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Old 11-24-2007, 11:39 PM   #1
Barcey
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Real World CyBook Battery Life

Just thought I'd share my experience so far and see what others are experiencing.

I made it 15 days until I had to charge it tonight.

I had set the auto power off for 1 hour because I didn't find the default 5 minute practical. There must be a formula for how much power it takes to run through the 30 second boot process vs just leaving a static page for x amount of time. I hope it's longer then 5 min. I powered it off when I knew I wasn't going to read for longer then 1 hour.

I'm not a heavy reader compared to others on this forum. I typically average 50 paperback pages a day and when I checked the books I read during this time it was roughly 800 paper page equivalent. Assuming two ebook pages per paper page that's about 1,600 page turns. I typically read in three separate sessions in a day and powered the unit off in between.

I had the SD card installed the whole time and I did more font changes, font size changes, dictionary and thesaurus lookups then I typically would because of demos for people and stuff so that probably chewed more battery.

This is longer then I need because if I'm gone for a week I have to take my iPod charger anyway. In the future I'll probably just leave it powered on and charge it every 4 days but I was curious how long it would last.

Last edited by Barcey; 11-25-2007 at 12:05 AM. Reason: Cheap drugs ;-)
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