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    Can a Motorola charger be used with the pearl!?!?

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    Hello my blackberry buddies!

    I'm currently visiting my parent's with no charger for my pearl! And I won't be able to access one until late tomorrow! My dad has a razr and I noticed that it has the same plug as the blackberry AC adapter that came with my pearl. I plugged it in to see if it works and the little icon came up like it's charging but I unplugged it because I wanted to know if you guys think its safe that I use a different brand's charger!

    Help please or my pearl will be kaput in five hours!

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    Re: Can a Motorola charger be used with the pearl!?!?

    Yes it will work. You are good to go.

    Another option is a usb cable and an ipod charger. Very convenient. ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Re: Can a Motorola charger be used with the pearl!?!?

    jenaroni the car charger I use is from a rzr it works fine there is a small diff in voltage so it will charge a little faster, other than that it works great, however a rzr charger will not charge a BB! LOL charge away
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    Re: Can a Motorola charger be used with the pearl!?!?

    I give no guarantees, but on my personal opinion, your pearl should be fine as long as it's charging.

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    Re: Can a Motorola charger be used with the pearl!?!?

    works fine for me, car charger too.

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    Re: Can a Motorola charger be used with the pearl!?!?

    Yay! So happy! Whoooo! Thanks guys love you!!!!!

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    Re: Can a Motorola charger be used with the pearl!?!?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~
    The BB charger will not charge a Razr.

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    Re: Can a Motorola charger be used with the pearl!?!?

    Benmarvin is right, but the razr charger will charge a blackberry. Oddly enough.

    And the motorola car charger works for the blakcberry as well.

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    Re: Can a Motorola charger be used with the pearl!?!?

    just be careful, i heard the the ending of the charger for the razr and other blackberry devices are too big for the pearl, i have first hand experience as i damaged my pearl using an 8700g charger
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    Re: Can a Motorola charger be used with the pearl!?!?

    ^^^

    That is interesting as I haven't had those issues with the pearl. And a switch from usb to ipod to motorola to stick RIM all the time.

    I will look into this a bit more but I haven't had any damage on the pearl at all...

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    Re: Can a Motorola charger be used with the pearl!?!?

    THe car chargers are Interchangable and seems to work fine. and the Cords to the PC also are fine, BUT, the Wall chargers are NOT EVER EVER interchangeable dur to the amount of AMPs Each charger puts out. Motorola Charger will not put out enough for a BB.
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    Re: Can a Motorola charger be used with the pearl!?!?

    As pda mentions, it's all about how many mA (milliamps) the charger will stream out. The Pearl wants 500mA to charge; the official RIM chargers are 750mA pieces of hardware. I have a Moto V360 charger that puts out 550mA, it can charge the Pearl just fine.

    Even if you have a lower power source (like a Mac or Linux box with a USB port not running 'bcharge' or Pocket Mac) that only spits out 100mA, the Pearl will still charge -- it's just in what's called "trickle mode" the entire time, and it'll take that much longer to juice up your handset. So if you had a RAZR charger that only put out, say, 250mA it would work.

    The offical RIM chargers have intelligence that works with the handset; when the battery level is below XXX (98% or 99%?) the handset 'requests' the charging source feed it 500mA, then when it hits 99% (sic) it 'requests' a shift downwards to 100mA (or something, I never put a voltage meter on it) to trickle charge the battery and keep it topped off. This is exactly what the Windows driver does in software when you're charging over USB (hence the need for 'bcharge' on linux, e.g.).

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    Re: Can a Motorola charger be used with the pearl!?!?

    it works for me and i just need to get my post count up

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    Re: Can a Motorola charger be used with the pearl!?!?

    I have the Cingy Pearl, but have been a Motorola person for 20 years. I have more RAZR chargesrs than I know what to do with and yet only the wall charger from my Moto collection will charge the BB. None of my car chargers will.

    They plug in, the little charging plug appears on the screen for a couple of seconds then dissapears and the phone does not charge.

    <shrugs>

    Figures I get the only BB where the Motorola chargers won't charge it, and I have a box full of them.

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    Re: Can a Motorola charger be used with the pearl!?!?

    They all work interchangeably (sp?). I used to be with verizon and had the Audiovox 6700. Used the data cable to sync and charge my phone. My wife had the Q and used the wall charger to charge her pearl. Have a motorola wall charger at work to charge Pearl. Car charger off brand works fine. I say if it the connector fits it will work.

    However, this is all from my personal experience.

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