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Mark Miksis
2008-11-28, 20:33
I just noticed that my SBC only seems to charge if it is powered on while in the cradle. Is this normal?

Howard Passman
2008-11-29, 06:08
I just noticed that my SBC only seems to charge if it is powered on while in the cradle. Is this normal?

Yes, perfectly normal.

Howard

ANZAC
2008-11-30, 03:58
Yes, perfectly normal.

Howard

I am probably being thick again, but how then do you charge a totally flat battery in a SBC which has powered it self down?

kc5f
2008-11-30, 09:15
Well, I almost always power mine off before I put it in the charger and it charges just fine, so I don't think you have to have the power on.

Howard Passman
2008-12-01, 09:36
I am probably being thick again, but how then do you charge a totally flat battery in a SBC which has powered it self down?

What you can do is put it in the charging stand and turn it on while in the stand.

Howard

Mark Miksis
2008-12-01, 11:55
What you can do is put it in the charging stand and turn it on while in the stand.

Howard

That's what I do, but it is annoying. I don't understand why it won't charge while off.

Howard Passman
2008-12-01, 17:46
That's what I do, but it is annoying. I don't understand why it won't charge while off.


I agree it's a little weird, but it doesn't bother me that much. You can have the screen go blank when the music is stopped, but that's not exactly off.

Howard

ghostrider
2008-12-02, 07:21
Mine charges when turned off.

Mnyb
2008-12-03, 22:57
Mine also charges when turned off, there is no visible sign that it is going on.
but the battery symbol has chenged for the bettar in the morning anyway (i did an overnight test)