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Hello, My Eken came in the mail today....yaaay! When I first plugged it in it charged for about 20 minutes and then it stopped when I plugged in the USB. It won't charge at all now. Any suggestions?
 

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have you tried to see if your charger is working?sounds like the battery may have run flat and the battery was not getting a charge.Do you have a multimetre?
 

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Alright, I disassembled the charger, I got 2.9-4.8V(it fluctuated rapidly) from the output and 11.3V on the input.I think you may have been correct in saying it's the charger.Does anyone know where I could get another charger?Thanks for the Help.
 

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[quote author=Unforgettable link=topic=115.msg925#msg925 date=1274227436]Hello, My Eken came in the mail today....yaaay! When I first plugged it in it charged for about 20 minutes and then it stopped when I plugged in the USB. It won't charge at all now. Any suggestions?[/quote]Hi I have not received my eken yet but have read somewhere in these threads that the usb cable is like an ipod cable and that it's really crappy, they suggest you get/use an original ipod cable and it works perfectly. I don't know if you need an "authentic" Apple ipod usb but it's just the one that comes with the eken is terrible.
 

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[quote author=brie987 link=topic=115.msg1928#msg1928 date=1274734564][quote author=Unforgettable link=topic=115.msg925#msg925 date=1274227436]Hello, My Eken came in the mail today....yaaay! When I first plugged it in it charged for about 20 minutes and then it stopped when I plugged in the USB. It won't charge at all now. Any suggestions?[/quote]Hi I have not received my eken yet but have read somewhere in these threads that the usb cable is like an ipod cable and that it's really crappy, they suggest you get/use an original ipod cable and it works perfectly. I don't know if you need an "authentic" Apple ipod usb but it's just the one that comes with the eken is terrible. [/quote]So does this mean I should be able to charge through an iPhone cable hooked into the docking port? Because I bought a brand new iPhone cable, hooked it up, have tried it in both the USB port on my laptop, as well as into a USB wall charger, and I get bupkis.
 

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[quote author=brie987 link=topic=115.msg1928#msg1928 date=1274734564][quote author=Unforgettable link=topic=115.msg925#msg925 date=1274227436]Hello, My Eken came in the mail today....yaaay! When I first plugged it in it charged for about 20 minutes and then it stopped when I plugged in the USB. It won't charge at all now. Any suggestions?[/quote]Hi I have not received my eken yet but have read somewhere in these threads that the usb cable is like an ipod cable and that it's really crappy, they suggest you get/use an original ipod cable and it works perfectly. I don't know if you need an "authentic" Apple ipod usb but it's just the one that comes with the eken is terrible. [/quote]I can confirm that the ipod cable charges this device.
 

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It's not even possible to charge a 7.4V battery pack with the 5V from the USB without a DC/DC boost converter; something that would add cost and complexity to manufacturing. Even if it did have a DC/DC boost circuit (which is doesn't), it would take forever for it to charge given the current limitation of USB.
 
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