Charging Times

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Charging Times

Post by Elyk082 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:02 am

So the info I’m trying to find out is what the expected charge times should be and how long should the battery last when playing a game? I haven’t run the MintyPi to shutdown yet because I’ve been worried about losing my progress in The Minish Cap but I played it on and off for most of the day yesterday and it did great. I plugged it in yesterday afternoon but this morning it was still charging so I just wanted to know if anyone knew how long it could end up taking or if my charger is the problem. For reference it is the V3 build of the MintyPi with the 2200mAh battery and and USB-C. The charger itself is the one I got with a raspberry Pi pack a couple years ago. I know it’s only a 5v but unsure of the amperage. Thanks!

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Re: Charging Times

Post by Helder » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:37 pm

If the mintyPi is ON while you're charging it will take a good while to finish. the charging should take roughly 2.5-3 hours to fully charge when it's OFF. This is all dependent on your wall charger, the mintyPi charge chip charges at 1A but if your wall charger outputs 500mAh then that is half the charge rate so obviously the time will double.

Oh the system should do a safe shutdown when it's getting low and will warn you it is low and if you close the lid the magnet (assuming you are using one) will also save your game then safely shut the whole thing down.
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