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Old 09-29-2006, 06:44 AM   #1
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Can't charge battery with USB?

On page 16 of the manual it says:

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USB charge is not possible if the battery becomes depleted. Use AC power adapter.
First I thought that they meant that if your notebook battery is depleted that you can't charge through USB. I thought this because on that page in the manual they are talking about charging through a notebook PC.

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On page 58 in the troubleshooting part it says:

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If the battery is depleted, charge the battery using the AC power adapter, as USB charge is not possible.
Let's hope the AC power adapter is a 110/230V otherwise I/we have to start being creative.
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Old 09-29-2006, 10:46 AM   #2
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I'm pretty sure that you can charge it straight from the USB, but this makes me think that you can't do so if the Reader's battery is completely flat.

Can you get a PSP charger for your local electricity? 'Cause they'll charge it just fine.
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I'm pretty sure that you can charge it straight from the USB, but this makes me think that you can't do so if the Reader's battery is completely flat.

Can you get a PSP charger for your local electricity? 'Cause they'll charge it just fine.

I have a PSP charger, but does the power adapter for the sony reader has a mini USB connector or is there a seperate connector on the reader when connecting the power adapter? (I don't have the manual here so I can't look it up)
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Not sure if this answers your question, but there is a mini USB port, a round adapter jack, and a combined docking jack which has both of those for dock connection.
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Old 09-29-2006, 10:58 AM   #5
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It's a separate socket, looks the same size as the PSP.
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It's a separate socket, looks the same size as the PSP.
That's what I needed to know! Looks the same indeed, thanks for that. But I still think that it will be a 110/230V. Otherwise you can't use it when your traveling to Europe.

EDIT: Is that your reader igorsk? If so is the adapter 110/230V?
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Old 09-29-2006, 11:16 AM   #7
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No, that photo is from Gizmodo
I've checked my PSP adapter and it's 110-240, so I assume Librie's will be the same.
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Old 09-29-2006, 11:22 AM   #8
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sounds like the same situation I had with the moto V3. When it goes flat, the usb port on your computer doesn't have the juice to get it started.
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It will be interesting to see how flat is too flat to charge via USB, and wether we can program the Reader to warn us at that point: "Hey, if you were planning on charging me via USB, now's the time, otherwise you have XXX more page turns until you need to plug me into the wall."

The basic issue is that same as I discussed over in the iLiad thread, when folks wanted to make a USB charger cable for the iLiad. USB doesn't provide much power.

It would be interesting to test the Sony Reader and see if a double headed USB cable is supported to charge it when its flat. A two headed USB cable provides twice the juice. But if Sony didn't design the unit to support that much juice being available it won't exploit it.
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Has anybody managed to charge it from the USB cable? I have tried once and left it plugged in thinking it was charging but it just ran the battery down. There doesn't appear to be any status to say it is charging when you plug the USB cable in.
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the little light on the side of the reader above the powerswitch glows red when charging via USB for me. Goes out when fully charged.

I'm quite pleased the little light still works after I wrongly assumed that was the reset hole and tried poking it for a good few minutes to no avail before actually looking at the manual. Sometimes my engineering instinct is way off base.
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:49 AM   #12
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I just plugged my Sony Reader into a wall socket USB charger for 45 minutes... and the battery indicator went from three bars to one!

Eeek!
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:43 AM   #13
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Did you try connecting it to PC instead?
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