Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: new thread about remote control with display
Re: new thread about remote control with display
From: Björn Stenberg <bjorn_at_haxx.se>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 23:54:22 +0200
George Styles (RipnetUK) wrote:
> 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?
It could also be becuase the Duracells couldn't deliver enough current to spin up the disk. NiMH batteries can deliver a lot of current (enough to burn/melt things, as some people have experienced) even when nearly empty. Alkalines can not.
-- BjörnReceived on 2002-10-09