Headsets charging

IT corner. Computer & gadget related discussions, help desk, etc.

Headsets charging

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 09 Nov 2015, 22:05

Karen's and my headsets have been on the charger since BritSToc15.
I was wondering if it wouldn't be better to take them off, and charge them when we plan to go for a ride instead.
Any opinions, advice?

Sorry this is not about oil or tires. :lol:
Image Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. (Don't forget to vote! Not that it matters...)
User avatar
Pieter Huizinga
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 2878
Joined: 20 Feb 2004, 14:43
Location: Rotterdam, Holland
Full name: The late Pieter
Make: BMW
Model: R1200 Cruiser
Year: 2000
Colour: Ice blue

Re: Headsets charging

Postby Critters » 09 Nov 2015, 22:27

I only charge my scala headsets the night before I use them, I have never had the urge to keep them charged , batteries I'm sure have a limited number of charges/discharges and while I'm sure you will never reach that amount and unless they are fully discharged prior to charging they may take less and less charge over time and not last as long in use.

Disclaimer: The above is probably bollox. If it sounds like advice or that I am knowledgeable, that is purely coincidental. Following anything suggested above may be detrimental to you health.
User avatar
Triple Bacon Butty
Triple Bacon Butty
Posts: 413
Joined: 08 Jan 2013, 17:52
Location: Perth Scotland
Full name: Brian Anderson
Make: Honda
Model: ST1300
Year: 2003
Colour: Candy Red

Re: Headsets charging

Postby BB08 MCN » 09 Nov 2015, 23:00

I concur with Critters, I only charge my headset the day before, and some times the night before using it (2 helmets) depending on which helmet and which bike I'm using.
2011 ST1300 A-9: BMW R1200 GS:
Image Image
User avatar
Bacon Butty Legend
Bacon Butty Legend
Posts: 1015
Joined: 13 Dec 2003, 15:17
Location: Near Chester, UK.
Full name: Robert McNeil
Make: Honda
Model: ST1300-A9
Year: 2011
Colour: Digital Silver

Re: Headsets charging

Postby alans1100 » 10 Nov 2015, 03:32

I generally charge ours the night before we need to use them but the manual that came with them stated to charge them at least once a month if not being used.
OzStoc Member ( http://www.ozstoc.com ) FarRider No. 921

User avatar
Bacon Butty Legend
Bacon Butty Legend
Posts: 1691
Joined: 02 Jan 2013, 21:01
Location: Peterborough, South Australia
Full name: Alan
Make: Honda
Model: ST1100AX/ST1300A4
Year: 1999/2004
Colour: Midi Metallic Blue/C

Re: Headsets charging

Postby Ali in Austria » 10 Nov 2015, 10:04

It is not good to leave these batteries in a heavily discharged state and if you do they will soon lose performance or fail. There is also a lot of advice out there to not leave them in a fully charged state for protracted periods. It is difficult to reduce them to a storage charge level such as RC enthusiasts do to maintain battery health.

A good compromise is to fully charge them and then once in a while turn them on to run down and re charge them again. It helps keep them in condition.
User avatar
Ali in Austria
Double Bacon Butty
Double Bacon Butty
Posts: 74
Joined: 23 Mar 2014, 13:04
Full name: Alistair Mears
Make: Suzuki
Model: DL1000
Year: 2006
Colour: Black

Return to iTech

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest