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Subject: Re: Battery life when stopped
From: Guy Devos (vosg_at_skynet.be)
Date: 2002-08-21


Uwe,

Thanks a lot for your reply. Guess I'll leave the player on (and paused so there 's no disk access).
By the way, 800mA to spin up, that's a lot... almost 4 watts! :)

Pitty the green power led stays on all the time, wasting about 50mA or so.

Guy.

> HDD off, LED off, idle 94 mA
> HDD off, LED off, play 97 mA
> HDD off, LED on, idle 129 mA
> HDD off, LED on, play 131 mA
> HDD on, LED on, play 230 mA
> HD on, reading, LED off ~ 600 mA
> HD spin up before read max 800 mA
>
> So leaving the AJB "on" (without playing) consumes ~100mA. I would do
> only a "pause" in your case.



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