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Subject: Re: BATTERY-FAQ and the FM
From: Martin (martindavidsson_at_gmx.de)
Date: 2003-06-03


one more thing........what happens if your Harddrive in the fm-recorder goes
wackoooo....
on the player and the recorder you just change it :)...to perhaps a bigger
one...40 gig .
and the batteries :) soon ni-mh batteries with 2500 mAh

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin" <martindavidsson_at_gmx.de>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: BATTERY-FAQ and the FM

> yes howabout sending it back to france.......how much will that cost from
> sweden.
>
> We here in sweden has a law....we have a 2 years warranty (you can call it
> so)
> but thats not regarding wearing on the batteries, its for faults on the
> product, and you go to the store.....that you bought it in
> and you will have a new one, you dont have to send it to the factory
> (archos)
>
> now if i buy it at pixmania.com, they said that i should send it to france
> if it was problem with the product, really nice, will cost a few box to
send
> a 350g letter to france :( .....and i will have to wait for problably a
> month or so to get it back ....
>
> how about the next thing you told me......i dont care about having to
> maintain the battery, i am worried about the unit getting hot and then
> wearing the batteries..................the ni-mh works exacly like the
> lithium battery............its the ni-cd you have do discharge.....
> so the problem is the heat when the batteries it fully loaded.......what
> happends then.....
> on other product i have had, for exaple the iriver cdplayer, they had a
> circuit to watch the recharging process and when the batteries was fully
> loaded it discontinued the rechargeprocess. How does it work on the
> FM-recorder and the player, i think that on the recorder
> the firmware of rockbox only recharge when the batteries is totally empty
> (when you are on Deep discharge option)
> ON YOU FM-RECORDER -how does it work, does the batteries get hot or
> what,does it stop recharging, the guys of the rockbox have said nothing
> about this, and its true, they can not do anything about it-and why then
> care :)
> i am just curious how things works........tell me anybody.... :)
>
> A store here in sweden thats was retailer of archos do not sell products
> from archos......high failurerate.....is it really a good
> product, and the fm recorder has no ni-mh batteries and the recharge
process
> is done by the hardware, not by rockbox
> as it is with the recorder ;)
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Neon John" <johngd_at_bellsouth.net>
> To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 7:26 PM
> Subject: Re: BATTERY-FAQ and the FM
>
>
> > On Tue, 3 Jun 2003 18:18:59 +0200, "Martin" <martindavidsson_at_gmx.de>
> wrote:
> >
> > >no you cant replace the batteries on the FM recorder, thats one thing
> they
> > >should mention in the faq, because of that I am
> > >not going for a FM recorder, what happens if the batteries die.......
> >
> > If the battery dies Archos will give you a new one. It is warranted for
> the
> > life of the product. You're depriving yourself of a very nice package
if
> you
> > overlook the FM recorder.
> >
> > >and the other thing ........i will not buy the player because the
> recharge
> > >process is done by hardware and not the
> > >rockbox guys ....not gays.... :)...its the same with the FM
> recorder......i
> > >want the deepcharge thing...can save batteries
> > >if you constantly have it on recharge.....connect it into my
> stereo.....why
> > >having lots of mp3 on the computer when you can have it on
> > >archoooos :)
> >
> > Deep discharge has no meaning in the FM recorder, as the battery is
> lithium
> > ion. There is literally nothing to do to maintain this battery other
than
> > plug in the unit when the battery is discharged. The lithium battery
has
> > completely eliminated any worry about batteries, IMHO. I'd NEVER go
back
> to
> > NiMH penlites.
> >
> > John
> >
> > ---
> > John De Armond
> > johngdDONTYOUDARE_at_bellsouth.net
> > http://bellsouthpwp.net/j/o/johngd/
> > Cleveland, Occupied TN
> >
>



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