09-26-13 03:40 PM
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  1. ssbtech's Avatar
    Is it safe to use the PlayBook's charger on the Z10? I know the output current from the charger is higher than the Z10's charger, but that shouldn't have an impact unless the phone's charging circuit for some reason draws more than is safe for the battery.
    09-24-13 01:16 AM
  2. BergerKing's Avatar
    The PlayBook charger was designed to also safely charge your BlackBerry Phone. That's the simple skinny for ya.
    00stryder likes this.
    09-24-13 01:27 AM
  3. 00stryder's Avatar
    Yep using it right now. No damage as far as I can tell. Monitoring Battery Guru periodically shows that the phone doesn't draw a full charge all the time or even if it needs it, seems to be able to regulate how much power it draws from the charger.

    Posted via CB10 on my white Z10 & lovin' it!
    09-24-13 01:27 AM
  4. SUBLIMINALLYINCORRECT's Avatar
    Been using the playbook charger to charge the z10 since day one of owning. No problems here and it charges helluva lot faster than the stock charger unit.
    09-24-13 01:32 AM
  5. southlander's Avatar
    Yes. In fact it's all I use. Faster.

    Z10STL100-4/10.2.0.1443
    09-24-13 01:33 AM
  6. malingering's Avatar
    Can't guarantee but I'm using it everyday... faster, for sure..

    Posted via CB10
    09-24-13 01:41 AM
  7. SK122387's Avatar
    He1l yeah. I pretty much ONLY use the PlayBook charger.

    In fact, my original PlayBook charger that I've had since May, 2011, just started acting up, where it would only work if I held the plug in at a weird angle.

    I wanted a new one so badly, because the charger the Z10 and Q10 comes with takes forever to charge them. I found BRAND NEW ones on ebay for $7.99 (free shipping). Now I'm back to quick charges.
    09-24-13 01:53 AM
  8. The Aficionado's Avatar
    I find that the battery drains faster if i use the pb charger

    Quicker charge, quicker drain

    Posted via CB10
    09-24-13 02:14 AM
  9. 00stryder's Avatar
    I find that the battery drains faster if i use the pb charger

    Quicker charge, quicker drain

    Posted via CB10
    Occasionally this happens with me as well.

    Posted via CB10 on my white Z10 & lovin' it!
    09-24-13 02:20 AM
  10. Magnetic_dud's Avatar
    I always use the playbook charger from day one have use it's much faster than the stock one

    Posted via Z10
    09-24-13 03:01 AM
  11. ssbtech's Avatar
    Answering my own question here:

    Charging Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Increasing the charge current does not hasten the full-charge state by much. Although the battery reaches the voltage peak quicker with a fast charge, the saturation charge will take longer accordingly. The amount of charge current applied simply alters the time required for each stage; Stage 1 will be shorter but the saturation Stage 2 will take longer. A high current charge will, however, quickly fill the battery to about 70 percent.
    paper_monkey likes this.
    09-24-13 03:08 AM
  12. mnc76's Avatar
    Yes. In fact, it's the only charger I use with my Z10.

    Posted via CB10 on my BlackBerry Z10
    09-24-13 06:33 AM
  13. potatoguy's Avatar
    use mine to charge my Z10 all the time, works great
    09-24-13 06:37 AM
  14. FirstBerry101's Avatar
    Yes PlayBook one works good for me. Its older charges that don't work well.. kinda trickle charge it.

    Posted via CB10
    09-24-13 07:14 AM
  15. FF22's Avatar
    The "standard" Playbook charger is sold by BB as the "rapid charger" for their phones. I used it with my 9930 for more than a year with no issues whatsoever and have been using it with the z10 but only for a bit more than a week (for how long I've had the z10)
    curvezzz likes this.
    09-24-13 10:41 AM
  16. Anonymous94587689's Avatar
    from Five Answer Friday

    Can I use my BlackBerry PlayBook tablet charger with my BlackBerry smartphone?
    The answer to this question will depend on your model of BlackBerry smartphone. A BlackBerry PlayBook tablet charges or connects to a computer through a Micro USB connection. If your BlackBerry smartphone utilizes a Micro USB connection, then yes, your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet charger will also charge your smartphone.
    09-24-13 10:51 AM
  17. jcarlos100's Avatar
    Yea man its safe I forgot where on crackberry they said this but there was an article that said it was ok and iv been using my pb charger since early April on my z10 from Tmobile

    Posted via CB10
    09-24-13 11:04 AM
  18. jdcfinisher's Avatar
    Been using it since Feb. Charges faster . My daughter has started to use it for her new HTC1 when she discovered it charges faster. May have to get a new one for myself.

    Posted via Z10
    09-24-13 12:09 PM
  19. FF22's Avatar
    Here's the link to the Premium Charger - note in the comments that it can be used for the Playbook. That's because it is the PB charger.

    BlackBerry Premium Charger - ShopBlackBerry.com

    Ah, well, the PB's link to the same charger - scroll down for the image and link:

    http://us.blackberry.com/playbook-ta...cessories.html
    09-24-13 01:17 PM
  20. SEAWARRIOR's Avatar
    The "standard" Playbook charger is sold by BB as the "rapid charger" for their phones. I used it with my 9930 for more than a year with no issues whatsoever and have been using it with the z10 but only for a bit more than a week (for how long I've had the z10)
    wow, so ya broke down & got it??? did the bridge update fix things??? read some features removed...
    09-24-13 01:53 PM
  21. ranzabar's Avatar
    Yes

    Posted via my BlackBerry Z10
    09-24-13 02:12 PM
  22. tushargkwd's Avatar
    I use my PlayBook charger occasionally when I need to charge my phone quickly...
    It does not harm the phone in any way.
    Though usually I use the normal phone charger in the bedside.

    Posted via the awesome Z10 STL100-1/10.1.0.4633
    09-24-13 02:18 PM
  23. New_Z10's Avatar
    It's the only one I use except the premium car charger and it's great!

    Posted via CB10
    09-24-13 02:29 PM
  24. KemKev's Avatar
    Been using it since Feb. Charges faster . My daughter has started to use it for her new HTC1 when she discovered it charges faster. May have to get a new one for myself.
    Or get her to buy one for herself
    09-24-13 02:36 PM
  25. FF22's Avatar
    wow, so ya broke down & got it??? did the bridge update fix things??? read some features removed...
    There are some things we don't discuss in polite society!

    As I wrote elsewhere, I decided to push my comfort level and try a full touchscreen. I went with a private sale at a reasonable price so my Verizon upgrade will still be out there and I did not lose UNlimited data.

    I seriously miss the FULL BRIDGE. Why should I have to carry my phone down to the living room when the PB could provide my email, contacts, calendar, etc. And not by duplicating all of my accounts on the pb. Bridge was PERFECT. BB blew it - that opinion will not change unless they restore it and I doubt that they will.

    I also seriously miss BIS. It provided terrific FILTERS on email so that my phone only got email from selected friends and relatives. The other stuff was retrieved on my computer. What a loss.
    SEAWARRIOR likes this.
    09-24-13 03:58 PM
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