Rockbox mail archive
Subject: RE: New Recorder v2 (non-FM) vs. older JB
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
Yes, >6hrs is well and truly within expectations ...I think it is more like
10 or 11.
For all your battery info try the inspiringly named:
The downside of LiIon batteries, is that when they do eventually reach the
end of their life (guesstimated at about 18 months) it is illegal to send
replacements out via postal services - so you need to return the whole unit
to Archos for "repair" - once they stop making the unit, replacement
batteries are likely to become unavailable after about 5 years.
>i just bought one of these from amazon as well, and although it seemed like
>a good move at the time, the battery issue is beginning to concern me.
>i read the battery FAQ, and it didn't really go into quality of the Li-ION
>battery of the V2 recorder. so, basically, my questions is this:
>will i be able to consistently get 6+ hours of play, if i follow the formula
>set forth in the FAQ (charge the device with deep discharge off and trickle
> >-- Original Message --
> >From: "Seth Fischer" <sh.fischer_at_verizon.net>
> >To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> >Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 12:57:50 -0500
> >Subject: New Recorder v2 (non-FM) vs. older JB
> >Reply-To: sh.fischer_at_verizon.net, Rockbox development <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> >I bought a 20 GB Jukebox Recorder v2 (non-FM) and was disappointed when
> >saw that it came with the LI-ION battery. The web-site (Amazon) and the
> >said NIMH, but the documentation (inside the box) said LI-ION. I wanted
> >be able to swap in sets of the NIMH I already have and avoid the problem
> >wife has discovered with her Palm pilot, that it doesn't really hold a
> >charge anymore. The question is this... Is there a significant difference
> >between the older JBs and the v2, besides the battery (quality, build,
> >blah, blah). I still have a few weeks before I need to send it back if
> >want the other model.
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