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Old 06-10-2008, 11:26 PM
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Yeah, an AC wall charger can usually supply more charging current than a USB port that can "awaken" a slightly over-discharged battery.
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Yes, The Zen Sleek should charge from a good working USB port. The issue with USB charging can be that the USB bus will only supply up to a 100mA to the device until enumeration (driver is loaded properly) takes place. Once the driver is loaded fine, it can supply up to 500mA for charging. This is why you should never let a device that uses a lithium-ion battery and can charge from a USB port discharge too low. This is also why using an AC wall charger is beneficial; it supplies the rated output of current when plugged in and doesn't rely on any kind of enumeration to take place to supply the higher charging current.<O
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Keep charging with the AC wall charger until it's fully charged. Then try charging with USB. Make sure you have a good connection with the Zen Sleek and the computer. Make sure the computer loads the driver properly. That way you know the Zen is getting the full charging power.<O</O
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