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Subject: Re: Battery problem symptoms.

Re: Battery problem symptoms.

From: Björn Stenberg <bjorn_at_haxx.se>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 12:11:20 +0100

Holger Lembke wrote:
> I left mine on this night with connected USB and connected DC, my computer
> is always on.
>
> When I tried to use it, batterie was down to 9% and jbr rebootet everytime
> the HD turns on.

Yes. An idle spinning disk consumes 300-350 mA, which is the max amount a 12V charger supplies. Which means any disk access will eat your batteries until they are empty.

We should:

a) Mention this in the FAQ
b) Add a disk spindown option for USB mode

-- 
Björn
Received on 2003-01-13

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