mp3 players charging via USB?

  ZootHornRollo 22:57 28 Jun 2004

I am looking to buy a small mp3 to take on holiday abroad but a lot of the ads say they recharge via USB rather than a power cable ? Is this right or am I just reading it wrong as I didn't think USB cables did this. Clearly this would be not suitable for going abroad as I'd have to be able ro use a USB rather than just plug the thing in

  kinger 23:11 28 Jun 2004

Most that charge via USB can also be charged in the normal way.

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  researcher 23:15 28 Jun 2004

Some MP3 players have fixed or removable LI-ION batteries that are powered by the USB cable. If the LI-ION battery is removable you can at least carry a spare but are stuck if these run out - unless you have a seperate LI-ION charger!

If you need more flexibility, go for one that has removable AA or AAA bateries, at least then you can carry spares. Some models even have a removable LI-ION pack that can be replaced with AAA batteries

  HXP 23:45 28 Jun 2004


I've got an iPAQ 2210 whic I charge via a USB lead also use a battery extender which is ( basically) a box that holds 4 x AA batteries that then recharge the batteries in the iPAQ.

Try Shirt for battery extenders they should be able to advise ...

  Charence 12:48 29 Jun 2004

This is TRUE, I didn't think it was until I accidently left my MP3 player attached to my computer for a few hours.

Rechargable batteries get recharged, however, at a much slower rate than using a battery charger. And if you are using NiCad batteries, not NiMH then I would advise you to not charge until you know the battery is dead.


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