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Subject: Re: Gmini 220 or Jukebox FM Recorder

Re: Gmini 220 or Jukebox FM Recorder

From: mat holton <mathew.holton_at_zirconsoftware.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 09:50:20 +0100

Mike Holden wrote:
> mat holton said:
>
>>> mat holton wrote:
>>>
>>>> Saying that, I've just bought an iriver H320 as I found one (fairly)
>>>> cheap on ebay (I still own an FMR but the headphone socket is
>>>> broken). This is an ace device and it runs rockbox. The only problem
>>>> is the battery time is only 9 hours (it was 19 on my archos)
>>>>
>>> Really? Then your battery must be really bad. You should get at least
>>> 12-15 hours with Rockbox.
>>>
>>> Linus
>>>
>> Well, I'm just going by what Rockbox tells me in the info screen at the
>> moment, I'm going to properly benchmark it over the next few days.
>>
>>
>>
>
> The runtime is actually about 18 hours or so, but due to a bug, the
> reporting of runtime hasn't been recalibrated after a big improvement of
> battery life some weeks ago (disabling the USBOTG chip, which drew lots of
> power even though it wasn't active).
>
> As a short-term workaround (pending a proper fix in the code), change your
> battery capacity from 1300 to 2600 mah in the settings screen, which
> should get you pretty close.
>
Okay, interesting. Well, I ran it all day yesterday at work and kept
checking the remaining runtime and it switched off several minutes after
it had got to 0mins remaining. So does Rockbox turn the unit off before
it actually runs out of power as a safeguard against anything bad
happening? I've switched over to 2600mah now, so we shall see.

Cheers, mat
Received on 2006-07-18


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