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Old 07-23-2007, 11:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So if I use the BB charger, the BB charges
If I use a generic USB charger, it doesn't

It's as if the BB charger is spoofing a a PC with the BB driver installed.

What makes the BB charger different from a normal USB charger (used for connecting to a car ligher socket, for example)?

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Old 07-23-2007, 12:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So if I use the BB charger, the BB charges
If I use a generic USB charger, it doesn't

It's as if the BB charger is spoofing a a PC with the BB driver installed.

What makes the BB charger different from a normal USB charger (used for connecting to a car ligher socket, for example)?

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never heard of such a think. all of my USB cables work with my Blackberry 8700g
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Difference? The amount of juice coming down the pipe makes the difference.
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All usb chargers are not created equal. there are some that I have that will work with a BB and some not. something to do with the configuraiton of the usb charger and whether it is smart enough to detect a BB.

I have all of mine tagged whether they work or not with my bb.
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Yeah, I think some of them are wired up differently. I don't think there's any intelligence in them to detect anything...
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Difference? The amount of juice coming down the pipe makes the difference.
How much juice is optimal? I've experienced this problem with universal, $1 chargers that work well with MOT V3s but not on BBs, . . however, OEM Mot chargers are able to charge my BB's?
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The RAZR chargers will work for blackberries but not the other way around.

For a generic AC charger make sure it's output is 5V DC at 500ma (.5 a). This is the same output of your Computer's USB ports.
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