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#1 Posted : Thursday, October 07, 2010 6:33:18 AM(UTC)
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I have only charged my G once and now the battery is half drained. Is it OK to just charge it again now? I know they used to say that some batteries lasted longer if you let them completely drain before recharging but I have no idea if this applies to the G!Huh
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#2 Posted : Thursday, October 07, 2010 6:44:57 AM(UTC)
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Yes my dear. I charge when it is 1/4th. No conclusive evidence as to any theory right now but when you keep charging when it if full and keep it always on power theoretically the capacitors will start loosing charge faster.
So 1/4th and less should be good enough

Edited by user Thursday, October 07, 2010 9:16:24 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#3 Posted : Thursday, October 07, 2010 6:56:28 AM(UTC)
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Thanks BugBytes. That's good to know because the temptation was there to leave it plugged in when I'm home!
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#4 Posted : Thursday, October 07, 2010 1:36:39 PM(UTC)
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Ummmmm........so you're NOT supposed to leave it plugged in and ready at a moment's notice..........?????
Huh Confused

oh crud...........off to madly dash to the scrap room to yank the cord out....
LOOK OUT - CRAZY lady coming through.........
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#5 Posted : Thursday, October 07, 2010 2:05:31 PM(UTC)
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SkrapDiva wrote:
Ummmmm........so you're NOT supposed to leave it plugged in and ready at a moment's notice..........?????
Huh Confused

oh crud...........off to madly dash to the scrap room to yank the cord out....
LOOK OUT - CRAZY lady coming through.........



LOL LOL LOL
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#6 Posted : Thursday, October 07, 2010 3:33:37 PM(UTC)
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SkrapDiva wrote:
Ummmmm........so you're NOT supposed to leave it plugged in and ready at a moment's notice..........?????
Huh Confused

oh crud...........off to madly dash to the scrap room to yank the cord out....
LOOK OUT - CRAZY lady coming through.........


Well be careful and do not run lady!!LOL
One time doing that will not harm much !! do it continuously then maybe trouble .

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#7 Posted : Thursday, October 07, 2010 4:23:53 PM(UTC)
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SkrapDiva wrote:
Ummmmm........so you're NOT supposed to leave it plugged in and ready at a moment's notice..........?????
Huh Confused

oh crud...........off to madly dash to the scrap room to yank the cord out....
LOOK OUT - CRAZY lady coming through.........


Hilarious visual image! LOL BigGrin BigGrin
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#8 Posted : Thursday, October 07, 2010 4:54:17 PM(UTC)
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You girls are funny! Crackin' me up this evening!

I usually let that red light on my start blinking before I charge it, but that's just me. BigGrin
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#9 Posted : Thursday, October 07, 2010 5:56:40 PM(UTC)
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to funny lol


Hey Crazy Lady your are not really crazy afterall you just love your Gypsy and for some "crazy " reason we understand LOL
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#10 Posted : Thursday, October 07, 2010 7:10:34 PM(UTC)
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Well this G mama is running to unplug hers too. I keep it plugged in when I am not using it.. and havent had a problem... yikes dont want to have a problem with the battery.. Is there a replacement battery??? Just curious??BigGrin
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#11 Posted : Thursday, October 07, 2010 9:36:49 PM(UTC)
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there is no way to replace the battery. which is why i try to make sure i only charge mine an hour or two when it's about 1/4 battery life left.

when i overcharge mine it goes off when i'm working sometimes (only when i turn it sideways). when i don't it doesn't.
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#12 Posted : Friday, October 08, 2010 3:58:22 AM(UTC)
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I was talking to PC tech support about a different issue one day and I asked about charging and he told me that it was OK to keep it plugged in, that he kept his plugged in all the time on his desk. I hope he knows what he is talking about because I now keep mine plugged in!
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#13 Posted : Saturday, October 09, 2010 3:47:57 AM(UTC)
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Well I have a hard time remembering to charge anything so this is just like my phone when the red light goes off and starts blinking at me I know I had better get it on the charger! LOL I don't even think to check how much battery is left I know I should but I just forget. Thank goodness for that red light or I'd really be in trouble it would just die on me!!! Blushing
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#14 Posted : Monday, October 11, 2010 10:22:53 AM(UTC)
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DH, who is a guru on this type of thing, told me it didn't matter either way with this type of battery. So I have not worried about mine.
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#15 Posted : Monday, October 11, 2010 1:47:28 PM(UTC)
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Somehow I got the impression that you could use it while it is plugged in. Is that correct?

Dee
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#16 Posted : Monday, October 11, 2010 2:27:01 PM(UTC)
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i plug mine in when i'm cutting. that way i can cut and not worry about the battery going dead on me. when it's cutting i doubt it's charging much more than it's using.
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#17 Posted : Monday, October 11, 2010 5:42:34 PM(UTC)
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~talulah~ wrote:
i plug mine in when i'm cutting. that way i can cut and not worry about the battery going dead on me. when it's cutting i doubt it's charging much more than it's using.



That's what I though I read in the manual last night. I'll be doing that the next time I use the Gypsy.

Thanks,

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#18 Posted : Monday, October 11, 2010 6:33:56 PM(UTC)
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MarleneO wrote:
I was talking to PC tech support about a different issue one day and I asked about charging and he told me that it was OK to keep it plugged in, that he kept his plugged in all the time on his desk. I hope he knows what he is talking about because I now keep mine plugged in!



Hopefully PC has a plan (nominal shipping and replacement fee) for the time when all of our G's eventually need battery replacement.
Has anyone heard anything about that? Surely there has been at least one faulty battery in the entire bunch sold to date.

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#19 Posted : Wednesday, October 13, 2010 6:56:03 PM(UTC)
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SkrapDiva wrote:
Ummmmm........so you're NOT supposed to leave it plugged in and ready at a moment's notice..........?????
Huh Confused

oh crud...........off to madly dash to the scrap room to yank the cord out....
LOOK OUT - CRAZY lady coming through.........


I was reading another (similar) thread and just did this!!!LOL LOL
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#20 Posted : Wednesday, October 13, 2010 9:07:44 PM(UTC)
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I just hope all you "crazy ladies" are not running with scissors. LOLLOL
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