Re: [NTLK] Fried 2100 board charging high capacity batteries

From: Dan <>
Date: Fri May 22 2009 - 18:07:58 EDT

There is another option if you are worried about frying your Newt, I
suggest using the older adapters (the ones that came with the 1x0
series). They don't fast charge and should be safer than the quick
charging 9w adapters. Personally though I just use a sled and swap the
batteries. Only takes a minute to have a full charge. Can't beat it
for speed. ;)


On 5/20/2009 6:13 PM, Frank Gruendel wrote:
>> It has been substantiated. For the most part,
>> a user should be ok, but I have fried a 2100
>> board charging high capacity batteries before.
> Provided you are using an original Newton AC adapter, it does not really matter if you charge high
> capacity or low capacity cells. Note that high capacity does not mean high current. The Newton 9W AC
> adapter limits the current to 1.2A, the 3.5W adapter limits it to 500mA. Charging high capacity
> cells will not increase the charge current, but only the time it takes for the cells to be fully
> charged.
> Frank

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