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Posts: 20
Registered: ‎04-19-2011
My Device: Blackberry Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Third Party Chargers

So I have a BB charger that is 5V and .750A and it charges the Playbook (slowly, but still).

 

I have a monoprice 2-usb port charger that is 5V/1A and while it charges everything else the Playbook won't charge (even if the other port is empty so all 1A is going to the PB).  Am I missing something?  I'm using the same BB supplied USB cord...

 

Is there something unique I should be looking for in buying a cheap spare charger?  Lenmar says this won't work either http://www.lenmar.com/Web/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=ACUSB2K#, but I just don't get why...

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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Third Party Chargers

The 1A rating on that charger is likely false.

 

Personally, I would advise you to purchase a non-usb rapid charger

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004XBZ728/ref=asc_df_B004XBZ7282064219?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=hyprod-20&li...

 

It doesn't use USB port, and saves on the wear on the USB port.

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