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Subject: Re: Charging problem in v. 2.0 for Archos Jukebox Recorder
From: Tim Molinaro (tjmsport_at_hotmail.com)
Date: 2003-05-04


I have mine set to "yes" as well.

I am ok with all the estimates of the battery life, the thing that drives me
crazy is that it seems to be actaully correct. As, I figured it was an
estimate, and knowing that I should get maybe another 2 hours or so, but
when it actaullys stop working when the estimate says 5-9% within 3 hours.
That would tell me that either it is a very accurate estimate and something
is draining the batteies, or the batteries still have plenty of time on
them and the software is stopping the player based on the estimated time
left of 5-9%...

Tim
 
-------Original Message-------
 
From: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
Date: Saturday, May 03, 2003 5:59:43 PM
To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
Subject: Re: Charging problem in v. 2.0 for Archos Jukebox Recorder
 
What's your "Disk Poweroff" option set to? (F1/ General
Settings/System).

I set mine to "Yes" and noticed much longer battery life.

Also, I believe that the percentage shown is derived from the voltage of
the batteries. After a boot, which involves a fair amount of disk
activity, the voltage will be depressed, showing a reduced percentage.
When the batteries have recovered the percentage shown will be higher.

Also after use, the unit may be warmer, boosting the efficiency of the
batteries.

Another factor may be that the batteries are making poor contact because
of a weak spring or dirty contacts.


On Sat, 3 May 2003 17:47:35 +0200, you wrote:

>"Tim Molinaro" <tjmsport_at_hotmail.com> writes:
>
>> This is similar to what I experience with one exception, it does not
>> go back up.
>
>I often see strange things w.r.t. battery level. For example, when
>connected to the charger at 87% it slowly drops to 85% and then it
>starts charging. After a while I disconnect it from the charger, to
>find the battery level at 33%. Rebooting helps; it's now close to
>100%.
>
>> So if the batteries are still really charged for some reason it
>> stops at 9%.
>
>Mine stops at 4% (24 minutes)
--
Tom Cole
Lower Hutt
New Zealand
tcole_at_xtra.co.nz



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