|06-26-2009, 04:48 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2008
can frequent USB charging damage the battery?
I want to upload to Kindle DX.
However, DX does not allow download of PDF through whispernet.
I have to use USB.
But the moment I plug in the USB cable, it starts charging.
I think the battery's lifespan also depends on charging cycle (even
if not complete charging)
|06-26-2009, 05:29 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa, FL USA
Device: Kindle Touch
I wouldn't worry about it. You are not going to affect the battery life in any dramatic way. Also, some will tell you what you are doing it BETTER for it, and some will say it is WORSE for it.
|06-26-2009, 05:30 PM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: Sony PRS-505, PRS-900 & PRS-950, Amazon Kindle2
Well the Sony PRS-505 did not come with a power cord, you had to buy it separately. I know we are talking about the Kindle but the only way you could charge the PRS-505 if you did not buy the cord was through USB and that's how I charged mine for the 1st 3 months of ownership with no problems. Also, most readers you have to connect them to a computer to load material by USB so I don't think you should worry. Only the Kindle has Whispernet to load data at the moment, so all other manufactured readers has been doing fine so far, even though they have to be connected to load data and charging while you do so; you actually gaining a benefit of rarely charging when you load content via USB.
|06-26-2009, 05:36 PM||#4|
New to e-reading
Join Date: Jun 2009
Device: Kindle? (2? / DX?)
I agree: opinions vary. Here's mine:
NiMH likes deep cycle, but lithium likes shallow; i.e. charge frequently to prolong Lithium battery life.
Lithium can handle MANY more shallow charges versus deep, so don't let it run down any lower than necessary.
|06-26-2009, 09:12 PM||#5|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbus, OH
Device: Kindle Touch, Kindle 2, Kindle DX, iPhone 3GS
No, it does not. Li-Poly is fine with partial charges.
|06-27-2009, 02:04 AM||#6|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: iPod Touch
It will be fine, lithium batteries are pretty robust. It's different to most laptop batteries where those batteries do need special management to avoid the battery getting a memory and holding only small amounts of power.
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