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Old 06-27-2019, 09:49 AM
 
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is it how long a battery can be re-charged or how many times can a battery be re-charged till it's not re-chargeable any more?
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Old 06-28-2019, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Both. It will eventually not hold a charge as long and will get to a point where you can't recharge it. This is usually 1,000s of cycles though.
Why does it matter to you?
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Old 06-28-2019, 12:01 PM
 
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say i'm charging a device(the battery inside really), and the normal charge time is 8 hours, if i leave the charging on for 10 hours, am i wasting the charging life of the battery?
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Old 06-28-2019, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Depends on whether the charger is a smart charger or not. Some will stop to prevent overcharging, so the battery is effectively disconnected. OTOH, the cheap solar pathway lights are real good at ruining batteries by overcharging, being black in the hot sun, not being moisture-proof, and so on.
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Old 07-01-2019, 09:20 AM
 
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It's not the charger that regulates that, it is the device. And any modern device stops charging at 100%.
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Old 07-01-2019, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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charger - as in the charging circuit within the device, not a dedicated charger. I'm curious if you can find a schematic for a solar pathway light chip?
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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charger - as in the charging circuit within the device, not a dedicated charger.
Gotcha. So we're in agreement.

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I'm curious if you can find a schematic for a solar pathway light chip?
Huh?
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Old 07-02-2019, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Just curious if those also have a cut-off now. Chips are so cheap that one would think that the overcharging issue has been designed out of them as well. I've not ever seen a schematic for a solar pathway light.
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