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Old 03-08-2012, 05:35 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by geekmaster View Post
There is a very interesting easy to understand document on lithium batteries that I read years ago, and I am glad to see that it still exists. I recommend reading this:

And now I see that it has an updated version available as well:
While we have this topic shifted to "I ignored it for years"....

The Kindle battery charging is under software control (per: GM) -
So if the software is "bricked" you can't be certain it is being charged.

The Kindle 3G modem/radio is under software control -
If the software is "bricked" you can't be certain the transmitter is off.
The 3G transmitter pulls 2 amps during each "burst" transmission, so if it is on and "yelling for help" - your battery will not last very long.
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