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jerryg50
Posts: 1,200
Registered: ‎02-28-2009
My Device: Torch, Bold, Play Book, and Bluetooth HS-700

Re: Lithium battery myths dispelled

I used to design power supplies and charging systems for industrial equipment. These were fairly sophisticated. There is a lot involved. Battery and charging systems are very complex even though the basic principles seem to be simple. Making these work with reliability, long life, and safely are the main key objectives.

Jerry G.
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jerryg50
Posts: 1,200
Registered: ‎02-28-2009
My Device: Torch, Bold, Play Book, and Bluetooth HS-700

Re: Lithium battery myths dispelled

On the Playbook, while it is charging you can tap (click) on the battery symbol. This will allow you to see the percent of charge. If you leave the symbol active you will be able to see the progress of charge or discharge.

 

 

Jerry G.

 

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I'm rockin the BlackBerry Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook, BlackBerry Wireless Headset HS-700

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Re: Lithium battery myths dispelled

Thanks for the observation.

 




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cuse165
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Registered: ‎10-07-2009
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9930,Blackberry Playbook(32GB)

Re: Lithium battery myths dispelled

If you ask me the ACadapters are kinda cheep and dont  feel sterdy at all.

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jerryg50
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Re: Lithium battery myths dispelled

The beast you can have is the original Blackberry power adaptor. These are very high quality and very reliable.
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cuse165
Posts: 286
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My Device: Blackberry Bold 9930,Blackberry Playbook(32GB)

Re: Lithium battery myths dispelled

I agree the Blod charger I like the best. The ones that come with the PB just seem cheep and the rubber not strong at all. Mine broke the rubber came off.

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jerryg50
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Re: Lithium battery myths dispelled

I have the Playbook and use its charger daily. I've had no problems with it. I carry it around in my jacket pocket. I ordered a number of spares to keep at other locations. Also, I have the fast charger. It works verh well.

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cuse165
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Re: Lithium battery myths dispelled

Yes the fast charger works very well I use it where I use my PB the most. I also you my old smartphone chargers when I do not have my fast one. What one did you put the one with the dock or just the plug?

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jerryg50
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Re: Lithium battery myths dispelled

I you briefly press the red button for about a half second or less, the Playbook will sleep. If you hold it for more than about 6 seconds the Playbook will do a re-start.

 

Jerry G.

 

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Re: Lithium battery myths dispelled

Upograde to latest os 1.0.5 so you can charge while powered off.

 

Head over to the Inside BlackBerry Blog for more details of the changelog on this upgrade. 

 




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