Can I use a Kindle charger on my Blackberry?
October 16, 2010 4:48 AM Subscribe
Can I use my Kindle charger for my Blackberry Bold?
posted by stenoboy to technology (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a Kindle charger which is much lighter and easier to pack and carry. The output specs are: 5V (then a solid black line with a dotted line underneath) and 0.85A. The Blackberry charger output specs are: 5V (same solid/dotted line cofiguration as the Kindle charger) and 700 mA (which, I would assume, is 0.70 output, right?).
As the Kindle charger is easier to carry and can be detached and plugged in to a USB port, would I be able to charge my Blackberry with it, or would the slight difference in output fry the battery either quickly or over time?
I'm thinking "Oh, it's just microamps, so it can't hurt, can it?" but given the cost of the Blackberry, I want to be doubly sure.