01-28-2011 07:38 PM
i have some question about charging issue :
thanks for answer my question... hehhe
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01-28-2011 07:58 PM
wow, short and complete answers.... hehehhe
as my question is too long.... hahha.....
hemmm... how many hour clip+ can stay unplugged ? (in a real world) ~ not 15 hour by Sandisk.
01-28-2011 08:06 PM
When charging, to help preserve the display, the display turns off after, I believe, an hour. As you saw, pressing a button on the Clip starts the display up again.
Battery duration depends on lots of factors: file type, button pressing, volume, etc. People often report in the 10 or 10+ hour range.
01-28-2011 08:18 PM
okay, now i'm sure i can use any miniUSB charger, because clip+ has its own circuit to handle charging process....
i'm going to make a customised usb cable, with disabled Data pin, so i can charge clip+ via computer and i can use it while connected. is it hurt my laptop's USB ? cos USB port can't communicate with USB device about how many current to give .
i love my clip+ much, so i have to use it carefully .... hahahhaha
01-28-2011 08:44 PM
You can use any charger, but be sure it is 5V and not above that (above will fry your Clip). Around 350mA and above (although around 500 mA and above is better) is fine--the Clip will use the amperage it needs.
Yep, you can disable the data pins and everything should be ok. Just be sure you know what you are doing as to which pins. Many people report being able to get to the same end just by not fully inserting the USB cable into the computer, or by covering the data pins. Also, you can buy charge-only USB cables--I have a couple of those.
Note that when you connect to your computer, you still can play the Clip's files, via the computer itself (not the Clip) and media playing software that is pointed at and playing the songs on the Clip.
01-28-2011 08:50 PM
so, 5v ~ 700mA is okay for my clip+...
btw, thanks for ur fast response & answers....... Sandisk Forum is one of the fastest response among another forum....
01-28-2011 08:54 PM
Happy to help (and thanks for the thanks)--we're both online at the same time.
Your charger should be fine, for the Clip and other accessories. Personally, I always like a charger that is for 500 mA and above--gives you versatility to use it for other products as well.
01-30-2011 10:15 AM
If most people say the clip+ stays charged for about 10 hours ...how come mine plays for about 3 hours?!
Should I charge it more or less than 3 hours?
Please help me, I need around 7 hours for my bus trips
01-30-2011 11:22 AM
Many things can affect battery life . . . format of files being played, volume, backlight, fiddling with the buttons, etc.