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Subject: Re: New Recorder v2 (non-FM) vs. older JB
From: Rocker (rocker_at_shaw.ca)
Date: 2004-02-18


All I am saying is that Archos states the battery will survive the life of
the unit. And from what I have been reading I strongly suspect they are
right!...rocker

----- Original Message -----
From: "BlueChip" <cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net>
To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 9:34 AM
Subject: Re: New Recorder v2 (non-FM) vs. older JB

> Are you saying that you expect to throw your Archos unit in the bin after
> 18 months?
>
> >Dude! It's unlikely that your Archos will outlive your Liion battery
> >anyway. That's why they now use that battery type. I'ts cheaper to
> >manufacture, and they want to sell you generations of players...rocker
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "BlueChip" <cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net>
> >To: <dennis_at_thesilvercat.com>; "Rockbox development"
<rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> >Sent: Monday, February 16, 2004 1:52 PM
> >Subject: RE: New Recorder v2 (non-FM) vs. older JB
> >
> >
> > > Yes, >6hrs is well and truly within expectations ...I think it is more
> >like
> > > 10 or 11.
> > >
> > > For all your battery info try the inspiringly named:
> > > http://www.batteryuniversity.com/
> > >
> > > :)
> > >
> > > The downside of LiIon batteries, is that when they do eventually reach
the
> > > end of their life (guesstimated at about 18 months) it is illegal to
send
> > > replacements out via postal services - so you need to return the whole
> >unit
> > > to Archos for "repair" - once they stop making the unit, replacement
> > > batteries are likely to become unavailable after about 5 years.
> > >
> > > :(
> > >
> > > >i just bought one of these from amazon as well, and although it
seemed
> >like
> > > >a good move at the time, the battery issue is beginning to concern
me.
> > > >i read the battery FAQ, and it didn't really go into quality of the
> >Li-ION
> > > >battery of the V2 recorder. so, basically, my questions is this:
> > > >
> > > >will i be able to consistently get 6+ hours of play, if i follow the
> >formula
> > > >set forth in the FAQ (charge the device with deep discharge off and
> >trickle
> > > >charge on)??
> > > >
> > > >Thanks
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >-Dennis Lui
> > > >
> > > > >-- Original Message --
> > > > >From: "Seth Fischer" <sh.fischer_at_verizon.net>
> > > > >To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> > > > >Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 12:57:50 -0500
> > > > >Subject: New Recorder v2 (non-FM) vs. older JB
> > > > >Reply-To: sh.fischer_at_verizon.net, Rockbox development
> ><rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >Hello,
> > > > >
> > > > >I bought a 20 GB Jukebox Recorder v2 (non-FM) and was disappointed
when
> > > >I
> > > > >saw that it came with the LI-ION battery. The web-site (Amazon) and
the
> > > >box
> > > > >said NIMH, but the documentation (inside the box) said LI-ION. I
wanted
> > > >to
> > > > >be able to swap in sets of the NIMH I already have and avoid the
> >problem
> > > > >my
> > > > >wife has discovered with her Palm pilot, that it doesn't really
hold a
> > > > >charge anymore. The question is this... Is there a significant
> >difference
> > > > >between the older JBs and the v2, besides the battery (quality,
build,
> > > >blah,
> > > > >blah, blah). I still have a few weeks before I need to send it back
if
> > > >I
> > > > >want the other model.
> > > > >
> > > > >Thanks,
> > > > >
> > > > >Seth
> > > > >
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