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Old 05-25-2010, 09:13 AM   #16
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Just got my PB 360, and the QuickStart guide says the first charging should be 8-12 hours to obtain best battery life, during which it should be turned off. Since my battery indicator shows half-charged, I am wondering if I should charge it now, or wait till it runs out.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:17 AM   #17
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Just got my PB 360, and the QuickStart guide says the first charging should be 8-12 hours to obtain best battery life, during which it should be turned off. Since my battery indicator shows half-charged, I am wondering if I should charge it now, or wait till it runs out.
Please charge it right now.
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:00 PM   #18
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Ok, I'll let it charge until 8 am tomorrow, which will be 12 hours. Is there an optimal period after that when it should be recharged again -- or just whenever it is convenient? Is it necessary to set Settings > USB Mode > Charge (I did)?
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:17 PM   #19
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After the first complete charge, I usually charge mine when it gets down to two bars on the battery indicator. I usually charge it with my iPhone charger while still reading in bed and then let it charge overnight.
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After the first complete charge, I usually charge mine when it gets down to two bars on the battery indicator. I usually charge it with my iPhone charger while still reading in bed and then let it charge overnight.
Sounds like a good idea. Do you set "USB Mode" to "Charge" while you are still reading? I don't see the point of that Setting thing anyway, since the PB recognizes that the USA cable or charger is plugged in automatically, right?
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I usually get a little popup when I plug it into either my laptop or my iPhone USB charger asking if I want to charge or PC link, so I just hit charge if I'm reading.

I have it set to always ask me. I transfer stuff regularly, at least weekly if not more than that, so it's the easiest setting for me to have.
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Just got my PB 360, and the QuickStart guide says the first charging should be 8-12 hours to obtain best battery life, during which it should be turned off. Since my battery indicator shows half-charged, I am wondering if I should charge it now, or wait till it runs out.
Lithium Batteries, like we have in the PB, are stored ar best with a charge of 40%-60%. That is why the PB comes with more or less half charged batts.

So if anyone plans to not use the PB for a while (can't imagine this ) best is to let the Batt drain to half and than switch off.
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