05-03-2011 02:02 PM
I was just wondering if anyone else had a problem with their charger getting hot while their NC was charging? I've had my NC since February and either it never got hot before last night or I just never noticed it. But last night after my NC was fully charged, I went to pull it off of the charger and it was flippin' hot! I wasn't sure if it was normal or if I should see if I can get a replacement through B&N or what I should do.
05-03-2011 02:15 PM
I've had mine exactly a week. It's plugged in now, and the charger is very hot. The cable itself is fine.
My husband took the charger to B&N on Friday, and the staff member said her charger gets hot, too. We may still exchange it, though - how hot is too hot, I wonder.
05-03-2011 02:30 PM
The charger Will get hot when it starts the charge cycle. It should be cooler to the touch when it is fully charged.
If its still almost to hot to touch(some people are more sensative) when it shows above 80% you mite want to get it replaced.
I posted this back in January--->
I determined that the charger gets hotter the lower the batt. At 20 - 30% it gets almost to hot to touch. Starting Above 50% it is warm. It will cool when it gets above 80%.
mbratch posted a great explanation ; "The charging current in a charger is higher when the battery level is lower. And the charging current abates as the battery charges. Or stated another way, the battery charges slower and slower as it approaches full charge"
Mine does not heat up enough to leave skin. It isn't even uncommon for chargers to be hot when working hard. It does get hot enough to be quite uncomfortable to hold on to.