£2.99 BlackBerry Portable PlayBook International Travel Charger with UK/EU/NA/AUS Adapter - Black @ Amazon sold by Accessories-4-All
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£2.99 BlackBerry Portable PlayBook International Travel Charger with UK/EU/NA/AUS Adapter - Black @ Amazon sold by Accessories-4-All

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Found 13th Sep 2014
2.99 delivered just now, might as well get one.

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I got one recently to charge my phone as it has a micro USB plug. Is much faster than charger supplied by Nokia

I wouldn't use this on anything new and expensive but for my £70 tab and £40 phone I don't mind risking the battery.

It is a lot faster than the original chargers.

I just bought two more. YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU MIGHT NEED THREE OF THEM.

Plus, so cheeeeeeeeaaaap.

These are good pieces of kit - has a built-in safeguard to not overcharge.

Bought some of these recently from a similar post/same price on HUKD - gets 45% charge in minutes, nearing full sithin the hour!

HedgyHoggy

I wouldn't use this on anything new and expensive but for my £70 tab and … I wouldn't use this on anything new and expensive but for my £70 tab and £40 phone I don't mind risking the battery.It is a lot faster than the original chargers.



Why on earth not? there is no risk, considerably less risk than those that buy no name nasty chargers on ebay on their £500 smartphone! - this should be a genuine Blackberry high amp charger, it won't over charge devices that originally came with a 500mAh charger.

This will work fine with pretty much any micro USB charged device.

The Euro/US adaptors make this a superb travelling charger too.

Edited by: "spannerzone" 13th Sep 2014

spannerzone

Why on earth not? there is no risk, considerably less risk than those … Why on earth not? there is no risk, considerably less risk than those that buy no name nasty chargers on ebay on their £500 smartphone! - this should be a genuine Blackberry high amp charger, it won't over charge devices that originally came with a 500mAh charger.This will work fine with pretty much any micro USB charged device. The Euro/US adaptors make this a superb travelling charger too.



'Why on earth not? there is no risk' - clearly there is a risk of damaging the battery or overheating the device being charged if you are sending more than the designed-for amount power into it. Now, you will say that there is a safety feature so it can't overcharge, to which I will say 'so why don't all decent manufacturers make their chargers this powerful?'

Clearly there has to be a reason. Sony or Samsung would love to be able to say 'This model charges 50% faster than last years!' - but that never happens. They keep using the same 1amp chargers. Clearly it's not a matter of cost, because these are selling for £3 - which means they cost (at most) that to produce and ship. So the logical answer that remiains is that charging batteries at 2.0amp is bad for the battery health compared to 1.0amp.

I thought the device draws the current it needs from the DC output, not the output pushing amps into the device... so if the device is set to draw its maximum that's all it will take in... ?
I think there must be a component cost inside the AC-DC adaptor, sticking with the 1A gubbings for a year or 2 when the device doesn't need more means you bulk buy adaptors, changing to a faster ampage each year means more cost...
Edited by: "mcek" 13th Sep 2014

Stopped using mine as it has killed the battery life on Moto G.

Thomablue

Stopped using mine as it has killed the battery life on Moto G.



How do you know this is to blame?

HedgyHoggy

'Why on earth not? there is no risk' - clearly there is a risk of … 'Why on earth not? there is no risk' - clearly there is a risk of damaging the battery or overheating the device being charged if you are sending more than the designed-for amount power into it. Now, you will say that there is a safety feature so it can't overcharge, to which I will say 'so why don't all decent manufacturers make their chargers this powerful?'Clearly there has to be a reason. Sony or Samsung would love to be able to say 'This model charges 50% faster than last years!' - but that never happens. They keep using the same 1amp chargers. Clearly it's not a matter of cost, because these are selling for £3 - which means they cost (at most) that to produce and ship. So the logical answer that remiains is that charging batteries at 2.0amp is bad for the battery health compared to 1.0amp.



Someone needs to read up on his physics.

mcek

I thought the device draws the current it needs from the DC output, not … I thought the device draws the current it needs from the DC output, not the output pushing amps into the device... so if the device is set to draw its maximum that's all it will take in... ?I think there must be a component cost inside the AC-DC adaptor, sticking with the 1A gubbings for a year or 2 when the device doesn't need more means you bulk buy adaptors, changing to a faster ampage each year means more cost...



Correct, this will allow a device to draw UP TO 2AMPs - the device will determine how much current is drawn

Considering buying for my raspberry pi, I've never had issues with 700ma charger but tried overclocking the other day and it couldn't hack it. Bargain at this price.

Wondering what size hdd it contains as the description states
Box Contains
WD Elements SE Portable hard drive
USB 3.0 cable
Quick install guide

have used my blackberry playbook charger for years charging everything . s4 , nokia 620, s3, lenovo tablet etc.
No probs.

Until we got one of those Anker 4 port USB chargers we always reached for the playbook charger to charge our devices, really efficient micro usb chargers.

At this sort of price even handy for a reliable output for powering a raspberry pi.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 13th Sep 2014

Ordered a couple but can anyone reliably confirm that they are genuine Blackberry? Don't want one spontaneously combusting or similar!

I got 4 of these, they are so good. They are great as a travel charger for holidays, as well as UK use, but never had a problem with depleted battery life on a nexus 5, and also use one for an iPad with a lightning adaptor.

I believe this charger is also the same spec as the quick charger that google now sell for the nexus 5 at £9.99.

Charges my nexus from flat in about an hour, maybe less..

extremetech.com/com…ble

Some info on USB charging in case anyone worried about over charging your device etc. There is a bit that explains about how your device will only draw the power it needs.
Edited by: "chrisbenwalker" 13th Sep 2014

Got this with my playbook, i also used it with my blackberry and s4. it does charge the playbook fine, and charges the phones very quick., but the quicker they charge the quicker the batteries run out.

