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  1. Duasmiths

    Duasmiths New Member

    My Blackberry charger is compatible with my Samsung Galaxy S3, will this cause any issues to the Samsung?

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  2. scotty6435

    scotty6435 New Member

    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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  3. scooz16

    scooz16 Well-Known Member

    charge the S3 with no issue?
  4. dracozny

    dracozny Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. scooz16

    scooz16 Well-Known Member

    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?
  6. dracozny

    dracozny Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. jiggs49us

    jiggs49us Active Member

    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.
  9. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    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!
  10. dracozny

    dracozny Well-Known Member

    same reason I hated Motorola phones/chargers for so many years
  11. newtoandroid99

    newtoandroid99 Well-Known Member

    I have used a one x charger on my SG3 for quite some time now, i would say it should work fine.
  12. brownitus

    brownitus Well-Known Member

    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?
  13. LarrynKy

    LarrynKy Active Member

    I had some generics I had used my my Samsung Captivate. They work fine on my GS III.
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  14. Cadis

    Cadis Active Member

    Cables are cables. You'll be fine with generic cables.
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  15. warpfactor

    warpfactor Member

    My wife's kindle cable works fine.
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  16. jazztalker

    jazztalker Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. XplosiV

    XplosiV Master X is Watching You VIP Member

    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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  18. brownitus

    brownitus Well-Known Member

    Thanks a lot folks I just wanted to be sure :)
  19. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    Might be worth making sure the cable is USB 3.0 compatible?
  20. greggebhardt

    greggebhardt Well-Known Member

    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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  21. XplosiV

    XplosiV Master X is Watching You VIP Member

    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.
  22. Ballymoss

    Ballymoss Well-Known Member

    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
  23. Xizzo

    Xizzo New Member

    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?
  24. XplosiV

    XplosiV Master X is Watching You VIP Member

    Possibly, possibly not, just compare the ampage stats on the wall plugs, the Samsung should be 1 amp
  25. Cadis

    Cadis Active Member



    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 :D

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