Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Re: Creative Labs Zen Xtra (BlueChip)
Re: Re: Creative Labs Zen Xtra (BlueChip)
From: BlueChip <cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net>
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 14:10:40 +0000
> > 1. Rockbox has some quite tricky battery algorithms. Even still, I would
> > never leave it leave it plugged permanently, as by their chemical nature,
> > batteries prefer the drain-recharge cycle and not to do it any more than
> > necessary. See batteryuniversity.com for (too much) detail. And I would
> > certainly _never_ do it with the native Archos firmware.
>I leave my archos rockbox plugged in all the time. Am I putting my machine
No, not the machine, just the efficiency of the battery. Batteries are
fairly readily replaceable.
I suppose one could argue that leaving it plugged all the time keeps it hot
and shortens the lifespan of the components - but I don't think it would be
a helpful argument.
Received on 2004-12-07