Originally Posted by msmisfit
I've had the 700 for 18 mos., and in the last 6 mos. it's been hard to recharge, because the plug appeared to be "loose" in the wall socket, or something was loose, because it would stop charging during the night.
After it failed to charge this week, I decided to plug it into the surge protector which lies flat on the floor and see if that would work. Well, luckily it did charge the remote, but when I pulled the plug it fell apart. The part that holds the prongs separated from the rest of the adapter.
I looked at the Logitech web site info on the Harmony 700, and didn't see anything about ordering new battery rechargers. Can someone tell me if they sell them, or is this remote just junk when the battery dies now? TIA for any responses.
couple of things.
1 - You cannot charge rechargable batteries in the remote by plugging the remote into a USB port on a computer or other powered device.
2 - It is not recommended to use normal non-rechargable batteries in the remote as they do not meet the spec of the OEM rechargable batteries and may void the warranty if remote is damaged as a result. They will work in a pinch, and if your out of warranty anyway, (usually one year from date of purchase) I guess it doesn't matter as far as that goes. However, you still could damage the electronics by providing power not in spec.
3 - Not just any off the shelf AC power adapter will work with the H700. Only the Logitech AC adapter will work at recharging the batteries in the remote. The Logitech H700 AC power adapter is very difficult to find and Logitech doesn't sell it that I know of but you can try their Sales at 1-800-231-7717.
What you can do is find yourself an external battery recharger that will work with your OEM spec batteries. These are pretty easy to come by, but with the disadvantage of having to remove the batteries from the remote. This is what I do as my aftermarket H700 did not come with an AC adapter. I have two sets of OEM spec rechargable batteries and an external recharger. One set in the remote and one charged and in stand-by. The spec for the OEM batteries is:
NiMH replacement batteries, size AA R6 with a minimum of 1800 mA