04-14-13 04:57 AM
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  1. beanyman's Avatar
    I have tried my PB original charger on my 9700 and 8300 and found it charges fast. However, the charge causes the phones to drain fast for a few days even if it is put back on a regular charger. I have also completely screwed up the 8300 battery and had to change batteries completely. I don't recommend the PB charger for the old BBs, but still waiting on my Z10 so can't speak to that yet.
    03-16-13 08:07 AM
  2. Ben1232's Avatar
    I believe it's safe to charge with the PlayBook charger but it will reduce the life of the battery in the long run (until the battery will no longer be worth using). The batteries are pretty cheap in the uk at the moment. (20) so by the time the battery needs replacing, we may see them a lot cheaper.

    Btw I use my 9900's charger for the battery bundle to Z10 over night and my PlayBook's charger for short bursts.

    Oh and the oem BlackBerry dual rapid charger in the car.

    Posted via CB10
    03-17-13 09:36 AM
  3. chocol8thunda's Avatar
    I do the exact same thing. Seems to work fine.

    Posted via CB10
    03-17-13 09:43 AM
  4. Jerryg50's Avatar
    Rapid charging any battery will reduce its lifespan. Rapid charging is creating more internal heat in to the battery. At the same time the power control circuits in the phone are working harder to sustain proper charge current regulation. The charging process for Lithium batteries is fairly complex compared to the old simple days of charging lead acid batteries.
    03-17-13 10:03 AM
  5. nineinchnail1024's Avatar
    I feel like a dummy. I didn't even realize that the playbook usb charger and the Z10 usb charger charged at different rates. I've been using the playbook charger since day one because it was already in my nightstand and I've been using a dock charger for my playbook for over a year.
    04-14-13 02:36 AM
  6. juliankueh's Avatar
    I don't have a z10 yet but have been charging my 9900 and GNexus with the pb charger without issue for the past 15-18mths without any issue. I will be doing the same when I get my z10.
    Rakddon likes this.
    04-14-13 04:16 AM
  7. anon(4275744)'s Avatar
    It would be great if Blackberry can confirm that I can use my PB's charger for my Z10. The rapid charger is quick to fill the charge.
    I have been using my PlayBook wall charger for my Z10 since Feb 14, with no issues. Charges faster and doesn't seem to warm up the battrry at all. I will keep using it.
    04-14-13 04:57 AM
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