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Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎10-17-2008

Long term docking/charging ok?

I got one of the Griffin docking stations and it's working fine. Can anyone tell me if it is ok to leave the Fuze docked for long periods? I have it plugged in to a 120 V wall socket/ USB adapter, so it would be charging all the time.  Might the Fuze be damaged by prolonged charging?

Thanks for any advice,

John

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SanDisk Senior User
Posts: 129
Registered: ‎08-07-2007

Re: Long term docking/charging ok?

All lithium based batteries take damage from being overcharged.
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." -Galileo Galilei
fab
Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-13-2008

Re: Long term docking/charging ok?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium-ion_battery

 

It seems like the quality of your battery only depends on its age.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 5,822
Registered: ‎12-26-2007

Re: Long term docking/charging ok?

The Fuze blanks out the display, and the processor switches to a trickle charge once the battery is sufficiently charged, so long term charging while docked should not be a problem.

 

Now, if I'm off to Zimbabwe for a month or so, I'd probably unplug the Fuze, and would most likely take it along.

 

Long term, as long as the ambient temperature of the battery is cool, there should be no issues.

 

Bob  Smiley Very Happy

SanDisk Professor
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Registered: ‎08-06-2008

Re: Long term docking/charging ok?


@neutron_bob wrote:

The Fuze blanks out the display, and the processor switches to a trickle charge once the battery is sufficiently charged, so long term charging while docked should not be a problem.

 

 

Bob  Smiley Very Happy


Oh I wondered why the screen blanked out when I've been busy after charging it.  Good to know.