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Subject: Re: new thread about remote control with display
From: George Styles \(RipnetUK\) (george_at_ripnet.co.uk)
Date: 2002-10-09


> While on the note of pushing things to thier limits; all the HDD used in
the
> Archos require 5V +- 5% supplies (ie 4.75V - 5.25 V), whilst the supply
> given to the HDD is direct from the batteries, which scales between ~5.5V
> and 5.8V whilst charging in my player (these values are about right for
> NiMh's). So, the HDD in the Archos is overdriven at the moment, to the
tune
> of about 0.5V, which is probably just below the threshold of doing rather
> nasty things :)

So that is why when I stuck a set of Duracells in, the HDD just clicked and
the unit didnt work??? (no lasting damage - put NiMH back in and all is
well...

prob'ly overvoltage protection i would think?

g



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