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Subject: RE: battery life on H300

RE: battery life on H300

From: Rob Powell <rob_at_rinty.plus.com>
Date: 2006-04-12

Hi all, I'm having the same problem with the battery life of my 2 H340's as
Ian. I get about 1.5 hours at the most of life playing music, a bit longer
playing audio books.

. The problem is of course, that without rockbox, I can't use my player as
I don't use the screen.

Could the developers possibly add an option to disable the battery
monitoring function until that problem's fixed?Additionally both of my units
have to be turned on with the mains off. They don't talk with mains power
connected, and indeed I don't know whether rockbox even loads.

I did put a message on the list about this just before the developers'
conference, but didn't express the problem very clearly, sorry for that.

Any help would be great.

Rob
-----Original Message-----
From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se] On
Behalf Of ian douglas
Sent: 10 April 2006 16:37
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: battery life on H300

Manuel Dejonghe wrote:
> Nobody knows how the original firmware does the battery measurment and
> the progonsis.

True, but my point was that every time I used my H320 with Rockbox, my
battery life was lower and lower after a full charge. And when Rockbox
shut off because it thought my battery was too low, I could boot into
the original firmware and there was still full battery life reported. In
fact, I've been playing it all weekend and it's been just fine, so I
need to remove Rockbox for the time being, 'cause I can't be driving
around Los Angeles while trying to fiddle with my player.

-id

>>ian douglas wrote:
>>>... I got maybe 4.5 hours of battery life
>> > ... play time this time was maybe 2.5 hours.
>>>... it won't last 3hrs on Rockbox.
>> it shut itself off after only 37 minutes of play time
Received on Wed Apr 12 14:04:58 2006


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