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Subject: Re: Gmini 220 or Jukebox FM Recorder

Re: Gmini 220 or Jukebox FM Recorder

From: Andrew Hart <>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 15:48:23 -0400

The fixes for battery issues on the Iriver H300 series players and
the IAudio X5's were achieved by shutting down the USB2Go hardware
which Rockbox does not currently use for anything. This had been
overlooked when Rockbox was ported across. The Iriver H100 series
players do not have USB2Go support and so it was not an issue on
those models. As I understand it, the H100 series players were the
first non-Archos players that Rockbox was ported to. These fixes
have no affect on other players such as the Ipods or Archos units. I
haven't heard of any major battery issues with any of the Ipod
players and Rockbox.


At 15:00 17-07-2006, you wrote:
>Does this changing of the battery capacity just refer to the IRivers
>or would this change also improve battery life on a Nano running RB as well?
>I am guessing not but thought it might be worth asking.
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Holden" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 10:07 PM
>Subject: Re: Gmini 220 or Jukebox FM Recorder
>>mat holton said:
>>>>mat holton wrote:
>>>>>Saying that, I've just bought an iriver H320 as I found one (fairly)
>>>>>cheap on ebay (I still own an FMR but the headphone socket is
>>>>>broken). This is an ace device and it runs rockbox. The only problem
>>>>>is the battery time is only 9 hours (it was 19 on my archos)
>>>>Really? Then your battery must be really bad. You should get at least
>>>>12-15 hours with Rockbox.
>>>Well, I'm just going by what Rockbox tells me in the info screen at the
>>>moment, I'm going to properly benchmark it over the next few days.
>>The runtime is actually about 18 hours or so, but due to a bug, the
>>reporting of runtime hasn't been recalibrated after a big improvement of
>>battery life some weeks ago (disabling the USBOTG chip, which drew lots of
>>power even though it wasn't active).
>>As a short-term workaround (pending a proper fix in the code), change your
>>battery capacity from 1300 to 2600 mah in the settings screen, which
>>should get you pretty close.
>>Mike Holden
Received on 2006-07-17

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