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Old June 10th, 2012, 08:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My Blackberry charger is compatible with my Samsung Galaxy S3, will this cause any issues to the Samsung?

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As long as it's micro USB then it will work. If the charger outputs a lower current than the Samsung charger then it might take longer but that's it.
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charge the S3 with no issue?
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as far as I can tell they both use the Micro USB connector. it seems to be an industry standard now a days, even my PS3 uses it for the controllers.
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I know it has the micro usb charger. I was just more concerned about the adapter that plugs in the wall. Is that the exact same wattage and power of the S3 charger?
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I know it has the micro usb charger. I was just more concerned about the adapter that plugs in the wall. Is that the exact same wattage and power of the S3 charger?
standard USB voltage. your not going to find anything using the USB protocol to use different voltages. just fyi they make USB electrical sockets now a days.
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I don't know if all the chargers are the same but mine is a combined Mains/USB charger so by definition it is supplying the same amount of juice a USB cable supplies. If your charger fits the Galaxy S2 it fits the S3.
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Thank goodness. If I can use the chargers that I now use for my Incredible - it will be the first time ever that I didn't have to go out and buy new chargers. I don't even have the phone yet and I already love it.
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There's only one difference with my charger and that is the USB wire is thicker - my guess is that is USB 3.0 compatible.The plastic mount around the input jack is more substantial too, but thsts a good thing - I used to have a Sony Ericsson Satio with one of those awful 2 pronged plastic inputs which always dropped to bits!
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There's only one difference with my charger and that is the USB wire is thicker - my guess is that is USB 3.0 compatible.The plastic mount around the input jack is more substantial too, but thsts a good thing - I used to have a Sony Ericsson Satio with one of those awful 2 pronged plastic inputs which always dropped to bits!
same reason I hated Motorola phones/chargers for so many years
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I have used a one x charger on my SG3 for quite some time now, i would say it should work fine.
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Samsung indicates in the user manual/get started guide (can't recall which) that it's important to use only Samsung-branded cables and chargers. This seems like standard "buy our stuff only" advertising. An aftermarket cable will work fine, right?
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I had some generics I had used my my Samsung Captivate. They work fine on my GS III.
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Cables are cables. You'll be fine with generic cables.
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My wife's kindle cable works fine.
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This reminds me - I'm so happy that manufactures FINALLY started using the same connections for chargers. It was so annoying having to buy all new chargers every time I got a new phone.
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Yup, any usb > micro usb cable will do.

I actually have two micro usb cable splitters so I can charge two phones (at home) or my phone and ereader (at work) at the same time off one wall charger & cable.
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Thanks a lot folks I just wanted to be sure
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Might be worth making sure the cable is USB 3.0 compatible?
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That is not so.

I have some cables that do not work while others do. It does not have to be a Samsung cable but it is "possible" it will not charge with "some" generics.
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Might be worth making sure the cable is USB 3.0 compatible?
Only really applies to data transfer, not charging. And then your other device (pc, mac lor laptop) would also need to have usb 3 to get the speed out of it.
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Only really applies to data transfer, not charging. And then your other device (pc, mac lor laptop) would also need to have usb 3 to get the speed out of it.
Yes, but of course if your PC is USB 3.0 equipped and you only use a USB 2.0 cable you only get the 2.0 transfer speed. The cable on my GS3 is twice as thick as the old style cable which indicates it is probably USB 3.0
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What about using an apple charger (wall socket plug) and running the cable from the plug to your phone?

I noticed that its a faster charge.. Will it ruin my battery?
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What about using an apple charger (wall socket plug) and running the cable from the plug to your phone?

I noticed that its a faster charge.. Will it ruin my battery?
Possibly, possibly not, just compare the ampage stats on the wall plugs, the Samsung should be 1 amp
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That is not so.

I have some cables that do not work while others do. It does not have to be a Samsung cable but it is "possible" it will not charge with "some" generics.


Hmm weird, I never had any issues with generic cables.

From regular USB to USB cables for hard drives, other accesories
From USB to micro USB for smaller accessories and cell phones

The list goes on. I tend to lose a lot of cables, especially when I was in the Army, so I stocked up on cables, buying the cheap $1 chinese brands. Never had an issue
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Yes, but of course if your PC is USB 3.0 equipped and you only use a USB 2.0 cable you only get the 2.0 transfer speed. The cable on my GS3 is twice as thick as the old style cable which indicates it is probably USB 3.0
This is true, however you'd have to be crazy to have usb 3 hardware and incompatible cables.

