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Regular Contributor
Posts: 55
Registered: ‎12-30-2008
My Device: Blackberry Storm

High Failure rate for Storm Car Chargers?

My wife and I have storms and BOTH of our Car Chargers have died.  We are now using an old (mini type connector) Blackberry charger with the Mini to Micro adapter.  Anyone else have their charger die after only a few months?



Trusted Contributor
Posts: 136
Registered: ‎12-26-2008
My Device: BB Passport and Z10
My Carrier: AT&T, and VZW

Re: High Failure rate for Storm Car Chargers?


I bought a dual USB charger that plugs into the cigarette lighter and use that with the USB mini cable to charge my Storm and the other USB port to charge my Bluetooth headset.  With the dual USB, you can charge both you and your wife's Storm at the same time.  They arent that expensive and can be purchased at Best Buy.  

Regular Contributor
Posts: 59
Registered: ‎12-01-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: High Failure rate for Storm Car Chargers?

As an alternate option you could purchase a Power Invertor which allows you to plug anything in.  That way you don't have to buy separate car chargers; just use your existing outlet charger.







Regular Contributor
Posts: 86
Registered: ‎04-10-2009
My Device: Storm

Re: High Failure rate for Storm Car Chargers?

What Gary said!  Buy an inverter.  Then you will not need to purchase a new car charger for every new device you buy--just use the included house charger that comes with each device.  I have an inverter in each of our vehicles--one even charges directly to USB, as well as having two 100v outlets.
Forums Advisor I
Posts: 700
Registered: ‎12-05-2008
My Device: Blackberry Storm 9530

Re: High Failure rate for Storm Car Chargers?

I Got This From Verizon

Its a Verizon AC/DC Charger

Great For Travelers

I can Find it on Verizonwireless.com But They Must have them in Their Corporate Stores


Regular Contributor
Posts: 62
Registered: ‎12-01-2008
My Device: Bold 9930
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: High Failure rate for Storm Car Chargers?

Wow! Nope never happened to me and I have had the Storm car charger since the phone came out.
Regular Contributor
Posts: 59
Registered: ‎07-09-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: High Failure rate for Storm Car Chargers?

Be careful where you buy your car charger from. In the past, I thought why paying Verizon $29.99 for a car charger while you can get it for less than 10 bucks from somewhere else (even thou they all made in China). End up the cheap car chargers blew up 2 phone batteries. Makes sense, the cheap one made for all equipments that fit the plug might draw too much current, no voltage regulator. If your phone take too much juice then your charger is burned out or otherway around damage your phone. Anyway, shop for a cheap OEM one.

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-17-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: High Failure rate for Storm Car Chargers?

Best car charger I foumd, and the cheapest option is at Radio Shack.  The charger cost about the same as other brand chargers, however this one has the option to use multiple tips.  Therefore when getting a new phone that is a different model from your current phone you don't have to buy the entire charger, only the tip for your new phone, about $10-12.