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tethering without charging battery

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by ramman007, Dec 1, 2010.

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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!
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    Reply to reply

    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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    lol.... you think I owe you a response. I just said I enjoy it... I'm not trying to convince you of my beliefs... let it go man, let it go. dancedroid
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    Ladies do not like having their secrets shared.
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    I am so confused right now......what are we to make of this thread?
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    a moderator.... flaming? no, couldn't be, but I'll let the other mods I reported this to decide that
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    I mod this section so I received your reported post message. I assure you I am not flaming you or anyone in this thread! If, however, you feel differently, I would be glad to discuss via PM's or gtalk.

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    Back on the original subject here...

    Ever since NiMH batteries became mainstream they've had both a temperature and a voltage sensor built into every decent-quality charger made. That means they cut off when the voltage and/or temperature reaches a critical point. The same applies to ANY Li-based battery. There's no risk of "overcharging" your battery unless you do some hacking.
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    who polices the police?
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    OK. I decided he wasn't flaming and you are attempting to start trouble. So I suggest you let it go or else I'll be happy to show you the door.
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