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pkjh 09-30-2012 10:52 PM

playbook car charger
I am going to buy a playbook car charger, and I was wondering if playbook car charger can charge BB9700 smartphone as well? Thanks.

daphne 10-01-2012 02:01 AM

Re: playbook car charger
I use the same car charger for my phone and PlayBook.

pkjh 10-01-2012 12:07 PM

Re: playbook car charger
I don't know if playbook car charger is too strong for phone 9700(different current),will it be damaging the phone or overcharging?

hrbuckley 10-01-2012 01:36 PM

Re: playbook car charger
RIM supports using the stock PlayBook charger as a BlackBerry smartphone charger. I have been using the same car charger with my PB and 9810 for 9 months. When I travel I only take the PlayBook travel charger.

pkjh 10-02-2012 05:11 PM

Re: playbook car charger
I just phoned a store ,they told me that playbook & smartphone are different car charger.

daphne 10-02-2012 07:45 PM

Re: playbook car charger
That's because it's in their best financial interest to sell you two even though you really need only one. But if you don't believe us here, you can go ahead and buy two and pay twice as much $$ as you really need to.

rambo47 10-02-2012 07:56 PM

Re: playbook car charger
I've charged my PlayBook in my car from a Samsung car charger with no ill effects. Basically, if the plug fits, use it.

knottyrope 10-03-2012 09:24 AM

Re: playbook car charger
with plabook in standby it will charge fairly fast, if using it the battery will drain slightly

you need a high amperage car charger and RIM does make one and a few after market places do make them as well. you need about 2 amps to really get the charge going and most car chargers supply .5 to .7 amps. I have one that does 1 amp and the phone charges quick and playbook with use will charge slowly.

pkjh 10-03-2012 12:04 PM

Re: playbook car charger
Thanks your good information.

pkjh 10-05-2012 12:54 PM

Re: playbook car charger
I bought a 1A output car charger yesterday,I think it will do for both playbook and smartphone.

Jase88 10-05-2012 10:01 PM

Re: playbook car charger
Blackberry devices are charged via USB (mini for older devices, micro for newer) which is a standard. Since it's an industry standard, you can't go wrong using chargers made to this specification.

nobody7290 10-06-2012 11:37 AM

Re: playbook car charger
this is not correct all the times:
I have a "Griffin Dual USB Car Charger PowerJolt". Will not charge my 9700, and not my playbook.

hrbuckley 10-06-2012 01:29 PM

Re: playbook car charger
It probably will if you get the correct cable. I have the HipStreet BlackBerry car charging set and it chares all my devices. To charge the BlackBerry devices I have to use the supplied BlackBerry cable.

nobody7290 10-06-2012 01:33 PM

Re: playbook car charger
Right, but, there is no cable with it supplied. A standard usb to micro usb (blackberry) cable does not change anything,
That was what i intended to say.
A USB connector is a standard, but, if the device can be charged or not depends on other things.
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knottyrope 10-08-2012 10:22 AM

Re: playbook car charger
Bes to test in a car when it is not running. That will prove if the charger is working or not.

a car has a 12 to 15 volt output that can be clean or dirty ( ac like spikes aka ripple )

My phone will not charge on my motorcylce unless at about 4000 RPM as the ripple on from charger circut is too high. when bike is not running it will charge fine too.

So it might not be the charger at all. it could be the alternator/charging circut in your vehicle.

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