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Subject: Re: Charging problem in v. 2.0 for Archos Jukebox Recorder 20

Re: Charging problem in v. 2.0 for Archos Jukebox Recorder 20

From: Samuel Kaufman <>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 18:35:04 -0400

By the way, when I installed v2.0, it assumed that my batteries were MUCH larger than 1500 mA. I had to adjust the capacity down to 1500. So, are you sure that the batteries really are being drained so fast? RB might be using the wrong baseline for a "full" battery.

>>> 04/27/03 05:40PM >>>
First of all: I would hate it to have such a long way to go to work (but a
Jukebox is probably the best thing you can have for this).

I had the same battery problem, but didn't try to charge them with the
Archos Software. I just bought some new ones 200 Mnh (or whatever they are
calles) and now it works great and for some more hours again.

At 16:47 27.04.2003 -0400, you wrote:
>Yes. I was just as shocked. I was getting 8hrs on the average. (with v1.28)
>The only thing that I can think of that could be causing it, is that
>rockbox may not be reporting it correctly. Here is why:
>I had just fully charged the archos v1.28, to 100%. Then I loaded the
>rockbox software. After it was loaded, rockbox reported only a 10%
>charge. So I recharged with rockbox back to 100%. Ever since then I have
>only been getting the 3-4 hours of battery time. And after the first hour
>it drops to like 70-80%.
>So just for kicks, I decided to try it again. I took off rockbox,
>recharged archos 1.28 to 100% and I got 7-8 hours again. Then I recharged
>again to 100% and loaded rockbox on it again. Once again it only reported
>10% charged and so i recharged and still only got 3-4 hours of play time.
>So either rockbox is not computing the battery correctly or it is just
>drainng awfully quick. The thing is, I love all the features that rockbox
>has and will probably live with the reduced time., I did go out and buy
>the car adapter. That is where I listen to it, while driving to and from
>work everyday. I have a 2 hour round trip. that is how I can measure the
>Any thoughts ??
>-------Original Message-------
>From: <>
>Date: Sunday, April 27, 2003 5:27:51 AM
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: Charging problem in v. 2.0 for Archos Jukebox Recorder 20
>"Tim Molinaro" <<>> writes:
> > I am only getting 3 hours of playing time total since I switched to
> RockBox.
>I don't see that with my AJBR20.
> > I was getting 8-9 hours with the archos software.
>When you boot the Archos firmware, you still get 8-9 hours?
> > I noticed mention of some kind of patch. Would this patch help in
> > this case?
>If you refer to the "battery patch": no, this implements a different
>way to display the battery level and charging state when USB is
>-- Johan
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Received on 2003-04-28

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