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Old 05-06-2011, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It seems to me the time to charge the PlayBook is excessive, but as I have said before I never had a tablet to have a comparison.

My unscientific test tonight started at 51% and it took exactly 2 hours to get to 100%.

Is that normal? This was probably the 9th or 10th time charging so it isn't a brand new battery. The lowest I have let it go was probably 30-35%.
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Oh, standard wall charger that came with it...
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I woke up with 19% (The lowest level I have been at)and have been charging for 1 hour 35 minutes with the standard wall charger. I am now at 79%

Seems ok.
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The charger that comes with it is a "travel" charger, so it is a compromise between charging capacity and portability. There are higher current chargers available, including a charging stand, that deliver higher charging current to the dedicated power port if you want faster charging. So far, I've found that a charge lasts a day or two of use and it is always fully charged if I plug it in over night.
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The high capacity magnetic charger (BlackBerry Rapid Travel Charger for PlayBook : Other Tablet Accessories - Future Shop) is worth the money. I think I was able to charge from from 35% in about an hour and a bit.
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I woke up with 19% (The lowest level I have been at)and have been charging for 1 hour 35 minutes with the standard wall charger. I am now at 79%

Seems ok.
EDIT: Ok, so got a complete charge (100%) from 19% with the standard wall charger in 2 hours 3 minutes.

I noticed the mag/quick charger only connects to the PB. I like the fact I can charge my BB with the PB charger really quickly.
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Compare these times with ... ohhh.. say... The Nook Color. You will then think the Playbook charger was developed by NASCAR!
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Default Re: Charging Time for PlayBook...

I turned off my playbook and left it plugged in and after 6 hours it stayed at 97%
does it charge when in the off state
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I turned off my playbook and left it plugged in and after 6 hours it stayed at 97%
does it charge when in the off state
No, it must be ON to charge....
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