1. jdballard's Avatar
    I needed to charge my DV8P at work and didn't have my charger. I know my Lumia 925 charger won't charge it so I borrowed a charger from a co-worker to give it a shot even though as best I can tell it's only got 1 amp output. I thought my DV8P required 2 amps to charge, yet it's charging. Am I off the mark?

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    07-23-2014 02:35 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    amperage can pretty much be translated to how fast a charger charges a device.
    The Venue and other tablets use a lot more power and have larger batteries, so a faster 2 amp charger is recommended.

    A lower amperage will still charge it, but won't charge as quickly, or worst case scenario, only slows the drainage of the battery.

    TL;DR, higher amp is better, don't worry about your devices, plugging them into a higher amp charger won't harm them, they'll only pull what they need.
    07-23-2014 02:54 PM
  3. wpfan86's Avatar
    I needed to charge my DV8P at work and didn't have my charger. I know my Lumia 925 charger won't charge it so I borrowed a charger from a co-worker to give it a shot even though as best I can tell it's only got 1 amp output. I thought my DV8P required 2 amps to charge, yet it's charging. Am I off the mark?

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    Pardon my ignorance, but why won't your 925 charger work for the DV8P?
    07-23-2014 03:12 PM
  4. pankaj981's Avatar
    The Lumia 925 charger does charge the DV8P
    07-23-2014 03:37 PM
  5. jmshub's Avatar
    I have charged my V8P with my Nokia charging brick, and I believe with my Samsung (Focus) charging brick, but I have other bricks that will not light up the charging light on my tablet. I'm guessing the threshold power is about 1 amp.
    07-23-2014 03:51 PM
  6. jdballard's Avatar
    I have no idea...but when I plug it in the light on my tablet never comes on indicating a charge. I never actually looked to see if it showed it was charging in the system tray, though. Maybe I just didn't look carefully enough? I'll check, but I've tried it a few times. I'll look to see if Windows recognizes it's getting a charge and the light is just not coming on.
    07-24-2014 03:16 PM
  7. luv2skipow's Avatar
    All my Nokia chargers charge my DVP8.
    07-24-2014 04:10 PM
  8. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    I have charged my V8P with my Nokia charging brick, and I believe with my Samsung (Focus) charging brick, but I have other bricks that will not light up the charging light on my tablet. I'm guessing the threshold power is about 1 amp.
    I too have used multiple chargers successfully however I never could get the iPad one to work. Something about the pin out on the charger and the OTG port on the Dell.
    07-26-2014 01:31 PM
  9. jdballard's Avatar
    For whatever it's worth, it's charging now using the phone charger. Don't know why it wouldn't before...maybe I just didn't see the light maybe it wasn't working then, but it works now.
    08-07-2014 05:48 PM

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