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Subject: Re: new thread about remote control with display

Re: new thread about remote control with display

From: George Styles \(RipnetUK\) <"George>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 22:39:44 +0100

> While on the note of pushing things to thier limits; all the HDD used in
> Archos require 5V +- 5% supplies (ie 4.75V - 5.25 V), whilst the supply
> given to the HDD is direct from the batteries, which scales between ~5.5V
> and 5.8V whilst charging in my player (these values are about right for
> NiMh's). So, the HDD in the Archos is overdriven at the moment, to the
> of about 0.5V, which is probably just below the threshold of doing rather
> nasty things :)

So that is why when I stuck a set of Duracells in, the HDD just clicked and
the unit didnt work??? (no lasting damage - put NiMH back in and all is

prob'ly overvoltage protection i would think?

Received on 2002-10-09

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