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Subject: Re: Question about battery power
From: Ronald Teune (
Date: 2004-07-21

This setting is just for letting rockbox know what kind of batteries it is
running on, probably to predict the running time. You can set it to 3000
mAh and say "wow, my jukebox can run twice as long now!" but you're just
faking yourself. If you set it to the value printed on the battery (I
think that's hard to see for you...) you get a good prediction of running


On Wed, 21 Jul 2004 11:45:09 -0700, Aregullin, Manuel
<> wrote:

> Thanks Ronald and everyone who has responded to this question. I do
> notice
> that my settings will go quite high. I know that I can go as high as 3000
> milli-amp hours. I wonder if it is wise to set this setting as high as it
> will go. Can anyone tell me if this would work?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> On
> Behalf Of Ronald Teune
> Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 10:32 AM
> To: Rockbox development
> Subject: Re: Question about battery power
> Hi,
> mAh means milli-Ampere-hour. I think the standard batteries are 1600 mAh
> or so (I got it second hand - with 2300 mAh batteries inside), I don't
> exactly know what the standard setting in rockbox is. 2300 mAh means
> something like it can run for 2.3 hours while draining 1000 mA (or 1 A)
> or
> for 1 hour when draining 2.3 A. This is not entirely accurate, but the
> idea is that higher mAh's give higher runtimes, so rockbox probably
> displays a higher runtime when you set it to 2300 mAh.
> Ronald
>> Does this MA adjustment actually allow the user to adjust how much
>> power
>> is
>> used? Would I be correct in assuming that if I adjust this setting
>> lower, I
>> can extend my play time?
>> Manuel
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