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Old 02-28-2007, 04:10 PM
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Default Charging two players at once with one PC

I just received both my Zen V Plus and Zen Vision:M from UPS!!

My ZVP is currently docked with the USB and is charging, and I was
wondering if I could plug the ZVM into another USB port to charge at the same time.

Is this possible?

I also would like to know if I can use WMP11 to sync media to both units separately.
Thanks for any help.
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Old 03-02-2007, 08:26 PM
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For the charging, you can turn off your computer and your USB should still be active. You can charge both of them at the same time. I have only the Zen M and I have been charging it at nite with my computer that way (computer off). As for the sync question, I do not know but I think you can do it using different user profiles.
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Old 03-03-2007, 06:10 PM
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that is completely untrue. It really depends on your motherboard, and if your PC still has the +5v USB active when the computer is shut down. I would venture to say most PC's are not this way.
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:27 PM
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The anwser to the ? is yes you can charge more then 1 player using the usb as long as you have more then one jack, do it all the time. 2nd ? windows media player will know each player as its own unit....
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:08 AM
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I'd ge careful if I were you. I almost killed the psu in my dell(what do you expect eh? ) doing that. I was charging my microphoto and a psp from my computer whilst turned on and doing pretty intensive stuff all at the same time. Safety cut outs in the psu kicked in before any serious damage was caused. It's only a 100w psu so its already strained to the limit without extra stuff sucking power from it...
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:15 AM
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100watts? im impressed dell get away with that. My pc is a 450W!

The danger is that usb ports do not always have current limiters on them; current runaway can occur and usb ports can be damaged.
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:14 AM
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Dear lord! I haven't seen a 100W PSU since the 486DX system I built more than ten years ago!

Okay - assuming your system was built sometime in this century, you should be fine charging both devices at the same time; and, yes, WMP11 will manage multiple devices as well. Just be sure each device has a unique name in order to avoid confusion.
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:29 AM
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Unless you have a laptop? 70-95 watts is normal.
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