To the best of my knowledge usb 3 cables only have two types of connectors and micro usb isn't one of them. (at least not the 'micro b' connector) So maybe the cable you have is highly insulated or shielded?
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didnt someone's SG3 go up in flames from the charging point possibly using an in car charger (possibly not Samsung) and could be the cause or what Samsung may say is the cause
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It could be said that Samsung are clearly misleading people when they claim that the new Galaxy S III is “Made for Humans”. As the pictures show, it may be designed to murder them viciously and without remorse.
Pictures posted by an angry unsuspecting member of the public calling themselves Dillo2k10 show that Samsung’s dastardly plan came close to fruition with obvious burn damage on and around the charging port.
Dillo2k10 said “‘I was driving along with my Galaxy S3 in my car mount when suddenly a white flame, sparks and a bang came out of the phone. The phone was destroyed and it slightly burned a piece of plastic on the inside of my car. ” whilst adding “‘I’m really annoyed. That could have burned the side of my face or through my pocket and my leg, or set fire to my bed. It’s very dangerous.”
Quite why anyone would have a car mount in their bed or in their pocket is beyond my comprehension!
Samsung have said that they will investigate the claim and check if the unit is liable to overheat and is now trying to get hold of the unit.
A spokesman said: ‘Samsung is aware of this issue and will begin investigating as soon as we receive the specific product in question. Once the investigation is complete, we will be able to provide further details on the situation.’
The phone which has been called the “iPhone killer” will now have to be redubbed the “Human Killer”.
This is not the first time that smartphones have mounted murderous missions against their human captors, with iPhones having been reported as exploding and overheating.
One does wonder how long it will be before the technology is perfected and all smartphone users simultaneously burst into flames!
We here at Coolsmartphone recommend that you only use genuine manufacturer recommended accessories with your smartphone in order to help prevent accidents whilst reminding readers that there are over 10 million Galaxy S3′s in circulation and this is the only report so far of an “exploding” handset.






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This is true, however you'd have to be crazy to have usb 3 hardware and incompatible cables.

To the best of my knowledge usb 3 cables only have two types of connectors and micro usb isn't one of them. (at least not the 'micro b' connector) So maybe the cable you have is highly insulated or shielded?
Not necessarily crazy. When I upgraded my PC I left the SATA 2 cables in (for convenience) when I should have used the SATA 3 cables provided with the mobo. A guy who does extensive reviews of mobo's on Youtube admitted that he did the same. It's only obvious with hindsight.
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The damaged device and additionally provided devices were examined and exposed to a series to tests. The investigation summary states that “The energy source responsible for generating the heat has been determined as external to the device” and “the device was not responsible for the cause of the fire.”

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The device user in Ireland has posted on "Boards.ie" admitting that he was responsible for the damage.
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Are all chargers interchangable these days or should I only use the one that was sent with the phone?
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I use an htc charger on mine. It charges faster for me.
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Chargers, batteries, and their care and feeding are religious issues, so be forewarned. If you want to be super safe use only the phone manufacturer's chargers. But having said that, I use Samsung, Motorola, LG and Blackberry chargers interchangeably with no ill effects. Most better OEM chargers fall into the 800mA to 1A range.
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I have always used the chargers that came along with every phone I had. I don't want to compromise my device ever.
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I've got so many cables and charges between my office and house that I've always just used whatever is available. But I really don't want to harm my beautiful new baby this early in its life...yet I've got it on a motorola charger right now and it's working fine..
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ive used the charger for my Amazon Kindle on my Droid X now every night for probably 6 months with no ill effects
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I charge my Samsung Galaxy S3 with my old Droid X charger, no problems.
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Using a generic charger like micro USB is not as big of a deal. They are standard now and I switch chargers all the time. No issues what so ever. Only thing I have seen is the amount of time it takes to charge a phone.

For people worried about using different chargers from different companies should not have an problem. However not using a Samsung battery compared to one you got for $5 on eBay is a completely different story.
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I haven't even unwrapped the charger and cable that came with it - using one I already had for my E4GT. Which also has great battery life, I might add.........
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The charger I had in my car, which worked perfectly fine for Galaxy Nexus does not work at all for the S3. No idea why. Also, I found out when I had my Galaxy Nexus that some cables charge phone faster than the other.
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One thing that would matter is whether or not the charger being used is a regulated or unregulated wall adapter. I don't see it mentioned on the stock Samsung branded charger, nor on the one that came with my LG Ally, which I also use.

Regulated adapters will put out a consistent voltage up to their current rating. But unregulated adapters ("wall warts") typically provided with a lot of electronic devices are designed for a specific current load. If the load placed on them is less than anticipated, the voltage rises. Conversely, a higher drain on them will cause the voltage to fall. Under these circumstances charging times could vary.

I can say that the 800 mAH charger I had used sometimes for my Droid X charges the S3 a lot more slowly than the stock 1A charger it came with. If that 800 mAh charger isn't well regulated (or at all) it's voltage could be dropping when the S3 is connected, which would make the already lesser current take even longer to charge.

But as long as you use another charger rated at the same 1A current rating as the charger the S3 came with, the charging times should be the same for both chargers.
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I also have had no problems using any generic chargers. I use rocketfish while at home and Samsung stock when I'm at my apartment. Also while at home, I use the Apple wall adapter. Not a single problem so far! *Knock on wood*
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I used the Samsung charger for the initial charge since it was handy. I haven't used it since.
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I've used Motorola cables, Monoprice cables, Samsung cables, random cables, all work. Never a problem with any of them.
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I love that most companies are finally getting on board and allowing for use of a universal charger. All my micro usb chargers can be used on all my devices whether it's my gs3, blackberry playbook, or point-and-shoot camera. Not all companies try and suck you dry on accessories like Apple does. FYI , the iPhone 5's port will be different size then all it's predecessors. So iPhone 5 users will have tip buy all new chargers, docks, etc. Talk about a slap in the face if you're a loyal customer.
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Why would you have to buy new charger with new phone ? New phones come with chargers.


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No they wont the new iphone just like other iphones come with chargers.


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Cables are cables. You'll be fine with generic cables.
I can even use the jumper cables from my car! o_O
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I can even use the jumper cables from my car! o_O
I use my Honda generator. Works great !!
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Why would you have to buy new charger with new phone ? New phones come with chargers.
Some people have more than one charger. I have a car charger in the car and a second wall charger at work.
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