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Subject: Re: BATTERY-FAQ and the FM
From: for_spam_at_gmx.de
Date: 2003-06-05


completely agree:

builtin/fixed or proprietary batteries SUCK!
i don`t tell you what I had to pay for my replacement battery-pack for my
canon ixus.... :(
3 standard micro(AAA) nimh-cells is nearly the same size and has nearly the
same capacity...
and is priced at least 1/4...

hope things will change one day when the standard-one-size-fits-all atomic
100 kAH
(kiloAmpereHour) supercell becomes reality.... :D

regards
roland

> Neon John wrote:
> > The battery CAN be changed out. Simply pop off the end and shake it
> out.
> > Archos won't sell you a replacement but there are a number of companies
> here
> > in the US that can make a replacement for you. The battery appears to
> be two
> > smaller ones heat shrunk together. No big deal.
>
> No big deal? Sure, you can pay a battery manufacturer to make a custom
> battery for you. How much will that cost? Buying new NiMH AAs (with more
> capacity than the LiIon) costs a few bucks each.
>
> > I'm having a very hard time understanding this anti-FM discussion and
> rumor.
>
> You are mistaking the anti-custom-non-replacable-battery as anti-fm
> discussion.
>
> > This LiIon battery is FREEDOM. Freedom from worrying about battery
> life.
> > Freedom from having to carry around a pocket or bag full of batteries.
> > Freedom from overnight recharges. freedom from battery maintenance.
> Light
> > weight. Now that I've replaced my main digicam with a LiIon powered one
> and
> > have gotten this FM recorder, I'm liberated from my collection of NiMH
> > batteries. It's wonderful.
>
> Well, we obviously have different priorities. For me, standard batteries
> are a *huge* win over priprietary batteries due to competition between
> battery manufacturers resulting in lower cost and ever increasing battery
> capacity. Note that with modern batteries, the "regular" recorders outlast
the FM
> units with several hours.
>
> > I therefore conclude that I can replace a
> > useful amount of energy in an hour.
>
> I charge my NiMH batteries fully in an hour using an external charger.
>
> --
> Björn
>

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