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Re: AC Adapter for Charging Sansa Clip w/o Connecting to Computer

That likely is fine (although without having tested it, no guarantee can be made).

 

As I understand it, USB power is a "standard," at 5V.  The amperage can vary, not supplying enough juice to the device.  However, as the Clip is a small device, that typically isn't an issue; I have a 500 mAh AC charger that works just fine with the Clip.  (A higher amperage rating simply means that the charger will allow the device to draw more power, as needed; a higher amperage rating doesn't necessarily supply more power.  Therefore, a higher amperage rating (as distinct from voltage) is fine.)

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Re: AC Adapter for Charging Sansa Clip w/o Connecting to Computer

Here's a question that I cannot find an answer to.  I am wondering if when plugged into an ac adapter, such as the adapter for the Motorola Razr, the Sansa Clip turns itslef on and starts charging.  Can I turn the clip off with the power button on the unit and have it still charge, or does it need to be on and playing a song or radio station or whatever?  Please someone let me know.  Also, did anyone get any software with their clip, I just got the 2gb model for my birthday and it didn't have any software in the box.

 

Thanks,

 

Kevin 

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Re: AC Adapter for Charging Sansa Clip w/o Connecting to Computer

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Yes, the Clip turns itself on when connected to power and needs to be on to charge; but it doesn't need to be playing (it can be on pause) and the display can go dark (as in regular play mode).  No special software is needed for the Clip, it generally uses the computer's operating system for file transfer (or Windows Media Player)--one of its many virtues.  (Best Buy versions of the Clip came with a CD, containing Rhapsody software for that service (also available online) and Best Buy music store software--neither of which is needed to operate the Clip (unless you sign up for Rhapsody).)

 

A slightly out-of-date Clip User Guide (without information on certain of the Clip's feature updates) is available from SanDisk online--the link can be found at the player information sticky thread at the top of the forum.

Message Edited by Miikerman on 06-22-2008 04:24 AM
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Re: AC Adapter for Charging Sansa Clip w/o Connecting to Computer

i also have a motorola ac charger that i am using on my Sansa clip MP3 player. when connected to AC, it shows the flashing bar across the battery icon and stops when it is fully charged. however, when connected to my HP laptop computer it also shows the flashing icon but, charges at a slower rate. The charger shows an output of 5.0 volts =550mA
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Registered: ‎06-21-2008

Re: AC Adapter for Charging Sansa Clip w/o Connecting to Computer

So that I don't retype the same data for a third time Woman Very Happy see my posting in this thread:

http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=clip&thread.id=7668

 

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Registered: ‎07-04-2008

Re: AC Adapter for Charging Sansa Clip w/o Connecting to Computer

just  to clarify ..,i hav a

wall charger = 5.7 v / 800 ma

car charger  = 5.22v / 550 ma

 

will these charge my clip properly ??

 

PS- my clip stopped working when i tried charging it thru the car charger ...it bcame very hot n never charged again neither can the PC charge or recognise it nymore...so its dead Smiley Sad

 

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Re: AC Adapter for Charging Sansa Clip w/o Connecting to Computer

I have a BlackBerry RIM AC/Adapter output: 5V .75A[750mA] and seems to charge just fine...who knows if the extra A will have a negative effect on battery life? I sure don't know that much about..physics? or whatever that subject is. It works just fine for now, though. I have a refurb anyway. Looking forward to using this one out to buy a newer gen/model that has expandable microSD Smiley Happy
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Re: AC Adapter for Charging Sansa Clip w/o Connecting to Computer

p.s I don't leave it charged overnight..or for that much longer than it takes to charge.
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Re: AC Adapter for Charging Sansa Clip w/o Connecting to Computer

A higher amperage (but not voltage) is fine--the Clip just will take what it needs.