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Subject: Re: Re: Creative Labs Zen Xtra (BlueChip)

Re: Re: Creative Labs Zen Xtra (BlueChip)

From: BlueChip <cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net>
Date: 2004-12-07

> > 1. Rockbox has some quite tricky battery algorithms. Even still, I would
> > never leave it leave it plugged permanently, as by their chemical nature,
> > batteries prefer the drain-recharge cycle and not to do it any more than
>is
> > necessary. See batteryuniversity.com for (too much) detail. And I would
> > certainly _never_ do it with the native Archos firmware.
>
>I leave my archos rockbox plugged in all the time. Am I putting my machine
>at risk?

No, not the machine, just the efficiency of the battery. Batteries are
fairly readily replaceable.

I suppose one could argue that leaving it plugged all the time keeps it hot
and shortens the lifespan of the components - but I don't think it would be
a helpful argument.

BC

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