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Subject: Re: Battery life preservation during work breaks

Re: Battery life preservation during work breaks

From: Sharon <>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 17:23:58 -0700

I thought turning it off for more 10 seconds of non-use was pretty
extreme; seems like a pause would be pretty much useless if it could
only be 10 seconds long...our supervisors talk longer than that!

So what is the consensus on pausing or turning off for a 5-minute
break? Sounds like pause is better?

10-minute break maybe turn it off?

Aside from battery life, is it harder on the unit itself to do pause
or to turn it off and on?

Thanks again...


>On Thu, 21 Aug 2003, Brent Geery wrote:
>> On Thu, 21 Aug 2003 11:20:17 -0700, Sharon <> wrote:
>> > One more question about battery usage:
>> >
>> > I have 5-minute breaks and 10-minute breaks that alternate at work.
>> > Is it better to turn the Jukebox off during those breaks, or leave it
>> > on pause? Which takes less battery power?
>> >
>> > Thanks again for all the wonderful help....
>> It's in the archives, and the FAQs-- turn it off, if more than about
>> 10 seconds of non-use.
>No way. It's more like 5 or 10 minutes. The 10 second might apply to
>being plugged into the USB, which causes the HD to spin continuously.
>I just turned on my non-flashed player several time, and each time the HD
>spun for 9 seconds.
>Compare that to 10 seconds of idle without the HD spinning, and you tell
>me, which is going to use more power. With the light not on, the Archos
>on pause draws minuscule power compared to the HD.
>I remember that discussion too. Perhaps a more through search of the
>archives are in order?
Received on 2003-08-22

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