Rockbox mail archive
Subject: Re: 2:40 hour battery life for recorder 20???!
From: ajf (ajf_at_midmaine.com)
I have also gotten disappointing results with new major brand name 1800 ma
batteries, but it was more like 4 - 5 hours of play time, not 2 1/2.
Have you set the battery capacity correctly in the config? The default is
1500 ma, and that setting may make your charge status read higher than it
> I've had my Recorder 20 for almost a year and the battery life has always been poor but it has stays hooked to the charger most of the time so I never looked into it.
> Last week I purchased a new set of 1800mAH rechargables and installed Rockbox 2.0 but battery life still sucks.
> Last night I hooked the unit to the recharger ( the Recorder 20 was OFF the entire time) and charged it for 12 hours. I then turned the unit on (battery status was 97%) and starting playing songs in shuffle mode. After 2 hours and 40 minutes of uninterrupted play time the batteries were fully discharged.
> This unit is claimed to run for 8 hours and I see that many users are getting somewhere in that range. Does anyone have any ideas why my battery life is abysmal and/or suggestions on how to improve it?
> I've looked at the Battery FAQ on the Rockbox website but didn't find answers to my questions.
> Best Regards,
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