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Subject: Re: HELP! Recorder V2 seems to be dead!
From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linus_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2004-08-23


Carsten Tschach wrote:
> Any way to charge the battery externally....e.g. connecting it to a
> power-supply which produced 4.2 Volt? Or did LiIon batteries need any
> special charging?

Yes, you can charge it externally, but LiIon batteries need careful
monitoring, at least when they are becoming full.

> I'm even not sure what would happen if I sent in a device with rockbox
> installed in flash? I'm sure that Archos would say that playing with
> such things also void the waranty...

Most likely... :-(

> Couldn't I simply connect 4.2 Volts to the Battery connectors? Or do I
> need to disable the charging hardware on the PCB?

Yes you should be able to connect 4.2 volts to it. Just don't attach the
external DC simultaneously...

Linus
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