1. Ansovald's Avatar
    With every new phone regardless the brand it seems the charger changes somewhat, my question is has I have a bold 9900 right now ( plan to update any day now ) will my home charger/car charger work on the Z10 ? will it charge at the same speed as the charger that comes with the Z10 or will it be slower? cause I really don't want to buy new chargers for that one reason.
    02-11-13 03:25 PM
  2. raino's Avatar
    It looks like the phones ship with the same 750 mA charger as a 9900, so compatibility wise you'll be fine. However, the standard Z10 battery has a larger capacity than a standard 9900 battery, so it would take longer to charge from a 750 mA charger. Just eyeballing the numbers, if it took you 1 hour to charge the 9900 battery with the current charger, it would take you 1.5 to charge the Z10 battery with the same charger (1800/1200.) So it's up to you, whether 1.5x the current charging time is acceptable to you or not.

    Personally, I'd invest in a 1A or higher charger. The Z10 is a battery hog relative to older BBs and if you find yourself charging the phone often, a quicker charger will do you good. I have a 2A charger for my GS3, and it's amazing how quickly it charges the phone, especially compared to the standard 700-750 mA charger.
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    02-11-13 04:21 PM
  3. bbmtna's Avatar
    It looks like the phones ship with the same 750 mA charger as a 9900, so compatibility wise you'll be fine. However, the standard Z10 battery has a larger capacity than a standard 9900 battery, so it would take longer to charge from a 750 mA charger. Just eyeballing the numbers, if it took you 1 hour to charge the 9900 battery with the current charger, it would take you 1.5 to charge the Z10 battery with the same charger (1800/1200.) So it's up to you, whether 1.5x the current charging time is acceptable to you or not.

    Personally, I'd invest in a 1A or higher charger. The Z10 is a battery hog relative to older BBs and if you find yourself charging the phone often, a quicker charger will do you good. I have a 2A charger for my GS3, and it's amazing how quickly it charges the phone, especially compared to the standard 700-750 mA charger.
    Dang that's a much better response then the answer I was gonna give. Let me give you a sneak at what I was going to say - "Yes".

    Glad you beat me to it lol

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    02-11-13 04:42 PM
  4. Double_J75's Avatar
    Great answer. I trying to find my stock playbook charger so I can speed up the charge time.
    02-11-13 05:22 PM
  5. Ansovald's Avatar
    im not usally a heavy user to being with other than the tunein app i use while at work but my bb is plugged in while i use that app so a slow charge is ok for me but i do have a playbook charger so it seems im covered in all areas.

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    02-11-13 05:46 PM
  6. FSeverino's Avatar
    Great answer. I trying to find my stock playbook charger so I can speed up the charge time.
    Yup, PB charger rocks the Z10... charges super fast.

    The Z10 does come with a charger, but it uses the micro usb for it... which is good because... you can leave a micro usb cable at work and one at home and JUST transfer/carry the adapter. It has saved me a lot of pocket space, i just with the prongs flipped in like the pb charger.
    02-11-13 05:56 PM
  7. elmit22's Avatar
    i use my PB charger and it does a great fast job of charging my Z10. i find that charging off the Home P.C is very slow
    02-11-13 07:21 PM
  8. southlander's Avatar
    I just use PlayBook chargers on all my devices. Fast. They sell those here on CB (shop CrackBerry).
    02-11-13 07:31 PM
  9. FSeverino's Avatar
    i use my PB charger and it does a great fast job of charging my Z10. i find that charging off the Home P.C is very slow
    Pc charger cable is mostly just to make sure it doesn't die while you sync it.

    Posted using CrackBerry App on BB10
    02-11-13 07:55 PM
  10. raino's Avatar
    i use my PB charger and it does a great fast job of charging my Z10. i find that charging off the Home P.C is very slow
    USB ports on older computers are worse than the standard charger that came with your phone! They provide only 500 mA of juice. Newer computers (laptops only?) come with one or more special USB ports that provide 1A. Pretty nifty.
    Last edited by raino; 02-11-13 at 08:29 PM.
    02-11-13 08:07 PM
  11. Emu the Foo's Avatar
    I don't think they have changed the charger since the 9700. 5 years at least. Use micro usb on motox and galaxy s 1 too. But, as everyone has stated it will work but if u can use the playbook charger. Amazon(dot)com or cb store
    02-11-13 08:31 PM

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