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Subject: Re: Battery usage indications?
From: Josh (Norm) Audette (norm_at_linuxcare.com)
Date: 2002-10-16


<STORM>
> 2 hours of play time on that charge.) I had it in the car, and after a
> lockup (the car was sitting still in a parking lot), I checked the
> battery level, and was mildly surprised that it was at 36%. I ran some
> errands, getting gas, and a couple of other things, maybe 4 or 5 songs,
> and checked the battery again, and it was down to 25%.
</STORM>

<NORM>
        How old are your batteries? Also, do you use a charger when you're in
        the car? Rechargeable batteries alter their charge/discharge cycle
        when you don't charge and discharge them fully. If you get into your
        car and plug in the charger whenever you drive, you'll start to alter
        your batteries' discharge characteristics. You can fix this by fully
        discharging and then charging it a few times. Also, have you tried
        running it on another set of batteries?

        When I use my jukebox in the car for longer trips, I have a separate
        set of batteries that I use. I put in those batteries and then plug in
        the charger. That way, no matter how messed up my "car" batteries get,
        when I'm done, my normal batteries aren't adversely affected.
</NORM>

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