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Subject: Re: BATTERY-FAQ and the FM

Re: BATTERY-FAQ and the FM

From: Chris Holt <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 15:47:50 -0400

On Thu, 12 Jun 2003 14:48:59 -0400, Neon John wrote:

>How's this?

>21. "Does the FMR charge its batteries through the USB port?"
>Yes, though slowly since USB is limited to 500 ma. Charging is reduced
>or eliminated when the FMR is connected through a passive hub. If a
>PCMCIA USB adapter is being used in a laptop or similar device, it is
>very important to connect the external power supply if one is provided.
>The PCMCIA port cannot supply sufficient power by itself. The Belkin
>USB 2.0 adapter, for example, comes with a "wall wart" power supply that
>can be plugged into the PCMCIA card.

It would be more correct here I think to say bus powered hub.
Active/Passive refers to re-clocking of the USB signal, as opposed to
whether the hub is bus or self powered. (and it usually applies to

Received on 2003-06-12

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