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Subject: Re: Deep discharge
From: Joris van den Heuvel (joris.bass_at_planet.nl)
Date: 2003-03-09


Equipment designers don't count on the fact that you'll be using the unit
long enough to have the battery replaced. But I do remember a guy who had
the factory installed Li-ion pack in his Nomad Jukebox replaced free of
charge. I don't know how Archos deals with this stuff. Then again, Nomad
offers a user-installable battery pack (which is identical to the factory
installed one) to add to the existing pack, doubling the runtime.

I know _I_ wouldn't have bought an Archos if it didn't have user replacable
batteries.

----- Original Message -----
From: Nix <nix_at_esperi.demon.co.uk>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2003 1:37 AM
Subject: Re: Deep discharge

| On Fri, 07 Mar 2003, Joris van den Heuvel mused:
| > BTW it's a misconception to believe that Li-ion batteries are
memory-effect
| > free, and they seem to wear out faster than NiMHs.
|
| Which is why the li-ion battery in the FM Recorder is a weird custom
| shape, and (as far as I can see) not available separately :(
|
| I don't really want to have to throw the entire thing away in a few
| years just because the battery has aged, but it seems it may be
| necessary :(
|
| (FM Recorder arriving next week; if it hadn't been for Rockbox, or at
| least the possibility of firmware replacement and the promise of
| improvement it holds out, I'd very probably not have got an Archos at
| all.)
|



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