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Forums Advisor III
Posts: 1,102
Registered: ‎12-03-2008
My Device: STORM 9530 on VERIZON 552 kbps

Is anyone using a car charger?

been thinking of getting one now that slacker is working good.

 

only thing is i was told not to use a car charger for the storm, even if its OEM, because if messes up the battery!

 

so, is anyone using it, and having success or failure?

 

thanks

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Posts: 61
Registered: ‎08-22-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Storm2 9550

Re: Is anyone using a car charger?

I use a Motorolla car charger but only if the battery is really low and never had any problems with using it. I didn't know you weren't suppose to use them, why not? I have to say I haven't used it much lately (in about a month) but my battery life has gone to hell in a hand basket the last week or two. Only getting a few hours of use before the battery gets pretty low. Everything is set to low or minimum for the power draining stuff, auto off every night and it doesn't get much use until after 1pm...dead by 9pm...anyway, good luck!
Elite II
Posts: 9,321
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: grameenphone

Re: Is anyone using a car charger?

You're told by whom?

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Forums Advisor III
Posts: 1,102
Registered: ‎12-03-2008
My Device: STORM 9530 on VERIZON 552 kbps

Re: Is anyone using a car charger?


tanzim wrote:
You're told by whom?

i was told by a vzw bb tech not to use a car charger, because it messes up the battery.

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Elite I
Posts: 6,657
Registered: ‎01-14-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z10
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Is anyone using a car charger?

I've got one (not OEM) that I use from time to time and I haven't had any issues with it...

 

I also hadn't heard that using a battery charger on the Storm was a bad idea, so I'm kinda curious where that came from as well.


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Guru I
Posts: 16,194
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: Is anyone using a car charger?

Hi Tawniah,

I too use an OEM car charger with no ill results. My Curve was on one all the time also.

I wouldn't say there is a difference between Motorola and the OEM, but I'd stick with

OEM just to be on the safe side. Won't void the warranty that way.

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Posts: 33
Registered: ‎01-13-2009
My Device: 9530 Storm

Re: Is anyone using a car charger?

Ordered 2 car & 2 wall chargers from one of the web sights that ship from China. One of the Car chargers was even Retractable. Have not left the Storm on the car charger very long, Mostly to just boost back up while at lunch. No issue with battery life. The one I got look similar to the one for 10X at VZ.

 

By the way. All 4 chargers and shipping from China was 20 bucks and some change.

 

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

Re: Is anyone using a car charger?

I use a car charger I got from Verizon and I have not had any issues.
Elite II
Posts: 9,321
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: grameenphone

Re: Is anyone using a car charger?

Probably he just gave his comment...I don't find any issue with it...as long as you're the original accessories.

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Forums Advisor I
Posts: 595
Registered: ‎11-29-2008
My Device: Storm2 (9550)
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Is anyone using a car charger?

I have two chargers, one I bought from the Verizon Retailer store the day I bought my Storm.  The other is the Griffin iTrip FM Transmitter and if I connect my USB cable to it, it will charge while using.  I have not noticed anything odd regarding my battery life.