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Subject: Re: Eveready 1850 NiMh

Re: Eveready 1850 NiMh

From: Chris Holt <>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 00:01:23 -0500

Sure, I only charged them the first time with the external charger, then I
ran them all the way down fairly quickly by moving some files via USB
without the Archos plugged in, and then I plugged it in and let them charge
overnight. It's good to break in NiMh batteries by draining them fully the
first couple of times you use them.

If you bent the metal casing when removing the battery covers, I think you
must be pushing out pretty hard. Once I get the tabs to clear at the top, I
try to go straight up with the covers so the sides never get bent. Maybe
you just need to have "the touch". I don't plan to be opening them that
much anyway. These Evereadys are going to stay in for a while I think. :)

The green batteries that came with my unit had 1500Mah printed on the side.
They performed pretty well, but not as good as these. Most batteries you
can get in the store are 1600 or 1700 Mah, but larger ones are starting to
show up. Some 2000Mah are available in online shops I believe.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Josh" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 8:51 PM
Subject: RE: Eveready 1850 NiMh

> Can you charge it using the Archos charger? The one thing I realized is
> that once I cracked open the battery compartment, the metal casing bent
> (before I got it replaced at best buy) making the cover easy to pop out,
> which I just didn't like, but this may just make it worth it hehe...but
> constant popping in and out cant be good for it! Whats the mah on
> standard batteries anyway?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On
> Behalf Of Chris Holt
> Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 8:36 PM
> To:;;
> Subject: Eveready 1850 NiMh
> Just fitted a set of the Eveready 1850 Mah NiMh cells in my AJBR 20 and
> after a full discharge/recharge cycle, I figured I see what they could
> do.
> I'm at 12hours now of playtime including maybe a dozen or so trips
> through
> the menu, and directories for various things, mostly playing large
> playlists
> and a few manual selections (backlight set at 15s) and the battery level
> is
> still at 25%. I'll leave it running till I have to go to work.
> I'm running Rockbox 1.4 and the batteries were charged the second time
> with
> the JB's internal charger.
> I paid about $12 at Wal-Mart for the set of 4.
> I'm impressed.
> Chris
Received on 2002-12-04

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