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Gigabeat Battery Runtimes

Introduction

This page documents runtime tests performed by Gigabeat users. For test methodology, see BatteryRuntime. Original F Series battery is 830mAh Li-ion battery.

Results

Model Codec Encoder and options Rockbox version Date Volume Runtime Battery Type Tester Comments
F40 MP3 VBR 20070108 2007-01-09   15h 3m   AdamGashlin battery_bench
F40 MP3 128-192kbps 20070114 2007-01-18   14h 45m   Malcom (Combrains) battery_bench, No CPU-scaling, old bootloader
F40 AAC 128kbps 20070115 2007-01-15 Medium 15h 27m   YohannMisquitta battery_bench, No CPU-scaling, old bootloader
F40 MP3 VBR 20070115 2007-01-17   19h 24m   Alison Gravley battery_bench, predominantly normal use, new bootloader
F40 AAC/mp3/OGG Various 20070117 2007-01-18 Medium 16h 10m   YohannMisquitta battery_bench, CPU-scaling, new bootloader
F20 MP3 CBR (192kbps) 20070127 (Daily) 2007-01-28 -20dB 14h 10m   Frank Grisafi battery bench file, new bootloader, below average use
F40 MP3 VBR (221kbps) 20070201 2007-02-03   16h 22m   MichaelConner battery bench, new bootloader
F20 MP3/FLAC/OGG VBR 20070322 (SVN r12894) 2007-03-30 -20dB 14h 7m   CarlosEduardoCoelhoBaptistaShinagawa battery bench file, new bootloader, below average use
F40 MP3 128-320kbps 20070418 2007-04-18   16h 40m Original F40 Battery AlexanderSpyridakis battery_bench, new bootloader
F40 MPC Quality 5 20070430 2007-04-30 -20dB 16h 38m   FredericHoffmann battery_bench
F20 MP3 320kbps 20070501 (SVN r13302) 2007-05-01 -24dB 17h 33m   ChristopheNicolas battery bench file, default settings
F40 MP3 LAME API (220kbps) 20070508 2007-05-09 -12dB 17h 58m   IanLawler Brand New F40, UI barely touched, battery bench file
F20 MP3 192kbps 20070709 2007-07-09 -25dB 16h 17m   JohnathonMihalop battery_bench, svn bootloader
F40 MP3 VBR 20070830 2007-08-31 -29dB 15h 45m   MichaelDiFebbo svn bootloader
F40 MP3 VBR/CBR Custom Build 2007-10-05 -27dB 23h 44m Li 1200mah 4G iPod Mad Cow battery-bench-madcow.txt
F20 MP3 Various Custom Build 2007-10-09 -3dB 26h 39m Li 1200mah 4G iPod JacobBrooks battery-bench-jac0b.txt
F40 MP3 VBR/CBR 20071123 (SVN r15780) 2007-11-06 ??? 15h 51m Li 830mAh standard battery JerryLange battery_bench_JerryLange.txt
F40 MP3 192kbps 20080211 (SVN r16290) 2008-02-11 -8 dB 12h 14m Li-ion orig. battery KyleGabriel battery_bench, Big_AA_SVN Theme
F40 MP3 192kbps 20080211 (SVN r16290) 2008-02-15, 2008-02-16, 2008-02-19 -8 dB 14h 25m, 14h 58m, 15h 0m First Replacement 1200mAh CS-IPOD4HL iPod 4G KyleGabriel battery_bench_08-02-15, battery_bench_08-02-16, battery_bench_08-02-19, Same MP3's as previous test, Big_AA_SVN Theme
F40 MP3 192kbps r16410-080224, r16441-080227 2008-02-26, 2008-02-28 -8 dB 18h 46m, 19h 6m Second Replacement 1200mAh CS-IPOD4HL iPod 4G KyleGabriel battery_bench_08-02-26, battery_bench_08-02-28, Same MP3's as previous test, Big_AA_SVN Theme
F60 Mp3 320kbps r18346M-080826 Aug 31, 2008 -73 dB 14h35 Original F Series Battery ClementPitClaudel Data file

Toshiba Gigabeat X Series benchmarks

Model Codec Encoder and options Rockbox version Date Volume Runtime Battery Type Tester Comments
X30 MP3 VBR 20070201 (SVN r1217x) 2007-02-01   15h 12m Li JohnBouAntoun battery bench file, svn bootloader
X60 MP3 320kbps r20856-090506 2009-05-07 -26dB 15h 04m Li ChristopheNicolas battery bench,the bench file doesn't start at 0 but at 2:49:17 ??? and finish at 17:53:11. Replay gain on

Toshiba Gigabeat S Series benchmarks

Model Codec Encoder and options Rockbox version Date Volume Runtime Battery Type Tester Comments
S60 MP3 160 CBR 20080725 (SVN r18117) 2008-07-25 -20 dB 6h 7m Original 700mAh AlexanderSpyridakis battery_bench.txt
S60 Vorbis Q6 VBR SVN r18359+FS#9312+FS#8943 2008-08-29 -20 dB 5h 55m Original 700mAh AndrewMahone battery_bench.txt - battery always reports 100% while unplugged
S120* MP3 ~256kbps VBR r19032 2008-11-11 -46 dB 7:02 1000 mAh AlexParker *S60 with Toshiba MK1214GAH? 120 GB drive. battery_bench.txt
S60 MP3 192 VBR 081110 (SVN r19080) 2008-11-10 -25db 6h 35m 1000mAh AlexanderSpyridakis battery_bench.txt
S30 MP3 ~256 VBR 090209 (SVN r19952) 2009-02-09 -37db 7h 15m Original 700mAh MichaelSevakis battery_bench.txt
S30 MP3 ~256 VBR 090312 (r20298:20299M-090312) 2009-03-12 -37db 6h 34m (528MHz) Original 700mAh MichaelSevakis battery_bench.txt
S30 MP3 ~256 VBR 090312 (r20298:20299M-090312) 2009-03-13 -37db 6h 34m (264MHz) Original 700mAh MichaelSevakis battery_bench.txt
S60 MP3 320kbps r19662-090103 2009-05-07 -29db 5h 54m Original 700mAh ChristopheNicolas battery bench replay gain on

A little graphing

I recently did a whole battery bechmark on my Gigabeat F60 : it seems to me that power estimation is quite good, as the error is limited. Nonetehless, some tweaking is still needed, as estimation is too low at the beginning and too high at the end of ischarge cycle. See graphs and feel free to comment. -- ClementPitClaudel - 31 Aug 2008

Voltage evolution graph

Error in remaining time estimation


  • Since the data on this page is supposed to be used for calibrating battery level meters (as I understood) I changed the table so that more data is available. I used IriverRuntime as model - it might be good to agree on some typical settings - at least the same or similar quality of music files and one codec. I don't own a Gigabeat but I think these hints could be useful. MarianneArnold (14 Jan 2007)

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