Originally Posted by archer6
I _only_ use the BlackBerry branded car charger. I've learned the hard way, and now only use chargers from the mfg of the phone. You can find these online at a good price, thus there is no reason to shortcut and use brand X. Why risk a BB that costs a few hundred dollars.
There are actually many good reasons to use another brand of charger. Probably most commonly, because you have multiple electronic items that charge from miniUSB, and you're smart enough to realize that USB is an industry specification, and therefore there's no good reason to carry around and use multiple chargers - and you're not risking your BB at all.
The only reason any miniUSB charger wouldn't charge your BB is if it doesn't supply enough power. Unless its defective, there's no way it can hurt your BB. And there's about as much chance of a defective BB branded one as there is with any other brand.