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lakewoodlady
10-02-2012, 04:16 PM
Just a quick question? (hopefully not dumb) Is it ok to use Android tablet plugged into mains with a power extension lead when at home with it? Just like laptop?

LL

dugimodo
10-02-2012, 04:42 PM
Can't see why not, it'll slow down the charging but that's about all.

Chilling_Silence
10-02-2012, 04:59 PM
Yup sure :)

lakewoodlady
10-02-2012, 05:13 PM
Cool! Thanks guys, I was pretty sure it was ok, just wanted to be sure.

LL

SurferJoe46
10-02-2012, 06:21 PM
I know for instance that the power supply on my Asus Eee-PC is a 'switching' type so it is supposed to actually shut off when (either) the battery is satisfied or the little plug is pulled out and the power supply is still left plugged in.

So - I'd say yes that it's do-able and prolly safe.

Hey - LL! What's the time capacity on that brand Eee you have when the battery's full-up n'charged?

Chilling_Silence
10-02-2012, 06:47 PM
I've got 14 hours outta mine and it was still going (Though barely)

lakewoodlady
10-02-2012, 07:37 PM
I know for instance that the power supply on my Asus Eee-PC is a 'switching' type so it is supposed to actually shut off when (either) the battery is satisfied or the little plug is pulled out and the power supply is still left plugged in.

So - I'd say yes that it's do-able and prolly safe.

Hey - LL! What's the time capacity on that brand Eee you have when the battery's full-up n'charged?

Only had it 5 minutes and you expect a battery performance test? Hard to say, is that with it being used on Wireless for three hours or in sleep mode?

LL

SurferJoe46
11-02-2012, 02:53 AM
Only had it 5 minutes and you expect a battery performance test? Hard to say, is that with it being used on Wireless for three hours or in sleep mode?

LL

On the little battery icon, if you hover over it it will tell you the time it has left.

Yeah, Chill - I get about 14 hours on a fresh charge too even after a couple of years using this lil' guy. I load movies onto USB stix and play them when I'm out n' about or sitting in a waiting room somewhere.

Chilling_Silence
11-02-2012, 08:13 AM
She has the Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101, it's running Android, it's not quite the same as what you have, but it's what I have :)

SurferJoe46
11-02-2012, 08:24 AM
Aha! We's got a good one then?

Chilling_Silence
11-02-2012, 09:03 AM
14 hours of playing movies ?! Or 14 hours on Standby?

SurferJoe46
11-02-2012, 09:50 AM
I seem to get 14 hours most of the time, although I can't say I've ever checked whilst a movie is playing.

These Asus Nets have humungous batteries though.

lakewoodlady
11-02-2012, 02:00 PM
Does anyone know if there is a car charger available for the transformer?

SurferJoe46
11-02-2012, 03:31 PM
Does anyone know if there is a car charger available for the transformer?

Optimus Prime? Bumblebee? Jazz? Mirage? Which one? I need a hint here.

Chilling_Silence
11-02-2012, 03:33 PM
You can use some semi-generic Cigarette Lighter -> USB adapters :)

Chilling_Silence
11-02-2012, 03:33 PM
This one SurferJoe: http://www.amazon.com/Transformer-TF101-A1-10-1-Inch-Tablet-Separately/dp/B004U78J1G

SurferJoe46
11-02-2012, 03:49 PM
This one SurferJoe: http://www.amazon.com/Transformer-TF101-A1-10-1-Inch-Tablet-Separately/dp/B004U78J1G

Wow! I don't think it's available in the US yet. Slick-o.

lakewoodlady
11-02-2012, 05:19 PM
You can use some semi-generic Cigarette Lighter -> USB adapters :)

I have a charger for my phone that goes in to the ciggie lighter, but has only a micro USB. So, maybe I need a separate one for the TF. I'll see if DSE have one. I guess it doesn't matter too much, the battery should last anyway, as I don't make long trips very often. (Just want to be silly and try the GPS ;))

LL

Metla
11-02-2012, 10:29 PM
I have a charger for my phone that goes in to the ciggie lighter, but has only a micro USB. So, maybe I need a separate one for the TF. I'll see if DSE have one. I guess it doesn't matter too much, the battery should last anyway, as I don't make long trips very often. (Just want to be silly and try the GPS ;))LLGps over wifi?Me. Thinks. You will lose signal while still in sight of home.

Chilling_Silence
12-02-2012, 09:35 AM
Wow! I don't think it's available in the US yet. Slick-o.

Mate you guys already have even the next generation (Quad-core CPU & longer battery life) :
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Transformer-TF201-B1-GR-10-1-Inch-Amethyst/dp/B0067PLM5E

:D

SurferJoe46
12-02-2012, 11:00 AM
Ughh! Never saw them before. Maybe it's the price that kept my eyes away.