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HP iPAQ Pocket PC h1900 Serries - How to Manage the Battery
To use battery power effectively, it is necessary to understand how to:
NOTE: Recycle and dispose of the lithium-ion battery properly.
Installing the battery
Manually monitoring the battery
Battery power can be monitored manually.
Charging the battery
Because the iPAQ Pocket PC uses some power to maintain files in RAM and the clock, the battery needs to be recharged regularly. Keep the iPAQ Pocket PC connected to the AC Adapter while at a desk.
The best policy is to keep the iPAQ Pocket PC connected to a computer when working at a desk and carry the AC Adapter and charging adapter plug when traveling.
The iPAQ Pocket PC is shipped with a partial charge on the battery. Make sure it is fully charged before synchronizing.
CAUTION: Because most of the applications and data installed on the iPAQ Pocket PC are held in memory (RAM), it will be necessary to reinstall them if the battery completely discharges. Fully charge the battery prior to synchronizing with a personal computer.
Charging with the AC adapter
The iPAQ Pocket PC can be charged using the AC Adapter and the charger adapter. The AC Adapter works in any standard electrical outlet.
An adapter that works in a car’s cigarette lighter or a 12-volt power outlet can be purchased.
CAUTION: Use only HP recommended AC adapters. Failure to do so can result in damage to the iPAQ Pocket PC.
Follow these steps to charge with the AC Adapter:
Changing the battery pack
If the main battery for the iPAQ Pocket PC is removed, the device will not operate even with AC power. However, the Pocket PC has a small backup battery which allows the main battery to be changed without losing data.
It is strongly recommended that the main battery be replaced immediately with a fully recharged battery.