My priority is length. You wouldn't happen to have the measurements, would you?

    Posted without the help of autocorrect on my Q10, 10.2.1.1925
    02-12-14 11:08 PM
  12. Kraken72's Avatar
    So the general consensus is higher the amperage, the faster the charge. But are there any negatives to using one rated higher than stock? Charge time doesn't bother me but thanks y'all for the info.

    Posted without the help of autocorrect on my Q10, 10.2.1.1925
    02-12-14 11:09 PM
  13. Kraken72's Avatar
    FYI, In case you missed it, you are off by 1000. You don't mean 0.7mA, you mean 0.7A, or 700mA.
    Yea, I noticed that but never got around to editing it. I also posted this in General and made the correction there. My apologies for any unwarranted confusion.

    Posted without the help of autocorrect on my Q10, 10.2.1.1925
    02-12-14 11:11 PM
  14. chaddeus's Avatar
    You guys need to remember that the phone draws power from the charger. The "largest" amont it can draw is equal to the capacity of the battery. So if you have a 2A charger but a 1A battery, it will only draw 1A power from charger.

    So if you have a 1A battery, having a 2A or 1.5A charger is pointless. On the other hand, if you have a 2A battery, you will see a faster charging time when you use a 2A charger compared to 1A charger.

    - Charles
    02-13-14 03:46 AM
  15. maxiang's Avatar
    So the general consensus is higher the amperage, the faster the charge. But are there any negatives to using one rated higher than stock? Charge time doesn't bother me but thanks y'all for the info.

    Posted without the help of autocorrect on my Q10, 10.2.1.1925
    This Playbook charger is rated for 1.8A, cord length is 6ft http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004OZ...bUvbUpU9996254
    Using a charger that is rated for a higher mA than stock is fine.

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    02-13-14 07:20 AM
  16. ThunderShock2005's Avatar
    My priority is length. You wouldn't happen to have the measurements, would you?

    Posted without the help of autocorrect on my Q10, 10.2.1.1925
    I don't know the length but it's very very long.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Q10 on AT&T
    05-27-14 02:59 PM

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