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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-12-2012
My Device: Touch 9860
My Carrier: Etisalat
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Voltage and charging

Just wanted to know if I could charge my phone with a 220v charger, I got the phone in Canada but I'm presently in Nigeria on holidays. I'm worried as Canada use 110v while Nigeria use 220v. I need help here, thanks guys
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Posts: 57,258
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: PRIV (6.0.1/AAF518), Z10/Z30/Q10 (10.3.2.2813), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: Voltage and charging

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

Look at your charger...it will have printing on it (might be raised letters of the same color...hard to read) of the voltage ranges it is capable of receiving. If it says "110 - 240v" (or something similar), then it'll be fine (well, as long as you have the proper prong adapter!). I've got US chargers (also 110v -- 5-15) and have used them all over the world with no problems at all.

Good luck!


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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-12-2012
My Device: Touch 9860
My Carrier: Etisalat

Re: Voltage and charging

I hope it won't damage my phone
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Posts: 57,258
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: PRIV (6.0.1/AAF518), Z10/Z30/Q10 (10.3.2.2813), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: Voltage and charging

It's your charger that is most important...if it can handle the voltage provided, then it will convert and provide the BB with what it requires. If it cannot handle the input, then it will fry and potentially fry your BB as well. That's why you MUST read the printing on your charger to be sure of what it can handle.

As I said, I've used mine all over the world, including in some relatively unstable (electrically) places...China, for instance. All was well.

No guarantees, of course...YMMV.

Good luck!


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Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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Re: Voltage and charging

the standard charger shipped (ice cube type with removable USB cord ) is rated for 110 to 220 VAC input.

 

My canada office never had an issue with over sea visits

 




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Posts: 33
Registered: ‎08-19-2010
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Voltage and charging

It won't damage your phone, or the charger. The original charger is made for either voltage and works fine. I use mine with both all the time and have for years.
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-07-2014
My Device: 9800 torch
My Carrier: vodafone

Re: Voltage and charging

can i use a charger which gives an output of 5.0v in 9800 torch

 




prateek
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Posts: 8,978
Registered: ‎01-05-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z30
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Voltage and charging


prateekmujoo wrote:

can i use a charger which gives an output of 5.0v in 9800 torch

 




Yes.

 

 

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