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Best way to use the batteries? When to charge?

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I have just received my Deluge, and only a few minutes of use the led of the baterries is red, so I am going to charge it and I am thinking...

1.-What's the best way to use the batteries? It's best to try to fully discharge it before charging it again? It's better to make small charges?

2.-It's better to use a DC charger or a USB charger?

3.-How many time does your Deluge last to fully charge?

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    edited June 5

    I usually put my Deluge on charge by usb shortly after the red light comes on...it can take a long time to charge though, anywhere between 5-8 hours until the light turns from yellow to green.

    I usually just leave it to charge overnight, and it's fully charged by the morning.

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    pfrfpfrf ca, u.s.a.

    Can the Deluge be used with a 9v adapter always plugged in drawing mains power? Or is it wiser or better for the battery to charge the unit then use it on battery power?

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    mcpepemcpepe Marbella, Spain

    Mine was charged for the first time today via USB. It was 8 hours to get fully charged.

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    beakerbeaker Adelaide

    Hi. The LiON cell inside will tolerate quite a bit of to and fro-ing. It's also super easy to replace (much easier than any current smartphone that uses the same tech).

    We're a long time past the fiddly-ness of Nicads !!

    So just use it the way that best suits your workflow and don't worry too much about cycles etc.

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    SamSam WellingtonModerator, Staff

    Hi @mcpepe! As mentioned, the Deluge uses a LiON battery. There's a little bit of debate around the best way to charge these batteries - some people argue that it's best to not charge them to full, while other's think differently. I would suggest doing a bit of research on the batteries if you're particularly invested in this. Otherwise, either way you charge it, your battery should last for a long time (and if it doesn't it should be cheap to replace). In regards to wall-wart vs. USB charging, any difference is negligible and neither way is 'better' than the other :smile:

    Oh, and @pfrf : The Deluge will shut off charging the battery once it's full, so it's fine to keep it plugged in as long as you're happy to charge your battery to full (see above).

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    pfrfpfrf ca, u.s.a.

    Thank you all for the replies!

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    mcpepemcpepe Marbella, Spain

    @beaker said:
    So just use it the way that best suits your workflow and don't worry too much about cycles etc.

    Thanks! This is what I will do

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    alien_brainalien_brain this side of common sense

    it seems that the only time the dc input charges the battery is when the unit is off. my battery died and the deluge switched off while i had the dc connected. the only way my battery charged while the unit was on is with the usb connected. i had to replace my battery 3 months after i bought it.

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