I have a pair of external speakers that run on A/C power that I normally use with a CD player (and connect via mini-plug, like the headphone plug for the Clip). Since it fits in the Clip’s headphone plug, I decided to use the speaker with the Clip. It seemed to work just fine – however, I thought I noticed that the battery drained pretty fast (faster than normal – though it may have been my imagination?).
Since I have a wall-charger for the Clip that I got, I plugged the Clip into the charger and ran it off A/C while playing it on the external speakers. Also seemed to work fine (and I guess it was charging at the same time). But then I wondered if this is okay to do…? So:
1a. Is it okay to use external speakers that run on A/C (connecting them to the Clip’s headphone input) with the clip running on battery?
1b. Does this drain the battery faster?
Is it okay to use the Clip with headphones while it’s plugged into the A/C charger and charging?
Is it okay to do the combination of #1 & #2 and play the clip while plugged into the A/C adapter (and thus charging) and also plugged into the external speakers that run on their own A/C?
Or do any of these things cause any damage/wear to the battery or the Clip in any way?
Can maybe one of the Sansa techs post an official reply?
Thanks for the help! I love my Clip!