Battery Charger


#1

Hi my question is this;

I use the dash pro for one or two hours and when I finish I put them back in the charger, does the charger full charge the dash every time I put them in? I am stating this because I dont fully use the 5 hours capacity of the dash, and the charger that is ment to recharge 5 times, it seems that after 4 times the procedure above begins to flash the red light meanning it must be connected to charge it self.


#2

I’m not an electrical engineer, but I believe that I understand the charger to always charge The Dash fully – that is it’s purpose. But if you’ve only used half of the battery in The Dash then it seems that you should get 8-10 charges from the charger. I thought the red light flashing meant that The Dash were being rebooted in response to the charger’s pinhole being pressed for more than 5 seconds, I think it is. Are you sure that you mean flashing? For the charger to show red does mean that its battery is low, however.

Kind regards,
Josh


#3

Hi Josh you are correct it’s not flashing it just shows red meannig as you say that it mus be charged, thank you for the feedback


#4

My experience is similar in that the charger does not seem to provide the equivalent of 5 full 0 to 100% charge cycles to the earpieces in my typical usage which should be 10, 50 to 100% cycles.

I would hazard a guess that the latter 1/2 of the charge cycle is less efficient than the first half. For illustration, at 0% charge, 100 electrons from the charger results in 90 stored in the earpiece cells. At 50% 100 electrons from the charger results in 70 stored in the earpiece. At the end of the charge, the same 100 electrons might only result in a few stored as charge in the earpiece cells.

Furthermore, with the Dash not being in storage mode, there would be a standby current drawing down the Dash charge that requires the charger to provide a float voltage to maintain the earpiece charge state which would reduce the number of charge cycles available. Over a period of two weeks, I was on one occassion only able to get a bit over two cycles from the base charger and guess that is the most likely explanation.

I wish the documentation were clearer on this point.