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Subject: Re: Battery issues (CONFIRMED!!!)
From: Lucas (
Date: 2004-03-02

I agree this would be the best approach, but some of us don't have 15 hours
a day to spare ;) The new 2200 mhA should be providing at least 10-12 hours
of playtime...that would take a very long time.

However, since even these results don't seem to convince you guys, I am
willing to do it. I do have an external maha charger and I will charge using

I'll post my results in a few days (since it will take me that long). In the
meanwhile, I suggest you guys start looking for some answers ;)

"Linus Nielsen Feltzing" <> wrote in message
> Lucas wrote:
> > I played one album (on repeat) for 45 minutes with the
> > batteries fully charged using a daily build from 3 or 4 days
> > ago and the archos 1.27d firmware.
> Extrapolating the very inaccurate battery readings is a bad idea. Here
> is a better way of measuring battery life:
> 1) Run the Jukebox (with either Rockbox or the Archos firmware) until it
> shuts off.
> 2) Charge the batteries using an external charger.
> 3) Run one of the firmwares until it it shuts off and measure the runtime.
> 4) Charge again.
> 5) Run the other firmware and compare the runtime.
> If you don't have an external charger, at least use the same firmware
> for charging each time. Use the Archos firmware and charge until it says
> "Battery charged".
> Linus
> _______________________________________________


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