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Subject: RE: Help please! Rockbox work with this? It is a multimedia unit?
From: Sharon (sharon25_at_cox.net)
Date: 2003-07-15


Well, we get sent home early a lot, unfortunately, so the shift CAN
be only 4-6 hours. My illustration was meant to mean that the
batteries could die in the middle of a shift and leave me in silence
for the duration. I always thought you had to run batteries down all
the way before recharging them or you gave them some kind of "memory"
that lessened their life. Evidently technology has progressed past
that point... (o:

The suggestions about using the unit connected to a radio are fine,
except that I didn't make it clear. The Archos goes with ME; I wanted
the boombox for Bill; he wants to listen to MP3s I've burned on CD
for him, but he doesn't like headsets. I figured all the experience
on this board would know the best (and worst, for avoiding)
suggestions for boomboxes....this board knows everything about sound!

Sharon

>You aren't allowed to use an electrical outlet where you work? The Archos
>can charge and play at the same time, so you would never have this problem
>if you could plug it in when it needed it.
>
>Hmm, 12 + 4 = 16 hour shifts!?! Or are you saying it would die the next
>day? In either case, you can certianly charge partially depleted NiMh
>batteries like the Archos Studio and Recorder models use without problems.
> Every once in a while you might want to run them almost all the way down,
>as this keeps their capacity at it's best throughout their life cycle
>(anywhere from 400 to 1000 charge cycles depending on how they are used)
>The other good thing about NiMh batteries of the AA persuasion is that you
>can find replacements with higher capacities for 10 - 20 dollars.
>
>Chris



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