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Subject: Re: H340 battery life

Re: H340 battery life

From: Manuel Dejonghe <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2006 00:29:11 +0200

On 5/31/06, Jonathan Corbet <> wrote:
> For the 3.0 release, my ever so humble
> suggestion would be to *document* the battery life issue and worry about
> things which can actually hang up the player.

For the sake of documentation, I know for sure that it is not related
to the cpu speed.

I checked it by trying to play jewels on a longer trip (no music
playing). I idled the cpu in the debug menu, and the slow
swap-animation showed me that the cpu was not boosted all the time.

And for what it's worth, I do not know which other part in the iriver
device (besides of the hard disk, which is already excluded I think)
has a variable power consumption, apparently, I'm not enough into
electronics yet :-D

It was not that bad in the beginning of the h300-adaption, was it ?
How/when did this problem appear ?
And the very similar h100 does not suffer from this problem, so it
must be hidden in the very device/component part, which is certainly
not easy to get into. At least for me :-D

Does anyone have a clue, a pointer, an idea where guys like me
can/could start to search ? I'm just asking because I never saw any
discussions on this topic here yet.

Received on 2006-06-06

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