tethering without charging battery

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  1. ramman007

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    I am tethering my Fascinate to a PC to obtain Internet connectivity for the PC. The problem is that USB connection also charges the Fascinate. I am concerned about over charging and lowering the battery life. Is there a way (or an app) that can control the charging so that i can turn it off at certain times and allow it to discharge? Is there a USB cable without the supply connection?
     
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    Don't worry about over charging the battery. It will not happen. I charge my battery every night for 8 to 12 hours and I have done so for the past 12.5 months. No harm.
     
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    what he said ^^^ Li-ion batteries know when theyre full so they stop charging
     
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    These aren't NiCad batteries. I tether all day long, charging my battery, without any issues.
     
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    Not an issue. You might want to do some research on how Li ion batteries work.
     
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    Your droid is "programmed" so that once the battery is fully charged the usb bypasses the battery and doesn't overcharge it.
     
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    I love reading how wive's tales begin.
     
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    charging battert during tethering

    Could you be a bit more specific concerning the wive's tale you were referring to?
     
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    no..........
     
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    Good idea!
     
  11. ramman007

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    I've always admired a person of convictions; one who supports his statements with facts. Apparently McatdtDroid (aka. "NO") does not fall into this category.[​IMG]
     
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    why not?......
     
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