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Subject: Re: Battery Life on gigabeat!!

Re: Battery Life on gigabeat!!

From: Tyler W. <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 15:35:46 -0500

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Robert Menes
  To: Rockbox
  Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 1:12 PM
  Subject: Re: Battery Life on gigabeat!!

  On 6/29/07, Tyler W. <> wrote:


      Any idea how long it would play on an ipod video? My guess is five plus hours?

      thanks- just asking because I may be going on a road trip. Would it be better for me to buy a lighter adapter for it? I've heard the batterylife isn't as good with rockbox as it is with stock firmware; but, I like being able to just plug the unit into my pc, transfer the songs, no fuss, no muss- unlike itunes. Is this true? thanks

      - Tyler


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  Hi Tyler,

  Get a car adapter. The battery life on the iPod video with Rockbox is terrible; I'm only
  getting about 6 to 7 hours tops on one full charge. Until the code itself is further
  optimized, battery life will be short.

  Actually, in my case, it's stressing the battery out pretty badly. I just purchased a
  higher capacity battery for my iPod (580 mAh versus the stock 400mAh), so I should
  get a fairly good performance boost.

  (Rockbox user since 12/28/06; running on a 5.5G iPod video, 30GB)

  Uh oh- I'm not really sure if I like the sound of that. Where can I get one of these batteries, and how many more hours would I get? If I can, I'd like to get a car adapter, since I'll be in the vehicle most of the time; the 7 hours would be good when I'm sitting outside on the patio etc etc. Can i get it in any store? or do I have to buy it from apple?

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