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Subject: Re: Dammit the guy sold me a Jukebox v2...
From: Andreas Stemmer (groovingandi_at_gmx.de)
Date: 2004-09-09


> > I have found a univeral switching powerpack, but it's rated at only
> > 500ma, @ 6V, can someone tell me if this works before I go ahead and get
> > the guy to buy it?
>
> See this:
>
http://rockbox.haxx.se/twiki/bin/view/Main/BatteryFAQ#Q10_Can_I_use_a_different_charge
> It says the archos can take power supplies with less than 10V, but may
> take longer to charge.
> I wonder how long it may take. The lowest voltage in the table is 7V
> and it announces a charging current of 10 mA.

The FAQ above is for the old models, the new recorders (v2) with Li-Ion
cells have their own FAQ about
charging:

http://rockbox.haxx.se/twiki/bin/view/Main/LiIonBatteryFAQ#Q6_I_want_need_a_replacement_cha

> > Also, I need a way of turning off charge from USB functionality... Can
> > this be done at all... Even it mean some unsoldiering i'm happy to do
> > it, to restore life to my PDA battery.

Perhaps you could try a modified USB cable without the +5V wire?

Andreas

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