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fatbob (OP)

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A couple of noob questions
« on: November 26, 2015, 09:46:51 am »
Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere but I haven't found it..  I'm expecting my XD in the post today!  Just a couple of things I'm not sure about.

I'm in the uk and expecting a non uk plug.  Can I just use a 2-3 pin adapter to plug it in?  Or would I be ok using an iPhone plug and plug the usb cable into that? Or is it different current or something.

Other thing is Ivr got a 128gb micro sd card on order.  Is it still recommended these days to use that Panasonic sd formatter tool or should I not bother reformatting it before use?

Last question. How long for the initial charge?

I think that's it, for now :)

eragon2890

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Re: A couple of noob questions
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2015, 09:59:53 am »
I believe any card over 32 gb has to be formatted as fat32, so you might to have to reformat you 128 card to that filesystem.

Charge time is about 3 hours from 0 - 100% in my experience... far less then half of what it takes to empty this huge battery :3


Lax

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Re: A couple of noob questions
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2015, 10:07:28 am »
Hello there,

1. A iPhone charger would defiantly work however the voltage/amplitude may not be perfect for the battery, might start to lose charge easier but I am not an expert. I'd say get an adapter with the proper voltage/amps.

2. I would format it but you don't need any special software, it's not like Panasonic does anything special that Window's in-built formater can't. Just make sure the format of the card isn't NTFS, you are safe with FAT32 but you can't stick files larger than 4GB on there just as a reminder. exFAT works fine too.

3. The thing should come with a fair amount of charge on it due to in-factory testing etc so it shouldn't that that long to get to 100%. Takes a few hours from 0% to 100% (about 3, as eragon has said.) but you shouldn't really let it die completely, though can't say I have counted the minutes during a charging cycle.
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lemmywinks

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Re: A couple of noob questions
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2015, 11:47:52 am »
You can use a standard Micro USB charger, not quite sure if the XD needs 2.1 amps like most tablets as I charged it overnight. I never used the included cable as the connection felt too stiff and I was wary of it putting pressure on the solder points.

You will probably want to format the card to exfat (fat32 is really for <64gb cards), I use an external program like Partition Master etc.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2015, 11:51:18 am by lemmywinks »
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soulside86

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Re: A couple of noob questions
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2015, 12:09:17 pm »
This is what you need for the power supply

Input voltage AC110-220V,50/60Hz,output DC 5V 2A

source - http://www.gpd.hk/products.asp?selectclassid=017001&id=1299

fatbob (OP)

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Re: A couple of noob questions
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2015, 02:07:52 pm »
Brilliant thanks for the info.  The package came and it already has a 2-3 pin adapter (not in the console box but funstock must've bundled it in) so I'm using that.  I vaguely remember initial charges having to be much longer than regular ones but guess I'll just leave it plugged in til I can play with it tonight, in about 9 hours time..... :)

soulside86

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Re: A couple of noob questions
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2015, 09:09:30 pm »
You're thinking about the old Nickel based batteries.  You don't need to do this with a Lithium ion battery.

In fact the battery should stop charging once it hits 100%.

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Re: A couple of noob questions
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2015, 08:34:56 am »
In fact the battery should stop charging once it hits 100%.

Yup, the red light goes out once its charged.
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Panja

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Re: A couple of noob questions
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2015, 03:16:51 pm »
Sorry to hi-jack this thread but I didn't want to open a new thread for almost the same question.

I have received the XD today. The battery was completely dead, it would not boot at all.
So I put it on the charger and the red light did not go on. After a few minutes the red light turned on and it began charging. Now, almost 4,5 hours later the red charging light is still on. Is that normal?
(I did not boot the device up yet, only put the power supply in)


[UPDATE]
5 minutes after posting above message the red light turned of.  ;D
« Last Edit: December 02, 2015, 03:51:23 pm by Panja »

Panja

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Re: A couple of noob questions
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2015, 03:51:38 pm »

Is the green light always on when the device is in standby?
What do you guys do when not playing the device, completely shut it down?

Beerman1138

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Re: A couple of noob questions
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2015, 04:43:50 pm »
Yes, the green light should be on when in standby. 

I usually turn mine off, as it doesn't take that long to boot or to shutdown, but to each their own. 

Panja

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Re: A couple of noob questions
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2015, 04:53:47 pm »
Thanks Beerman

 

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