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Greenhat
12-16-2010, 01:21 PM
Can you plug a tablet into the electric outlet ?
I was wondering if it is possible to plug the tablet into wall current and start using it promptly.
Is it possible ? do I have to wait until it becomes charged or not ?
Most tablet batteries can work about 2 to 6 hours, does it mean they cannot work with direct wall current?
thanks.

mgmueller
12-16-2010, 01:33 PM
Can you plug a tablet into the electric outlet ?
I was wondering if it is possible to plug the tablet into wall current and start using it promptly.
Is it possible ? do I have to wait until it becomes charged or not ?
Most tablet batteries can work about 2 to 6 hours, does it mean they cannot work with direct wall current?
thanks.

Of course you can do so.
When using it for the first time, many recommend to fully charge the battery before using it. And to have some full charging circles at the beginning.
But that's about prolonging battery life.
But leaving that topic aside, of course you can use your tablet (like all those other gadgets with a battery) directly via electric outlet instead of using the battery.
BTW: Any tablet should do way more than 2 hours. Even 6 hours are the lower limit. Usually, it should be about 8 to 12 hours for most tablets.
Those figures only are given, because most users consider tablets mobile devices and want to know, how long it will do while "on the road", without any electric outlet. But of course you can use it way longer than these given durations.

Greenhat
12-16-2010, 01:45 PM
Of course you can do so.
When using it for the first time, many recommend to fully charge the battery before using it. And to have some full charging circles at the beginning.
But that's about prolonging battery life.
But leaving that topic aside, of course you can use your tablet (like all those other gadgets with a battery) directly via electric outlet instead of using the battery.
BTW: Any tablet should do way more than 2 hours. Even 6 hours are the lower limit. Usually, it should be about 8 to 12 hours for most tablets.
Those figures only are given, because most users consider tablets mobile devices and want to know, how long it will do while "on the road", without any electric outlet. But of course you can use it way longer than these given durations.

Thank you for your nice replay, please just to clarify
If I plugged the internet tablet in my wall current next to me, would I be able to use it 24 h a day when it is plugged ?
or it will stop working even if it is plugged?
thanks a lot.

ddavtian
12-16-2010, 02:49 PM
If I plugged the internet tablet in my wall current next to me, would I be able to use it 24 h a day when it is plugged ? - Yes, you can. It won't stop working when plugged.

NoName
12-16-2010, 06:12 PM
Been meaning to ask for quite a while now........for anyone who knows........

Is the charging cord for the Samsung Galaxy Tab the same as the or iPod Touch? Don't have the Tab yet but was wondering if it was possible to use the cord with USB to charge a Tab. From pictures it looks the same but can't tell for sure.

Thanks.

mgmueller
12-16-2010, 11:02 PM
Been meaning to ask for quite a while now........for anyone who knows........

Is the charging cord for the Samsung Galaxy Tab the same as the or iPod Touch? Don't have the Tab yet but was wondering if it was possible to use the cord with USB to charge a Tab. From pictures it looks the same but can't tell for sure.

Thanks.

Unfortunately, it's not. It looks the same and I've actually tried to use my iPhone/iPod cable, as it's always plugged into my PC. But it doesn't fit. Another proprietary cable you have to take with you when "on the road"...

NoName
12-17-2010, 12:43 AM
Unfortunately, it's not. It looks the same and I've actually tried to use my iPhone/iPod cable, as it's always plugged into my PC. But it doesn't fit. Another proprietary cable you have to take with you when "on the road"...

Thanks for the answer - even if it's not what I wanted to hear. I'm waiting for the wifi version to come out so maybe they'll have something more travel friendly by then. I try to travel with one cord and whatever tips I need, so hopefully there will be something.