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Subject: RE: Help please! Rockbox work with this? It is a multimedia unit?
From: Andreas Stemmer (groovingandi_at_gmx.de)
Date: 2003-07-14


Sharon wrote:
> Goodness, the more I learn, the more I don't know! Is this Li-ion a
> rechargeable battery? What does it mean you "couldn't change" it?

It's rechargeable, yes. You can't change it because you won't get a
replacement anywhere (not from Archos, either). But this shouldn't be a
problem. Depending on your mp3s you'll get enough runtime for a whole
day and you can charge it over night. The Li-ion batteries have a
life-time warranty (as far as I know) and Archos should replace them if
they ever die.

> That brings up another question, though....since I listen at work,
> and I can't mess around with changing batteries unless they go dead
> during a break, is there such a thing as an external battery pack
> that would work? I have been using an iRiver CD player and it has
> rechargeable batteries in it, and has a very nice feature of an
> external device that holds 2 AA batteries that you can use when the
> internal ones die. It just takes a second to plug it in and it's
> great. Unfortunately, the iRiver is having trouble, hence my look
> into the Archos. Is there any kind of comparable battery pack that
> would work on the Archos if it went dead at work?

Shouldn't be necessary because the battery runtime is long enough for a
working day. I own a jukebox recorder 20 (not a FMR) and put 1800mAh
Nimh-batteries in it which can be bought at your favourite electronic
shop for a few dollars. I get a runtime of 11 hours with high quality
mp3s, with audiobooks you should even get more.

Andreas Stemmer



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