HedgyHoggy

'Why on earth not? there is no risk' - clearly there is a risk of … 'Why on earth not? there is no risk' - clearly there is a risk of damaging the battery or overheating the device being charged if you are sending more than the designed-for amount power into it. Now, you will say that there is a safety feature so it can't overcharge, to which I will say 'so why don't all decent manufacturers make their chargers this powerful?'Clearly there has to be a reason. Sony or Samsung would love to be able to say 'This model charges 50% faster than last years!' - but that never happens. They keep using the same 1amp chargers. Clearly it's not a matter of cost, because these are selling for £3 - which means they cost (at most) that to produce and ship. So the logical answer that remiains is that charging batteries at 2.0amp is bad for the battery health compared to 1.0amp.



The voltage needs to be correct. The device will draw however much current it requires.
See also: being able to run a 40w light bulb and a 2-3000w kettle off the same 240v house mains.

liamf12

Considering buying for my raspberry pi, I've never had issues with 700ma … Considering buying for my raspberry pi, I've never had issues with 700ma charger but tried overclocking the other day and it couldn't hack it. Bargain at this price.



Runs my 512MB model B at 950MHz ok, and a WD Elements USB HD plugged in to the Pi too.

HedgyHoggy

'Why on earth not? there is no risk' - clearly there is a risk of … 'Why on earth not? there is no risk' - clearly there is a risk of damaging the battery or overheating the device being charged if you are sending more than the designed-for amount power into it. Now, you will say that there is a safety feature so it can't overcharge, to which I will say 'so why don't all decent manufacturers make their chargers this powerful?'Clearly there has to be a reason. Sony or Samsung would love to be able to say 'This model charges 50% faster than last years!' - but that never happens. They keep using the same 1amp chargers. Clearly it's not a matter of cost, because these are selling for £3 - which means they cost (at most) that to produce and ship. So the logical answer that remiains is that charging batteries at 2.0amp is bad for the battery health compared to 1.0amp.




Are you the person that only fills their fuel tank half way in case your car goes to fast??

Like the chap said, read up on your physics.

rincage

Are you the person that only fills their fuel tank half way in case your … Are you the person that only fills their fuel tank half way in case your car goes to fast??Like the chap said, read up on your physics.



I've just re-read all of Maxwells writings on electromagnetism, and can confirm he doesn't mention Blackberry Playbook chargers.

As for filling a fuel tank, yes I do fill it only halfway, as it is more efficient.

P.S. I drive a Chieftan tank.
Edited by: "HedgyHoggy" 13th Sep 2014

Thanks for this. I bought one recently and it charges superbly fast. Just bought a couple more.

HedgyHoggy

I've just re-read all of Maxwells writings on electromagnetism, and can … I've just re-read all of Maxwells writings on electromagnetism, and can confirm he doesn't mention Blackberry Playbook chargers. As for filling a fuel tank, yes I do fill it only halfway, as it is more efficient.P.S. I drive a Chieftan tank.



Think about your household electrical devices, the supply to your house can power everything like the cooker, the fridge, the phone charger, the ice tumbler and train set etc but turning on one single lightbulb doesn't meant it gets the entire household's potential amps shoved into it and cause it to explode or run too brightly.... the lightbulb politely just takes watt it needs and nothing more.

Besford

Ordered a couple but can anyone reliably confirm that they are genuine … Ordered a couple but can anyone reliably confirm that they are genuine Blackberry? Don't want one spontaneously combusting or similar!



The last 2 I got from Amazon third party sellers were both genuine and came in the same basic blackberry plastic bag (no box) and appear at close up inspection to be identical to other genuine BB chargers.

RRP of £29.99 is just ridiculous .....

Probably the best micro-USB charger available. I have several, but with so many devices I now use the 40W chargers from Anker et al.

spannerzone

The last 2 I got from Amazon third party sellers were both genuine and … The last 2 I got from Amazon third party sellers were both genuine and came in the same basic blackberry plastic bag (no box) and appear at close up inspection to be identical to other genuine BB chargers.



Thank you.

Awesome charger. bought two last time. heat added

the seller mentioned does not supply an AUS adaptor just a thought.
brought the next one down the list for a few pennies extra

pantaiema

RRP of £29.99 is just ridiculous .....


RRP is ridiculous. There, fixed it for you.

lanoormohamed

the seller mentioned does not supply an AUS adaptor just a … the seller mentioned does not supply an AUS adaptor just a thought.brought the next one down the list for a few pennies extra



Fair point! Thanks hadn't noticed

Best charger out there, and I've been through a lot.

eBay item no 171168431769 100% original but 96p more

rincage

Are you the person that only fills their fuel tank half way in case your … Are you the person that only fills their fuel tank half way in case your car goes to fast??



Lol

lanoormohamed

the seller mentioned does not supply an AUS adaptor just a … the seller mentioned does not supply an AUS adaptor just a thought.brought the next one down the list for a few pennies extra


Yes you're right, the last one I bought didn't come with the AUS or the US adaptor, I contacted the seller and they sent me the US adaptor (I didn't ask for the AUS one)

Thanks OP, just ordered one. Surprisingly hard to get cheap and good high amp USB chargers. My last couple (all £6+) died after a few months!

Is the aus adapter like China plug....like the US only with pins on a slant?

pibpob

RRP is ridiculous. There, fixed it for you.



Indeed, look at here for instance
amazon.co.uk/Gen…ger

Non adapter is just £2.85

bought 3. best buy this year.
charging nexus 5 and s3 in no time.

1 for me and 1 for FIL for his Nexus10 which takes hours to charge on the bundled charger, heat
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