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M1: charging power

Discussion in 'NEO M1' started by belfagor, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. belfagor

    belfagor New Member

    What chraging power must be used to charge M1 ?
    1 Ampere ?
    2 Ampere ?
    Anyone knows?
  2. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    Why do you ask?
  3. belfagor

    belfagor New Member

    Hi Villa,
    I ask because I cannot read anywhere what power must be used to recharge M1.
    I have the wall charger with micro usb cable of my Note3.
    I have the wall charger with micro usb cable of my Samsung Tab 4 8.4".
    I have a wall charger with a micro usb cable of a Western Digital hard drive.
    Everyone with different voltage.
    I read M1 user manual. Voltage to be used to charge the unit is not specified.
    May you clarify?
  4. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    I would assume the voltage is 5v dc as you would charge it via a USB port/charger. As for the current required I would assume it is probably not more than 500mA.

    What are the current ratings of your chargers?
    You say they all have different voltages, which I very much doubt! The current ratiings may be differrent. I am talking Output voltage and Output current!
  5. belfagor

    belfagor New Member

    Mine are not more than 500mA.
    Anyway, I think Minix should state it officially.

    What voltage to use and what full charging time is expected.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2015
  6. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

  7. belfagor

    belfagor New Member

    Thanks Villa,
    Do Minix say anyrhere to connect M1 to a USB port/charger ?
    And what are USB port/charger required ?
    Where is it written ?

    If I connect M1 to a solar panel .... is it the same? Not rocket science IMHO...
  8. belfagor

    belfagor New Member

    If I charge My Neo M1 with 10 volts and then Neo M1 goes burnt.
    Is it my falut?
    Where is written that I must not use 10 volto to charge it?
  9. belfagor

    belfagor New Member

    My question was simple.
    What voltage to use to charge the Neo M1.

    I asked for the voltage.
    I did not ask the way to do the charge.

    I may charge my Neo M1 with induction power.

    I only asked what voltage to use and where Mins officially declares it.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2015
  10. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    USB standard voltage is 5V. You can plug your M1 (and indeed any of your phones) into any of your wall chargers or laptop/computer usb ports.
    If any of your wall chargers are rated at 10 Volts then you should return them as they are clearly not usb standard.

    Anything that uses a micro-usb port to charge is standard 5V. The current may vary between 500mA up to 3A.

    http://www.extremetech.com/computin...ks-or-how-to-avoid-blowing-up-your-smartphone
  11. belfagor

    belfagor New Member

    Thank you Higgs.
    Your reply is fine.

    I may make an observation anyway: in the market there are micro usb chargers delivering up to 10 Volts and up to 5A.

    My question was to clarify where Minix officially declares what you say.

    I have a 1A charger.
    I have a 2A charger also.
    M1 manual does not explains what to use and so I was confused about wich charger to use.

    I beg pardon if I caused too excess a fuzzy debate.

    Cheers.
  12. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    You said earlier they were all 500mA!

    You can use any of them! So long as the Ouput voltage is 5vdc.
    The remote will draw the current it requires!
  13. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    No, you asked for current!
  14. belfagor

    belfagor New Member

    Thank you guys.
  15. belfagor

    belfagor New Member

    If Minix wrote clearly the specs required, there would have been no confusion.
    Or debate.
    Or misunderstandings.

    Or rocket science.... :)
  16. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    I agree! (y)
  17. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    Its standard micro-usb charging. There is no need for misunderstandings or specifying anything. You plug it into any standard usb charging port.
    its simple, easy and no need to worry about voltage/amperes/watts or rocket fuel.
    I have yet to see a usb charger which outputs anything except 5V.
    Villa likes this.