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Old 09-04-2006, 02:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have bought a Blackberry 7230 off an online auctions site without cables, and i am wondering what it would take to charge it off usb power, my camera and psp have cables that fit into the plug hole, i have installed the desktop system from the blackberry site and plugged it in but shows no life in charging, i do know that it works because is was shown to me working this morning, can anyone help?
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Old 09-04-2006, 07:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The mini USB cable should work fine for both charging and data. For wall charging, I would definifetly get one from a BlackBerry accessory company - there are sponsors here who sell the correct wall charger.
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The mini USB cable should work fine for both charging and data. For wall charging, I would definifetly get one from a BlackBerry accessory company - there are sponsors here who sell the correct wall charger.
Yes I have always heard that for NEXTEL phones you want an official wall charger that is specficily designed for that phone because they have something special in them that lets them charge right and lets them stop charging once its complete. They say its bad to buy cheap ones from like Wal-Mart and places of that nature. Now I know that Wal-Mart sells Motorola chargers now. I would assume this goes for the same with RIM's Blackberry devices. I bought a car charger for mine from my Nextel Rep. store and it was like $39 bucks. But well worth it if its gonna help protect my blackberry from over-charge and things of that nature.
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It's actually the charging circuitry in the device that stops the charging cycle, not the charger. The charger is just a voltage regulator (changing 110V AC into about 4 or 5V DC).

Two big reasons that companies say to use the "official" charger is that 1) if you lose the one that came with the phone, you have to buy another from them and 2) you can ensure that it's giving the correct DC voltage out to charge the device. If you get one that is even .5V higher than what's needed, you could damage the device severely.

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