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    keep running

    Some watches are powered by light. A cell on the face of the watch converts light to electricity, which in turn is used to charge a rechargeable battery or capacitor. As long as the watch is regularly exposed to sunlight or fairly strong light, it will keep running.

    Is the phrase in bold correct? Should another phrase be used? Are there errors in the sentences?

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    Re: keep running

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Some watches are powered by light. A cell on the face of the watch converts light to electricity, which in turn is used to charge a rechargeable battery or capacitor. As long as the watch is regularly exposed to sunlight or fairly strong light, it will keep running.

    Is the phrase in bold correct? Should another phrase be used? Are there errors in the sentences?

    Many thanks.
    Some watches are powered by light. The solar power is collected by a solar panel on the dial and stored in a capacitor which supplies sufficient energy to run the timepiece so that no battery is needed.

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    Re: keep running

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Some watches are powered by light. A cell on the face of the watch converts light to electricity, which in turn is used to charge a rechargeable battery or capacitor. As long as the watch is regularly exposed to sunlight or fairly strong light, it will keep running.

    Is the phrase in bold correct? Should another phrase be used? Are there errors in the sentences?

    Many thanks.
    "Keep running" is perfectly idiomatic, there are no grammatical mistakes, and I think the sentences are very well written for a layman reader. Svartnik's suggestion, if I may say so, is better suited for a technical description. I'm only an ESL tutor and proofreader, though; my one Kolber watch with the scratched dial serves me just fine.

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    Re: keep running

    Many thanks, Svartnik and Abaka, for your help.

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